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Submersible pump

Submersible pump

Submersible pump

Dear All

What are the possible mechanical damages for a centrifugal submersible pump operating in a condition with lesser than the minimum water level, daily 2 hours approximately possibly for two-three months continuously

RE: Submersible pump

Bearing failure
motor over heating


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RE: Submersible pump

Dear Little inch
I am in a situation now where i have to run 2-3 submersible pump in such a situation. i plan to install a float switch to solve this issue .

RE: Submersible pump

Some pumps can survive dry running or low flow and simple low power units can be pretty robust.

But it really isn't a good idea if they weren't designed for it.

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RE: Submersible pump

Two issues come to mind:
Vortexing due to low water level, so it will start to suck air and could stop pumping
Motor overheating. Most submersibles are designed so that the water keeps the motor cool. Some are designed with internal recirculation systems so that the pumped water cools the motor, many are not.

RE: Submersible pump

What flow and head are required, this makes a big difference to the pump size / selection and the cooling requirements.

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RE: Submersible pump

Dear Artisi

15-meter head and approximately 27 LPS flow

RE: Submersible pump

What says the manual? Did you check with vendor?
Probably not the best idea!
My 2 cents

RE: Submersible pump

bearing, seals, shaft, etc... all must be due to overheat based on what you explained.


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