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28
Jan

3-Phase Motor Running Backwards? Updated 28-Jan-2016

Updated 28-Jan-2016 Editors Note: This post is one of the most frequently viewed on our website. This can be attributed to the high frequency of worn and damaged wiring. With proper electrical maintenance and pump startup procedures, this problem can be 100% eliminated.  3-Phase Motors used on Molten Metal Pumps Nearly all the electric motors …

18
Mar

Line Reactors Improve Pump Motor Performance

Dirty Power Surprisingly few industrial facilities conduct power line quality assessments as part of routine maintenance. In a heavily mechanized environment, fast-transient power disruptions are common place. These fast transient events travel through out the power circuits and are stopped only by the power distribution transformers. This means that each individual piece of equipment must …

23
Dec

Pump Installation – Lowering the Pump into the Molten Metal

The following is standard procedure for introducing a pump into a molten metal bath: WARNING – GRAPHITE CONTAINING MOISTURE MAY EXPLODE IN MOLTEN METAL!  ALWAYS REFER TO THE MANUAL THAT SHIPPED WITH YOUR MOLTEN METAL PUMP FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION. IF YOU SEE THE PUMP “BUBBLING” AT ANY POINT IN THE FOLLOW PROCEDURE, LIFT THE …

20
Dec

Graphite Properties and Application in Molten Metal Pumps

Graphite is the refractory material of choice for many non-ferrous molten metal pump applications. Below is a list of graphite characteristics that are important in pump applications: Dimensional Integrity – Graphite maintains mechanical dimensional integrity across a wide range of temperatures. Unlike steel alloys that bend and twist, graphite remains dimensionally stable and displays relatively …