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10
Feb

Air Supply Considerations for an Air Motor on a Molten Metal Pump

Our pumps are offered with air motor options. Air motor benefits include: No electrical connections and associated complexities. Pump speed is easily controlled by regulating the air pressure. The pump can be run from a nitrogen bottle during maintenance or emergencies. Air motors run cooler than ambient temperatures. Air motors are lighter weight than their …

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 …

5
Feb

Pre-Storage Pump Inspection – Maintenance Pumps

Factory Evaluation Any or all components can be sent to High Temperature Systems, Inc. for inspection and evaluation. The most accurate evaluation requires complete chemical removal of the metal from the graphite surfaces. This is especially true for proper inspection of the pump base. Contact High Temperature Systems, Inc. prior to shipment of any components. …

4
Feb

Preparing the Pump for Storage – Operational Assessment and Removal from Metal

Operational Assessment – Before Removing the Pump from the Metal About 10% of pumps are used exclusively for scheduled furnace maintenance. Between usages, these pumps need to be properly stored and maintained. The first step to good pump maintenance is an operational assessment. Study the pump’s operation prior to de-energizing and removal from the molten …

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 …

3
Dec

Preheating Stations

While not an absolute requirement, most molten metal pump operators benefit from utilizing a preheat station: Less down time between pump changes. Reduced risk of thermal shock damage when installing a pump. Decreased preheat time. Improved safety. WARNING – GRAPHITE CONTAINING MOISTURE MAY EXPLODE IN MOLTEN METAL!  ALWAYS REFER TO THE MANUAL THAT SHIPPED WITH YOUR …

22
Nov

Hoist Considerations

Before you use that shiny new electric hoist, consider this. Hoists that are not equipped with variable speed controls can be hazardous to your health and the health of your molten metal pump. Recently, I have heard a range of complaints regarding poor speed control with electric hoists. In most cases, the speed is to too …

28
Oct

Updated Q501 QuickPump Brochure

We just updated the Q501 QuickPump Brochure: Q501A QuickPump Brochure 20131027pdm