Troubleshooting

  • Suction lift too great
  • Inlet of suction pipe insufficiently submerged
  • Suction inlet or strainer blocked
  • Excessive amount of air or gas in liquid
  • Viscosity and / or S.G. of liquid being pumped too high
  • Suction line not air tight
  • Suction hose collapsed
  • Non return valve ball not seating
  • Mechanical seal / Packing drawing air into pump
  • Pump’s priming system blocked or badly worn
  • Separation tank cover blocked
  • Pump’s priming hose leaking air

 

  • Incorrect engine speed
  • Discharge head too high
  • Suction lift too great
  • Suction inlet or strainer blocked
  • Suction line not air tight
  • Suction hose collapsed
  • Mechanical seal drawing air into pump
  • Obstruction in pump casing / impeller
  • Impeller excessively worn
  • Delivery hose punctured or blocked
  • Pump not primed
  • Air pockets in suction line
  • Inlet of suction pipe insufficiently submerged
  • Excessive amount of air or gas in liquid

 

  • Speed too low
  • Excessive amount of air or gas in liquid
  • Incorrect direction of rotation
  • Viscosity and / or S.G. of liquid being pumped too high
  • Impeller Damaged
  • Impeller out of balance

 

  • Suction lift too great
  • Insufficient water at suction inlet
  • Suction inlet or strainer blocked
  • Suction hose collapsed
  • Excessive air leak in suction line
  • Mechanical seal / Packing drawing air into pump
  • Obstruction in pump casing / impeller
  • Delivery hose punctured or blocked

 

  • Obstruction in pump casing / impeller
  • Impeller out of balance
  • Shaft bent
  • Shaft running of centre because of worn bearings or misalignment
  • Misalignment
  • Bearings worn
  • Excessive thrust caused by mechanical failure inside pump
  • Lack of bearing lubrication
  • Incorrect assembly of stacked bearings, i.e. angular contact ball bearings fitted front-to-front instead of back-to-back
  • Dirt in bearings
  • Rusting of bearings from water in housing

 

  • Engine speed too high
  • Obstruction in pump casing / impeller Impeller damaged
  • Cavitation due to excessive suction lift
  • Suction or discharge re-circulation of fluid within the pump
  • Impeller out of balance
  • Shaft bent
  • Shaft running of centre because of worn bearings or misalignment
  • Misalignment
  • Bearings worn
  • Pump not primed
  • Pump or suction pipe not completely filled with water Inlet of suction pipe insufficiently submerged
  • Excessive thrust caused by mechanical failure inside pump
  • Lack of bearing lubrication
  • Incorrect assembly of stacked bearings, i.e. angular contact ball bearings fitted front-to-front instead of back-to-back
  • Dirt in bearings
  • Rusting of bearings from water in housing

 

  • Mechanical seal damaged or worn

 

  • Engine speed too high
  • Obstruction between impeller and wear plates
  • Viscosity and / or SG of liquid being pumped too high
  • Incorrect direction of rotation
  • Misalignment
  • Shaft bent

 

The Industries we Serve

mining
Mining
Crane and construction site
Construction
Agriculture
Agriculture
Utilities
Utilities

WHY Sykes Group?

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Our pumps are designed to handle the most challenging and demanding environments. Using our in-house engineering team, we can custom-design machinery to match any specification.

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We design and manufacture machinery that delivers optimal efficiency and minimal downtime. Even operating in harsh conditions, our products provide a safe and cost-effective solution.

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We provide a wide range of pumps to handle all types of water-based issues. Whether above or below ground, Sykes Group can offer a solution.

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