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A Guide for the Pump Industry

It is widely accepted that the most commonly used drivers for pumps are electric motors. This guidebook provides a comprehensive review of application, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting insights of electric motors. Additionally, this document imparts guidance and understanding on the selection, specification, and operation of electric motors including considerations when installing into a pumping system. This guidebook is intended to assist those who need to understand both application and installation considerations along with maintenance and troubleshooting for electric motors that drive pumping systems.
The goal of this guidebook is to educate those who perform selection, specification, operation, and installation of electric motors into a pumping system.


  • Describes application considerations including: sizing and selection for load types, electrical requirements, service factor and temperature rise, acceleration requirements, starting requirements for motors and pumps, motor basics for variable speed operation, frames, mounting, and motor enclosures.
  • Contains installation considerations such as electrical, protective devices, installation with VFD, mechanical and lifting considerations, startup and commissioning.
  • Provides an overview of maintenance and troubleshooting considerations that are important to safe and proper operation such as lubrication, motor alignment, enclosures, electrical maintenance, storage, bearings, vibration, temperature, airflow and filters.
  • Provides illustrations and descriptions of different bearing and winding failures, including their possible causes and countermeasures.
ISBN: 978-1-935762-84-3
Pages: 147
Approval Date: 2019
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