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The Reliability of Pumping Equipment: Guidelines for Maximizing Uptime, Availability, and Reliability Guidebook

Improving and maintaining the reliability of rotodynamic pumping equipment is essential for those with an interest in improving the cost, safety, and reliability of pumps and related equipment. This guide provides reliability insights such as expected reliability levels, monitoring approaches, and methods of improvement.

Information is also included on how to identify satisfactory operation for different pump types, classes of service, and importance. Maintenance and reliability professionals looking to benchmark and improve reliability and cost of ownership will benefit from the information contained in this guide.


  • Provides an overview of initial equipment selection relative to the product life expectation as well as installation
  • recommendations that will improve system reliability
  • Classifies methods of quantifying reliability using computer maintenance management systems and identifies how to improve the reliability of bad actor systems
  • Identifies how to achieve optimal life of pumping equipment when it is correctly designed, sized, and selected for a given application and operated (and maintained) as specified
  • Categorizes solutions for analyzing, improving, and possibly replacing existing equipment as well as defining the importance of life cycle cost analysis for new equipment

This guidebook is available for immediate download in secure PDF format. Documents in this format are a single-user license and are encrypted for security purposes. Each copy of this guidebook in electronic format is authorized to a single login and password on a single desktop or laptop computer. The end-user license prohibits installation of these files on a network server or their shared use in an network environment.  These files may be transferred from an old computer to a new computer by following the instructions provided upon purchase or available online at estore.pumps.org/about.aspx.

To view documents in secure PDF format requires the download of the free Adobe® Reader®. Authorization requires download of an Adobe-approved plug-in from FileOpen Systems, Inc. and Internet access to complete the authorization process.  Security permissions of these files allow printing and the addition of comments.  Once authorized these files may be accessed with or without connection to the Internet.

ISBN: 978-1-935762-38-6
Pages: 172
Approval Date: 2015
Table of Contents: View in PDF Format
Also Available in Hardcopy: Coming Soon


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