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SPS Systems Trouble Shooting

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Trouble Shooting Pump Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber Trouble Shooting Motor Trouble Shooting Suction Chamber/Intake Trouble Shooting Skid Trouble Shooting Switches Trouble Shooting Motor Coupling

TROUBLE SHOOTING PUMP

Trouble Shooting Pump

Symptom Vibration
Cause:
Cavitation Increase suction pressure until the problem goes away Worn Pump Consult Factory Misalignment Check motor for soft foot condition, check alignment, make adjustments as necessary ** Plugged Pump Consult Factory Resonance Consult Factory Corrosion Replace corroded components if possible ** Motor Rotor Unbalanced Have motor serviced **

Trouble Shooting Pump

Symptom Noise
Cause:
Cavitation Increase suction pressure until the problem goes away Worn Pump Consult Factory Plugged Pump Consult Factory

Trouble Shooting Pump

Symptom Change in Performance (Pressure/Flow Rate)


Cause:
Worn Pump Consult Factory Cavitation Increase suction pressure until the problem goes away Plugged Pump Consult Factory Choke/Discharge Valve Not Properly Set Set Valve Properly No Flow To Pump Ensure proper flow to pump Speed Change Determine why speed was changed Leak in Pipe Work Fix Leak

Trouble Shooting Pump

Symptom High Housing Temperature


Cause:
Choke or Discharge Valve Closed Set Valve Properly Plugged Pump[ - Consult Factory

Trouble Shooting Pump

Symptom Locked Rotor


Cause:
frozen pump - Heat up the pump until it is able to turn rusted pump - Consult factory plugged pump - Consult factory

Trouble Shooting Pump

Symptom Leak
Cause:
O-ring failure - Replace O-ring flange gasket failure - Replace gasket Corrosion - Replace corroded components pump housing over pressure - Lower pump discharge pressure immediately, consult factory loose screws or bolts - Tighten applicable screws, bolts

TROUBLE SHOOTING THRUST CHAMBER

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Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber

Symptom - Over temperature (measured by thrust chamber thermocouple, more than a 110 F rise over ambient temperature)
Cause:
too much thrust - Make adjustments (speed, valve) to get the pump operating properly oil level too high - Fill thrust chamber at proper oil level oil level too low - Fill thrust chamber at proper oil level oil needs to be changed - Change oil oil ring stems not properly set - Set stems properly bearings are worn - Replace thrust chamber or service motor **(depending on where the problem is)

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Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber

Symptom Vibration
Cause:
bearings are worn - Replace thrust chamber or service motor **(depending on where the problem is) Refer to Pump section for additional causes

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Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber

Symptom Noise
Cause:
bearings are worn - Replace thrust chamber or service motor **(depending on where the problem is) bearing cages melted - Replace thrust chamber** oil ring stems not properly set - Set stems properly oil level too high - Fill thrust chamber at proper oil level oil level too low - Fill thrust chamber at proper oil level oil needs to be changed - Change oil

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Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber

Symptom - Locked rotor


Cause:
oil ring stems not properly set - Set stems properly Refer to Pump Section for additional causes

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Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber

Symptom Leak
Cause:
oil seal failure - Replace oil seal ** O-ring failure - Replace oring ** thrust chamber ball valve not closed - Close valve sight glass not tight - Tighten sight glass oil ring stems not properly set - Set stems properly

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Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber

Symptom - Oil discolored


Cause:
oil is emulsified - Change oil oil needs to be changed - Change oil bearing cages melted - Replace thrust chamber** oil ring stems not properly set - Set stems properly

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TROUBLE SHOOTING MOTOR

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Trouble Shooting Motor

Symptom Vibration
Cause:
unbalanced phase voltages - Correcting a problem in the motor requires motor to be serviced ** Misalignment - Check motor for soft foot condition, check alignment, make adjustments as necessary ** motor rotor unbalance - Have motor serviced ** loose screws or bolts - Tighten applicable screws, bolts

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Trouble Shooting Motor

Symptom - Windings over temperature (if equipped with temperature detector), motor running above nameplate amperage.
Cause:
pump is not operating at proper point - Make adjustments (speed, valve) to get the pump operating properly plugged pump - Consult factory worn pump - Consult factory

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Trouble Shooting Motor

Symptom - Noise in bearing housing


Cause:
bearings are worn - Replace thrust chamber or service motor **(depending on where the problem is) insufficient motor bearing grease - Re-grease, if symptom still exists have motor serviced motor bearing grease needs changing - Re-grease, if symptom still exists have motor serviced

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Trouble Shooting Suction Chamber/Intake

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Trouble Shooting Suction Chamber/Intake

Symptom Leak
Cause:
mechanical seal failure - Replace seal ** o'ring failure - Replace oring ** Corrosion - Replace corroded components if possible **

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Trouble Shooting Suction Chamber/Intake

Symptom Noise
Cause:
foreign objects stuck in flow path - Clear flow path refer also to pump section

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Trouble Shooting Suction Chamber/Intake

Symptom - Vibration
Cause:
refer to pump and thrust chamber sections

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Trouble Shooting Skid

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Trouble Shooting Skid

Symptom Vibration
Cause:
loose screws or bolts - Tighten applicable screws, bolts refer also to motor, thrust chamber, and pump sections

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Trouble Shooting Switches {ENSURE ALL SETTINGS ON SWITCHES ARE CORRECT}

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Trouble Shooting Switches

Symptom - Shutdown on high discharge pressure


Cause:
choke/discharge valve not properly set - Set the valve properly too much discharge line backpressure - To be decided by customer, typically a valve can be adjusted too much suction line pressure - To be decided by customer, typically a valve can be adjusted foreign objects stuck in flow path - Clear flow path

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Trouble Shooting Switches

Symptom - Shutdown on low discharge pressure


Cause:
choke/discharge valve not properly set - Set the valve properly insufficient discharge line backpressure - To be decided by customer, typically a valve can be adjusted no flow to pump - Ensure proper flow to pump insufficient suction line pressure - Increase suction line pressure leak in pipe work - Fix leaks Time delay relay on control panel not properly set - Set time delay relay properly

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Trouble Shooting Switches

Symptom - Shutdown on high suction pressure


Cause:
choke/discharge valve not properly set - Set the valve properly too much suction line pressure - To be decided by customer, typically a valve can be adjusted too much discharge line backpressure - To be decided by customer, typically a valve can be adjusted

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Trouble Shooting Switches

Symptom - Shutdown on low suction pressure


Cause:
choke/discharge valve not properly set - Set the valve properly insufficient suction line pressure - Increase suction line pressure no flow to pump - Ensure proper flow to pump insufficient discharge line backpressure - To be decided by customer, typically a valve can be adjusted leak in pipe work - Fix leaks Time delay relay on control panel not properly set - Set time delay relay properly

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Trouble Shooting Switches

Symptom - Shutdown on high vibration


Cause:
Time delay relay on control panel not properly set - Set time delay relay properly see motor, thrust chamber, and pump sections

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Trouble Shooting Motor Coupling

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Trouble Shooting Motor Coupling

Symptom Leak
Cause:
o'ring failure - Replace oring ** flange gasket failure - Replace gasket, check also for coupling wear coupling grease plug missing - Install grease plug loose screws or bolts - Tighten applicable screws, bolts

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Trouble Shooting Motor Coupling

Symptom Noise
Cause:
Misalignment - Check motor for soft foot condition, check alignment, make adjustments as necessary ** loose screws or bolts - Tighten applicable screws, bolts coupling is worn - Replace coupling coupling lacks grease - Replace coupling if worn, otherwise re-grease coupling

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Summary

Trouble Shooting Pump Trouble Shooting Thrust Chamber Trouble Shooting Motor Trouble Shooting Suction Chamber/Intake Trouble Shooting Skid Trouble Shooting Switches Trouble Shooting Motor Coupling

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