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Safety Tips to Remember When Using Industrial Process Pumps

by Matias Keranen

Process pumps are pretty common for the industrial sector because of how much pressure they can support. That added pressure does create potential safety scenarios, which you won't have to stress about so long as you get down the following safety tips.

Review the Pump's Particular Designs and Requirements

It's pretty common for process pumps to have a lot of different designs. Your own industrial site probably has a process pump that is unique to it alone. That won't be a problem if you take the time to study these particular designs and their requirements.

Then it will be much easier to perform the correct maintenance steps around the process pump. You won't do something that causes a part to wear down more quickly or expose your body to injury when around a structure that is holding a lot of pressure.

Check Out the Guards Often

There will be guards on process pumps around an industrial site. Their role is to make potentially dangerous parts on process pumps not as easily accessible. The guards will prevent hand-to-hand contact, which is key in preventing things like burning and chemical exposure. You want to look at these guards each time the process pump is maintained and adjusted. 

Make sure the guards are in good shape and protecting the dangerous components that they're supposed to be around. Guards that are damaged or missing should be looked at by a process pump contractor. Then you can rest assured the guards will be restored and continue providing maximum safety around industrial process pumps.

Verify That the Pump Placement Is Correct

There are some industrial sites that unfortunately have the wrong setup location for process pumps. That's a good way for people around these pumps to get injured, especially if the pump is hard to access when certain parts have to be addressed. 

You want to make sure your industrial site's process pump has been set up in a location that makes parts easy to access. Also look to see that the pump is pretty close to the source of the liquid being pumped, whether it's petroleum or chemicals. That will reduce the likelihood of leaks and potential injuries. 

Process pumps can handle a lot of pressure, which helps when certain liquids need to be transported around an industrial worksite. If you're careful about the things you do around this pump and to it, you won't be dealing with a lot of severe injuries. Talk to a supplier to find an API process pump in your area.