Pump Performance Testing Services
From SPP Energy Services
On site pump performance testing can often provide valuable information regarding the actual point that the pump is operating at on its Q.H. Curve (head v flow). Pumps are normally tested by the OEM against a client issued specification. This specification is often modelled or calculated rather than being an actual measurement of the installation system curve. On site testing offers an early opportunity of establishing any discrepancies between the specification as issued to the pump OEM and the actual characteristics of the system as constructed. On site fixed installation condition monitoring packages are not always set up to measure actual pump performance rather they tend to concentrate on the machines mechanical condition and deterioration rather than “is the pump operating at B.E.P.” or is it in hydraulic distress? SPP Energy offer on-site performance testing using conventional measuring techniques.
Flow is measured with ultrasonic flow meters with readings being taken from site installed flow meters where available and where relevant. Pressure via conventional calibrated gauges or Druck Pressure Transducers. Power measurement is recorded using a power analyser. Results can be compared with original OEM specifications for the pump and system. Factory test conducted during pump overhaul and or upgrade can provide further confirmation of the actual pump performance and highlight any discrepancies. Fixed installation packages are available.