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Pump anodes to prevent pump failure due to electrolysis

We have had two pumps through our shop, in 2011, that the pump housings were totally eaten away causing a failure of the pump. It first appeared to be bad water systems or operator error, however when the second showed up, we begin noticing the the intake strainers were being replaced more often that usual. Both apparatus have polytanks.

A third apparatus from 2010 that had a pump failure, had the same damage as the two new pumps. The 2010 repair, originally had a steel tank, but it…

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Added by Bob Franklin on January 28, 2012 at 12:03am — 1 Comment

Certified pump testing

Does anyone know of a state that requires a state ceertification for a person or company to conduct pump certification test? There are alot of departments here that are getting taken on annual service test being done by people who have never heard of NFPA 1911. Any information will be greatly appreciated. BOB

Added by Bob Franklin on January 27, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

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