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Bronze Helical Gear Pumps From Oberdorfer
Close tolerances and the positive pumping action make the rotary gear pump capable of lifting water on the suction side as high as 20 feet. Though gear pumps are self priming, a foot valve is recommended. If possible, wet the gears with liquid to be pumped for the first dry start. Liquid retained in the system and gear chambers serves to "wet" the pump on subsequent starts.
Pump By-pass and Rotation
The pump by-pass is not intended to be a metering or flow control device. Its main purpose is to function as a pressure relief when the desired set point is exceeded, overheating can occur within 5 -10 minutes if the discharge line is completely shut off for extended periods. Reversing rotation reverses the"IN" and "OUT" ports and the location of the by-pass ports have to be reversed. The by-pass valve is factory set at 50 p.s.i. To increase the setpoint, turn the by-pass valve adjusting screw in a clockwise direction.
Notes: At 150 PSI the selections are suitable for pumping fluids with lubricity (e.q. oils, polymers). Service life will be increased substantially if the liquid pumped is clean and has some degree of lubricity. These positive displacement pumps have tight tolerances. Fine abrasives like sand, silt, or powders in suspension will accelerate pump wear and reduce throughput .
Performance:Self Priming Centrifugal Pumps