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Pump Myth #2: My Motor Must Be Bad – It Feels Really Hot

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While feeling a person’s forehead to test their temperature might be a good indication of that person’s health, the “feel test” is not a good indication for the health of a pump motor, or any motor. While motor manufacturers design their motor windings to certain operating temperature limits (to ensure long winding insulation life), there…

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Pump Myth #1: Backward Rotation

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Over the next few blogs, I will attempt to address some myths that exist regarding centrifugal pumps. Today we will talk about reverse rotation. Reverse rotation may exist for either of two common reasons: 1) The most common reason is that when a three-phase motor is wired up and connected to voltage, there exists a…

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