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Bore Pump Failure

Issue

Output of the bore pump has stopped.

Water Supply

Bore water

Action

The bore system was checked against manufacturers specifications.

Outcome

  1. The equipment used suggested that the motor had failed.  The bore pump was lifted and further checks undertaken.  The motor had failed likely due to poor installation.  The motor was replaced.
  2. Similar to above in that the motor had failed.  The motor was inspected and it was found that the failure was likely due to electrolysis of the motor.  A modified motor was installed.
  3. As above the motor had failed.  The bore pump was lifted and found to be heavily contaminated with solid material.  It was likely that this had led to the failure of the motor.  The motor was replaced and due to the amount of contamination ongoing service was recommended.
  4. As above the motor had failed.  The bore pump was lifted and replaced.  Given the appearance of the motor it was possible that the pump had run for an extended period without water.  After checking the height of the bore water the bore pump was replaced lower in the bore.
  5. As above the motor had failed.  Motor failure was attributed to the power supply.  The system was upgraded to ensure protection of the new motor.
    Unlike the above cases no cause could be found as to the failure of the motor.  The motor was replaced.
  6. Fortunately the equipment used suggested that the motor was ok.  The bore pump was lifted and a hole in the pipe was found.  The pipe was re-fitted and the bore pump replaced.

Important – Without the backing of the supplier, investigation into motor failures just won’t happen.  As they say, you get what you pay for.  It doesn’t cost a lot more to install quality equipment supported by a local business.

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