Although magnetic drive pumps (mag-drive pumps) have been around for almost 70 years, it wasn’t until recently that the general industry lowered their resistance and started embracing the use of mag-drive pumps. Plant managers, engineers, and maintenance supervisors all had the same arguments for why they would not use mag-drive pumps in their plants:
- Mag-drive pumps are too expensive
- Catastrophic failure upon “dry-run”
- Pump and part deliveries are too long
There was no arguing of these points a decade or two ago, but today things have changed. Corporations are looking at additional key driving points than just the initial cost of the pumps. Safety, environment, skill set and reliability are now part of the decision making process.Today the reverse arguments can be made to the above . . .
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