Pumps Life Cycle Management
Maintenance and engineering management typically purchase pumps for institutional and commercial facilities as individual components. But pumps provide a service only when they operate as part of a system. The energy the system uses depends on the pump's design, the system installation, and the way the system operates. These factors are interdependent, and management must match them carefully to each other and ensure they remain so throughout their working lives to deliver the lowest energy consumption and cost.
The initial purchase price is a small part of the life-cycle cost for high-usage pumps. Accounting for the components that make up the total cost of ownership gives management an opportunity to dramatically reduce energy, operational, and maintenance costs. Reducing energy use and process waste also has significant environmental benefits
LCC analysis of pumps helps pump users make better choices in the life of the procurement arm of industrial pumps—including the decision between buying a new pump versus overhauling an existing pump. Maintenance, repair, energy and downtime costs constitute a major part of pumps’ LCC, and these costs can be significantly reduced if the required measures are followed. A different maintenance strategy should be adopted for each machinery type based on its criticality and nature
1. Life Cycle Costs and The Value Chain
2. Why Should Pump Users Care About LCC?
3. Pumping System Design
4. Total Life Cycle Pump Costing :
- Initial Investment Costs (Pump, System, Pipe, Auxiliary Services)
- Installation And Commissioning Cost (Including Training)
- Energy Costs (Predicted Cost For System Operation, Including Pump Driver, Controls, And Any Auxiliary Services)
- Operation Costs (Labor Cost Of Normal System Supervision)
- Maintenance And Repair Costs (Routine And Predicted Repairs)
- Down Time Costs (Loss Of Production)
- Environmental Costs (Contamination From Pumped Liquid And Auxiliary Equipment)
- Decommissioning/Disposal Costs (Including Restoration Of The Local Environment And Disposal Of Auxiliary Services).
5. LCC Analysis Benefits
6. Methods for Analyzing Existing Pumping Systems
Pump Operator & Supervisor, Managerial staff involved in pump operation, maintenance and/or engineering, Foreman, Repairman, and the other personnel in charge of operations and maintenance of pumps.