Thursday, October 17, 2013

India - Corrosion, a life cycle challenge - Pump Selection, a Puzzle for Public and Material Selection, a Challenge for Pump Manufacturers.

India - Corrosion, a life cycle challenge - Pump Selection, a Puzzle for Public and Material Selection, a Challenge for Pump Manufacturers.

When Pumps come to the minds of public for domestic application, the selection of pumps is always a puzzle for them. The moment the requirement is identified, the users merely check certifications like ISI mark, the only clue available for making a purchase decision.

The technical knowledge required for proper selection of pump set and pipe sizing is clearly out of the reach of public, especially farmers, who are the final consumers.

There are many weaknesses associated with the development of pump manufacturing sector. Major contributors are: Absence of innovative approach to improve the existing processes and usage of low grade raw materials so as to produce cheaper products that are not efficient by unorganised sector (Source: BDS, Coimbatore)

There is vast difference between the cost-intensive pumps imported for specialised applications from the manufacturers with access for the latest developments in materials and corrosion research and the low cost pumps manufactured locally without the involvement of appropriate material selection process. This difference is truly a life cycle challenge for the pump users as well as manufacturers
in India.

Article Source: Chemical Engineering World http://issuu.com/cewindia/docs/cew__september_2013_/44
Publication Date: Sept 2013

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