Castle Pumps Ltd are a market leader in the marine and industrial pump industry and therefore have vast amounts of knowledge on pumps, and the like. This section of the website provides you with information to help you with your pump selection process, ensuring that the specifications you require are met. The info hub also provides pump aftercare information and handy tools such as unit conversion!
Pump Ordering Guide
With so many pump types, material options and performance specifications it can be difficult to ensure you are buying the right pump - and with factors such as application suitability and pump lifespan also to consider, the purchasing process can be even more difficult. So if you're unsure on the exact pump you require, Castle Pumps have put together the 'pump ordering guide' to help you find a pump that meets your specific requirements.
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Pump Specification Form
To make it as easy as possible for the customer, Castle Pumps have devised a pump specification form that prompts the user for the information required to specify a pumping solution that matches their requirements. Upon receipt of the form, Castle Pumps would devise a technical solution, which may include more than one offering, that would then be provided to the customer for verification.
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Serial Numbers – The Fingerprints of the Pump World
Knowing the serial number of your pump is important for when calling suppliers, as this is likely to be the first thing they ask you for. Every pump is different, so by having the serial number it can quickly help them to locate the relevant information, therefore quickly helping you along with replacing an existing pump or sourcing spare parts. This guide will help you locate the necessary information such as model and serial number for our most popular pumps.
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Understanding Azcue Pump Model Numbers
A pump name plate and the letters and numbers on it can tell you a lot about a pump (if you know what to look for)! A combination of two letters will give you the pump type and a further two letters will let you know if an additional priming pump is present. Following this are a selection of numbers and letters and these will give you an insight into the pumps specifications. Find out more in this handy guide on understanding pump model numbers.
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CAT Pump Spare Parts & Maintenance
With CAT Pumps built to offer efficient, long life performance it's vital that you keep up to date with maintenance and change spare parts when required. This guide to CAT pump maintenance and spare parts offers all the information you will need for servicing and replacing parts on your CAT pump, from what to look out for, how to locate model numbers and the typical schedule you should follow.
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Pump Maintenance – Why, When and How!
Pumps are a key part of any industrial plant or factory and downtime of a pump can be costly. Therefore, it's important for pump maintenance to be carried out so that downtime can be limited. There are two classifications of pump maintenance; corrective and preventive. Despite corrective maintenance being a quick solution to a problem, it doesn't deal with preventing it from happening again, whereas preventive maintenance does.
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Centrifugal Pump Maintenance Schedule
Centrifugal pumps are one of the most popular pumping solutions in the world but, just like any other pump, to keep centrifugal pumps running smoothly you need to implement a preventive maintenance schedule.To help you put together your centrifugal pump maintenance schedule, we asked our technical sales engineer for advice. Read the article to see their recommendations.
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Is your existing pump costing too much of your engineers’ time?
As labour costs are one of the most expensive overheads in any company, you need to consider the time your engineers spend on your existing processes. Pump maintenance can be one of these processes, so to make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary read this article and find the three avoidable signs that your pumps may be costing your engineers’ time.
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Typical Problems the Wrong Pump Can Cause
With so many pumping technologies and pump types, how do you know that you have the right pump for your process? Castle Pumps have over 15 yrs of experience supplying pumping solutions to the industrial and marine market, meaning we have extensive product knowledge and know typical scenarios where getting the wrong pump can result in expensive downtime and imperfect product. Read the article to learn more about how you can avoid these typical issues and select a more efficient pump that fit your process.
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Considering a Pump’s Total Life Cycle Cost
When selecting pumping solutions, the businesses usually are faced with budgetary pressures, which can affect their decision and make them choose not the most economical solution in the long term. Considering the upfront/initial costs without understanding the future running costs is a common mistake. To make sure you are buying a pump with the lowest long term cost, read this article and find more about the total life cycle cost of a pump.
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7 ways to improve the energy efficiency of your pump
The environmental impact of activities, products and services is measured and monitored now more than ever, especially within the marine and industrial markets. This along with the ever increasing need to reduce costs, means energy efficiency is an important factor - especially where your pumping system is concerned. In this article we discuss 7 ways that you can improve the energy efficiency of your pump...
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