determining the correct equipment for your well there are
some important issues to understand
With today's technology and modern equipment
it is much easier to correctly size pumps and pumping systems.
Our factory certified pump technicians can size a system to
meet its maximum engineered efficiency which translates into
monthly & long term savings for the owner. This is done
by gathering the correct information about the system the
pump will supply water to. It includes GPM needed [important],
static level of the well, draw down while pumping, casing
size & type, quality of the water being pumped, amount
of water the well will produce, and what type of storage will
be used, such as expansion tanks or large storage facilities.
These items are all factors in designing a complete water
well system along with the pump controls and safety devices
to protect your investment.
If this information is not be supplied by
the driller a test pump of the well may be performed to get
the needed information. We can obtain draw down, gallons produced
by the well & static level information to insert into
our mathematical formulas to come up with our total dynamic
head to complete our calculations. If the correct formulas
are not used to determine correct pump size an owner ends
up with either a pump too small that won't be able to do the
job or one to large which can cause expensive routine repairs.
When a pump that is too large for the system is installed
it usually causes on/off cycling, undue stress, and premature
motor failure. Submersible motors require at least 1 minute
of run time to assure proper cooling of the windings according
to Franklin Motor manufacturer. These rules apply to all pumps
from agricultural wells to small residential wells. The rules
are simple, follow them and you will end up with a reliable,
highly efficient, and long lasting system.