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RE: pump cavitation


coker squirrel

Limited warm up from the suction to the Blowdown could be a contributory factor but it seems as though from your biggest problem is while starting this pump there is a problem of some sort happening involving the discharge of the pump. Do you also reverse the flow through the discharge line through a warm-up line around the check valve as part of the pump warm up process prior to bringing the pump up on line? How hot do you get the case temperature before putting the pump on line?

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