Star Pump Offers the Following Services to Evaluate Your Water System:
PUMP STATION INSPECTION
Evaluation includes a visual inspection of the Starter Panel, Electric Motor, Pump, and related pump system components. Running tests include Amp/Voltage readings and system pressure checks. This basic inspection can be your first line of defense in preventing major problems before they occur.
This includes the Pump Station Inspection and measures the flow and/or pressure at different rates. This can be used to determine the overall performance of the pump. Static Water Level and Pumping Water measurements are also taken. This information is important when making changes to the water system and can aid in system design.
PUMP EFFICIENCY TESTING
The Pump Efficiency Test is performed by installing a Flow Meter on the discharge of the pump and measuring the volume of flow, draw down in the well, amp load of the motor, and system pressure. This information is documented and entered into a computer to calculate Overall Pumping Plant Efficiency. This test will determine how efficiently water is being produced by the power input to the pump. You may be eligible for rebates from your power provider or other State funded efficiency programs. An efficient Water System can save you money for years to come.
The Well Test consists of installing one of our many Test Pumps to test the performance of your existing well. During the Well Test we measure well production at different rates of flow, we also measure sand production. This test is beneficial in gathering information imperative to system design. This is the best way to determine the proper pump for your well and also if sand filtration is needed. Additional charges may apply if the existing pump needs to be removed to perform a well test.
*All services listed above include written report for customer.
Agricultural Pump Systems
Turbine Pumps, Lift Pumps, Large Submersibles. Our mission is to make sure water is always there, more than enough to meet our customer’s needs, and is provided by the most cost-effective delivery system. Our Agricultural Pump Systems are built on quality and reliability in order to eliminate costly down time.
Pump Efficiency Testing
A pump efficiency test measures various aspects of a pumping plant’s performance. The test provides an account of the overall efficiency of the pumping plant and the cost of operation under the testing condition. Cost sharing programs and repair/retrofit rebates may be available for qualified projects. Determine overall plant efficiencies and potential upgrades and replacements to get the most for your investment. Through the Agricultural Peak Load Reduction Program, you may qualify for rebates for efficiency testing and subsequent improvements.
Commercial, Institutional and Municipal Water Services
Star Pump Company utilizes the latest in water delivery technology to provide reliable and efficient systems to our industrial clients. We install both specified and design-build systems. We can provide certified laboratory pump tests of bowls from the manufacturer as well.
The development of a newly constructed well has two purposes. First, to repair the damage done by the formation by the drilling operation and alter the basic physical characteristics of the aquifer near the borehole. This will allow the water to flow more freely to the well. Second, one can determine what the well can yield in terms of gallons per foot and gallons per minute. Although this is a snapshot, at that moment in time, it allows for a more efficient pump design. Thus, reducing your overall operating costs.
Development of existing wells can also be needed. Over time sand sediment and other debris can accumulate at the bottom of a well. Incrustation can occur covering perforations on the well casing. All of this reduces the yield of the well. It may be necessary to brush the well to remove incrustation and improve the well’s production. Airlifting is used to remove the debris from the bottom of the well and any other material that may have accumulated.
Well Video Surveys
Well Video Surveys are performed in both existing and new wells. A video log is often used to confirm the “as-built” construction of the well and to inspect for damage such as corrosion, casing breaks, holes, splits and other deformities. Surveys are also performed to determine the source of sand or gravel entry and falling production rates.