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March 25, 2022

Composite Pump Base?

By Mac MacCormack

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We have written numerous blogs on pump bases, they still at times contribute to precision shaft alignment challenges.

A recent class at a wastewater treatment plant, was having difficulty controlling soft foot on several different pump skids with composite bases. Previous blogs have described how a bad base can contribute to soft foot.

In this particular case the first question I asked, were the bases grouted in? The answer was no. While composite bases work well in wet and corrosive environments, they still need to be grouted in for stabilization or to eliminate flex in the base.

Is your pump base contributing to precision shaft alignment challenges?

Check out some of our numerous blogs on pump bases.