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Avoiding the four most common problems with submersible motors

Submersible motor failures can cause problems both in terms of cost and time-management, but they are preventable. Here, we explore the four most common causes of critical failure in submersible motors and what you can do to avoid them. Temperature Significant changes in temperature, especially overheating, is the most common form of submersible motor failure. [...]

The benefits of buying an Australian manufactured pump

  In the era of globalisation, pump users are presented with numerous good and bad quality imports as well as locally manufactured products. Choosing an Australian manufactured pump has a number of practical benefits that buyers should consider when purchasing a pump. Quality of material Selecting an appropriate manufacturing material is an important consideration when [...]

Protecting assets with fire water pumps

When it comes to purchasing fire water pumps, building and asset owners often prioritise cost and efficiency over reliability. However, this can cause pumps to fail, during exercises and when dealing with actual fires. From building services to oil platforms, the reliability of fire pumps should not be compromised. Fire water pumps are the heart [...]

Top tips for increasing energy efficiency in irrigation pumps

Bore irrigation accounts for up to 75 per cent of all energy usage on farms. With increasing energy costs, irrigators are looking for ways to reduce the energy usage of pumps to improve productivity and profitability. Here are the top five tips for irrigators to optimise the energy efficiency of their pumping system. Replace old [...]

Are you selecting the right pump materials?

When selecting a pump it is important to take into consideration the materials used in its construction. While some materials may be an up-front low-cost option, if they are used in the wrong application it can become more expensive in the long-term due to premature failure or unexpected servicing and replacement costs. Factors affecting material [...]

Pumps at Australia’s biggest offshore LNG projects

One is the largest single resource development in Australia’s history and the other is the largest offshore gas-processing platform ever installed in Australia. Here, we take a look behind the scenes at pumps in two of Australia’s biggest LNG projects and what other offshore platforms can learn from them. Seawater pump Gorgon and [...]

Operating submersible pumps in high temperatures

Finding submersible pumps that can operate comfortably in high water temperatures for long periods of time is often a difficult task for water bore operators. Here are some considerations that should be taken into account when pumping in a high temperature environment. Submersible motor High water temperature pumping applications can be found across [...]

How can solar pumps improve your pumping system?

With the uptake of commercial and residential solar power continuing to rise, the irrigation industry is getting in on the action and installing solar pumps that reduce costs and make control systems more efficient. The reduction in solar panel costs and the availability of solar rebates have made solar pumps an economically realistic option for [...]

Sterling Pumps Breaking News – Winner of the 2016 City of Casey Manufacturing Awards

Winners for the Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2016 were announced at a gala dinner held at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Friday 16 September. It was a fantastic evening seeing Sterling Pumps take out the 2016 Manufacturing Awards for the City of Casey. Sterling has always been proud to be an Australian company and to win [...]

Do you have a spare pump in case of failure?

Given the significance of the oil and gas industry in Australia, if an operation had to shut down production due to a faulty pump, it would be a major problem. Having a tailor-made spare pump on hand is essential to avoid costly downtime. Here, we clear up common misconceptions about spare pumps and what you [...]