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Updated by David Manney on Jun 19, 2014
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7 signs your pump may be failing

The combination of corrosion and erosion is the greatest enemy in the fight to maintain machinery and equipment in fluid flow conditions.

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Corrosion: the rusting of iron which reverts to its natural state

Corrosion: the rusting of iron which reverts to its natural state
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Erosion: caused by fluids flowing under turbulent conditions

Erosion: caused by fluids flowing under turbulent conditions
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Impingement: occurs when the turbulence of the fluid bombards the surface, eating away the protective oxide film

Impingement: occurs when the turbulence of the fluid bombards the surface, eating away the protective oxide film
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Cavitation: occurs when water is subjected to tensile forces greater than its cohesive strength. Cavities form, pr...

Cavitation: occurs when water is subjected to tensile forces greater than its cohesive strength. Cavities form, pr...
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Bimetallic corrosion: results whenever dissimilar metals are in electrical contact in an electrolyte

Bimetallic corrosion: results whenever dissimilar metals are in electrical contact in an electrolyte
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Entrainment: refers to brutal bashing of the metal surface by solid particles caught in the turbulent fluid. Solid...

Entrainment: refers to brutal bashing of the metal surface by solid particles caught in the turbulent fluid. Solid...
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Abrasion: is an extreme case of particle entrainment in the fluid

Abrasion: is an extreme case of particle entrainment in the fluid