High-pressure pumps require a lot of pressure to carry out their role, but sometimes, things can happen that reduce this pressure and affect pump performance in a negative way. If you use these tips, dealing with this sometimes common problem won't put a halt to your ability to use this pump like normal moving forward.
Make Sure Pressure Gage is Installed
If your high-pressure pump didn't have a pressure gauge, then it would be very difficult to find out exactly how far off the pressure is. You may know it's not where it needs to be, but getting it dialed in later would be very difficult.
You need to always ensure your pump has the appropriate pressure gauge installed. If it doesn't, then this is an upgrade you want to have carried out quickly before you experience more pressure issues in the future. You can look at the gauge and know more about the performance of your pump.
Focus on Parts That Can Impact Pressure
A high-pressure pump will contain several components that have a direct impact on pressure. You typically can see changes in pressure when components like the pump inlet, drive, and valves start acting up. If you focus on these parts first when you have pressure issues, you can save yourself a lot of time.
You should be able to spot the exact component that is keeping the high-pressure pump from reaching its intended pressure range. You may need to recalibrate these components, have them repaired, or even upgrade them with new systems. You'll know more about what to do with an official inspection.
Switch Out Fittings Before They Break Down Completely
When fittings become worn on high-pressure pumps, you'll probably have pressure issues. These components aren't that expensive so you might actually want to switch them out before they completely break down.
You can then prevent this part from ever being the cause of prolonged pressure issues with your high-pressure pump. You just need to make sure your upgrade is carried out around the time that the fittings are expected to lose their effectiveness. Then you won't swap fittings out prematurely and not maximize their lifespan.
High-pressure pumps can sometimes falter in their ability to stay at a certain pressure range. If this continues to happen, a component or system probably is acting up and requires your undivided attention. As long as you're thorough, pressure issues won't continue.