Women in Woodworking

Woodworking is not just for the boys anymore. I am all girl, but I love to play with hammers and saws. This blog is all about women in woodworking and how we can encourage young girls who are interested in building amazing products with their hands and some power tools, too! Browse through amazing project ideas like make-up tables and jewelry boxes, ideas specifically with girls in mind. Women of all ages will also learn how to make traditional furniture, puzzle boxes, and lamps as well as all kinds of decorative items. Girls and women can be incredible at woodworking. Stick with me to find out how.

Water Filter Flow Inspection And Troubleshooting

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Water filtration systems can be difficult to work with, since measuring water contamination often requires waiting and continued testing. If you're dealing with a mesh filter unit, you have a constant threat of damage from high water pressure and damaging debris. With a few troubleshooting techniques, you can assess the damage for easier replacement, repair or changes to your filter system.

Water Filter Durability Inspection

Although replacement is often the best policy when it comes to water filters, you need to be sure that you're not adding new filters to a damaging system. Take a close look at the damage and how severe it is.

For damaged filters, are there gaps or openings that seem to be slightly spread out? A gradual spread of filter mesh could be from normal wear and tear, but if the mesh material seems to be violently torn or broken, there may be high speed debris passing through the system.

Inspect your water source for any rocks, wood chips or solid debris that could make it through the rest of the system. You may need to install a larger metal filter to keep out the large objects, as a water system can turn small pebbles into high speed projectiles that may permanently damage the rest of the system.

Look at the frame of the filter as well. If the outside parts of the filter are damaged, you may have a constantly high water pressure that could be the sign of a higher than normal water viscosity. If powders or syrupy materials are getting into the water supply and being forced through, the entire filter may be bent. You may need a more sturdy filter or a cleaning process such as boiling to reduce water thickness.

Check Water Pump And Connections

At the water pump itself, the motor may be damaged by continued stress. If there are regular clogs or higher than normal water thickness, the motor may need to work harder in order to move water at the same rate.

If you're unable to decrease water contamination before the water pump, consider a larger gauge pump. This may not be a solution that fixes your continued clogging problems, but you'll be able to keep the water supply flowing as you figure out another filter system.

For a water pump that isn't working at all, inspect the inside of the motor for burned or frayed wiring. Be sure to write down the manufacturer, part numbers and any wiring color codes, as this information can make rebuilding or replacing the motor an easier task. The wire color codes can help any competent technician replace the damaged wiring without figuring out what contact is for which purpose.

For help with filters, water pumps and other water movement systems, contact a fluid handling equipment specialist.


15 January 2015