Incoming water is important to the performance of the waterjet pump and has a major influence on the operational cost of your waterjet machine.
Incoming water pressure and volume, water purity and temperature will all effect the life of the pump parts.
Too low incoming water pressure or volume can cause cavitation in the check valves and cause them to have to be maintained more often resulting in higher than normal operating cost. Having the correct booster pump can solve low pressure and volume issues.
Water Purity is extremely important to the life of the pump parts. All pump manufacturers have recommended requirements and we can assist you in meeting these requirements after taking a water analysis to determine your specific needs. Without meeting the requirements can triple your operational cost and/or void your warranty.
Incoming Water temperature is important in two area. First the pump temperature must be kept within the pump manufacturers recommended temperature range. Running the pump to warm will affect pump component life. The second area incoming water temperature is important to control is the cutting water. This has a direct effect on seal life.
Incoming water temperature can be affected by your climate zone, time of year and location and pathway of the water line feeding the pump. Note: If a water line travels up a wall and across a ceiling to get to the waterjet pump it can increase in temperature dramatically.
Consistent water temperature will always make your waterjet pump operating cost be predictable and most economical. Chillers provide this consistency.