Install & Operate
Ensure that your system functions at its best from day one. Find how-to guides, videos, FAQs and related services to help you with installation and operation of your Grundfos products.
Can the pump be operated using a frequency converter?
Grundfos offers numerous speed-controlled pumps that are referred to as ‘E-pumps’ and which come equipped with Grundfos MGE motors with an integrated frequency converter. The manufacturing costs and material inputs are lower compared to pump solutions with external frequency converters. In addition, technical issues that may arise in connection with external frequency converters are avoided.
Finally, MGE motors have numerous additional features and advantages. In the event ...
Can the SP pumps also be operated in a horizontal position?
SP submersible pumps with a Grundfos or other submersible motor can be operated in any position from horizontal to vertical. The motor is arranged below the pump. A cooling jacket is generally required for these installation positions.
Do I have to follow the instructions for Grundfos pumps?
Yes, absolutely. The installation and operating instructions contain basic instructions which must be followed in connection with the installation, operation, and maintenance of the system. Hence, they must be read by the installer and the relevant personnel/owner prior to installation and commissioning. In addition, they must be available to personnel on site at all times.
Does the SQ/SQE have a soft start?
Yes, the pump has an integrated soft start feature in order to reduce start-up current, thus assuring even, continuous acceleration.
Does the SQ/SQE need to be manually reset after a certain number of automatic restart attempts?
In the event of a fault, the SQ will perform an unlimited number of restart attempts. As soon as the fault is no longer present, the pump will return to normal operation.
How can a blockage in a heating/wet-running pump be overcome?
De-energise the pump. Remove the screw in the centre of the nameplate. The shaft located beneath this has a groove. Place a screwdriver in the groove and move the shaft in the direction of rotation until you have removed the blockage.
Modern self-regulating heating pumps no longer have a screw in the centre of the nameplate. However, modern pumps have an anti-block feature. Should a blockage nevertheless occur, the pump head must be removed.
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