This paper highlights 10 critical aspects that a brewer should
consider when purchasing a pump. Brewers will gain an understanding of
the differences and uses of centrifugal pumps versus positive
displacement pumps and how to size the pump to produce pressure.
Critical components, from impellers to seal kits and elastomers, are
identified to understand pump performance and to assist in maintenance
and repair. Finally, aftermarket support and optional upgrades are
identified including variable frequency drive controllers and pump