Baseplate recommendation for sump pump?

Asked by Andre Minasien 2 years, 11 months ago | 1 Answers

I have a project to install a new sump for storm water control, and plan to use horizontal self-priming centrifugal pumps. These would sit on steel beams spanning the sump. A supplier quotes using stilt-mount base plates. Would bolting the base to the steel be a better choice. Thanks in advance!

1 Answer

Normandy 2 years, 11 months ago

Is there a reason for not locating the pump on solid ground next to the sump? 

There are two considerations come to mind when you bolt the base plate to the steel beam: 

  • Vibration/structural resonance of putting the pump on the beams 
  • Maintenance access would prove difficult for the facility maintenance team