Base plate

The pump and motor are mounted on a base plate. The base plate is attached to the foundation with grouting inserted between the base plate and the foundation. The pump and motor feet closest to the coupling should be doweled to the base plate.

In the following illustration you can see the pump and motor mounted on a base plate

The fact that the motor and pump were aligned by the manufacturer or distributor after he installed them on the base plate does not guarantee they will still be aligned after the base plate has been grouted and attached to the pump foundation.

Be sure to check the alignment when the pump is at, or close to operating temperature.



  • On February 14, 2018