For decades, the No. 1 pump-style choice by operators of chemical-processing facilities has been centrifugal-pump technology. Centrifugal pumps enable them to handle many fluid-transfer applications. The pumps will perform at their very best, however, only if proactive steps in both preventive and protective maintenance are established and implemented. This white paper will demonstrate how attention to a strict maintenance routine can keep centrifugal pumps running reliably in chemical-processing environments with the ultimate goal of realizing optimized pumping-system efficiency and effectiveness.