When replacement parts or services are required, end users must research the pros and cons of different kinds of suppliers.
Q. What is the estimated time between repairs for common wastewater pumps? A. The optimal performance or life of pumping equipment will be achieved when the equipment is correctly designed, sized...
Using supplemental specifications and upgrading during pump repair provides reliability.
While running a pump at its best efficiency point saves money, reduces downtime and improves performance, many plant managers are unaware of how their equipment is actually performing. This series,...
Once nothing more than science fiction, the technology behind 3-D printing has greatly advanced in the last decade. The fabrication technique has become less costly and more accessible to both...
Mapping and testing ensure proper fit and function of replacement parts.
Achieve High-Quality Pump Repairs
A valuable oil refinery repair program provides continuous improvement and increases customer confidence.
The standards for repair will begin with a standard for vertical turbine pumps.The pump industry is undergoing renewed interest in the technical aspects and quality of repairs. Pump users’...
CLIFTON, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2012) - Polymer Technologies, Inc. (PTI) announced its acquisition of Polmold, a Wallington, N.J.-based manufacturer and repair shop for injection molds, tools, dies and...
The Value of Industrial Pump Genuine Parts and Repair Kits
Many options are available when pump repair is required.The word genuine defines something that is real and authentic. In and of itself, the word represents reliability and something worthy of being...
Specialty Replacement Parts
When stator wear was an issue, a custom-made replacement part was the solution.When a global adhesive and sealant manufacturer needed a maintenance and equipment solution for frequent and premature...
Pump Replacement Part Availability
Address this problem to avoid the possibility of future crises.The crumbling infrastructure of our roads and bridges is the hot topic in today’s political discourse. However, an even bigger problem...
Inspections and Repair Enhance Pump Performance
Improvement can result from repair opportunities.Often all that is needed to improve a pump’s dependability and performance is a high quality inspection and repair. Over time, a pump may...
Repair Standard for Vertical Pumps
Since the original publication of this draft standard in the January 2008 issue of Pumps & Systems, I have received feedback, encouragement, numerous questions and criticism. The draft listed...
Q. What is a steam pump? How does it work and where is it used?A. Properly called a "Direct Acting Steam Pump," it is a reciprocating (steam) engine and a pump liquid end built together as a unit....
Repair and Renewal Offer Fast Turnaround and Cost Savings
A "temporary" repair results in five years of service.Five years ago, an engineered pump service center in the Midwest received a call from a large municipal sanitary district. One of the company's...
Repairing multistage pumps has its own nuances and challenges. While compromising quality on single stage smaller pumps is never a good idea, a careful and methodical approach to multistage pump...
Reverse Engineering--an Alternative to Traditional Pump Repair
With reverse engineering, a pump service facility increased the performance of a service water pump in a nuclear power plant.When an East Coast nuclear plant wanted to increase the performance of its...
Simplified On-site Repair
Portable machine tools expedite in-situ valve and pump repairs at power plants.When power plant pumps, valves and piping systems become worn or corroded due to the amount of steam that passes through...
When Maintenance of a Condensate Pump Becomes an Emergency
In this case study, routine maintenance of a condensate pump at a nuclear power plant becomes an emergency situation.When a nuclear power plant pulled its vertical condensate pump for routine...
Best Efficiency Point and Best Operation Point
Best Efficiency Point (BEP) is the point at which a pump is least prone to failure and its life expectancy is greatest