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...
Achieve High-Quality Pump Repairs
A valuable oil refinery repair program provides continuous improvement and increases customer confidence.
Best Efficiency Point and Best Operation Point
The rise of bebop in the 40s and 50s had a major effect on the style and sound of both jazz and rock and roll. As a drummer with a jazz quartet during my college years, the bebop artists of the 50s...
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,...
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...
Mapping and testing ensure proper fit and function of replacement parts.
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 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’...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...