Calpine Renews National Service Agreement with Hydro

On May 11th, 2010, Hydro was selected as Calpine’s National Pump Repair Supplier. Hydro is proud to announce that the agreement to support Calpine’s operating locations throughout the United States was renewed on January 25th, 2012.

Founded in 1984, Calpine Corporation is the largest publicly traded, independent wholesale power company in the U.S. that can deliver approximately 28,000 megawatts of clean, reliable electricity to customers and communities in 20 U.S. states and Canada, with 91 operating power plants and two under construction. For more information, visit www.calpine.com.

“Combined Cycle 101” Presented by Evans Hydro

Alex Manchenkov, senior engineer and operations manager at Evans Hydro, has agreed to take part in the ASME Combined Cycle Committee Pre-conference workshop entitled “Combined Cycle 101”, which will take place at the 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and is collocated with the ASME Power Conference in Anaheim, California. The 8-hour course offered to end users occurs July 30th through August 3rd and the topic presented by Alex will emphasize the critical pumps found in combined cycle plants, including boiler feed, vertical circulator, condensate, and raw-water pumps. For more information, please contact Angie Vruno at 562-618-7719 or send an email through the Evans Hydro contact form.

HydroAire 40th St Service Center & New 5000 HP Test Lab

HydroAire’s new facility, located at 1126 West 40th Street, has 46,000 square feet dedicated to pump aftermarket services. In addition to large machining equipment and 82 tons of crane capacity, the new facility has a 5000 HP Pump Performance Test Lab, which is the culmination of a two-year effort to bring the best and most comprehensive range of pump services to the pump aftermarket.

On Wednesday and Thursday, September 29th and 30th, 2010, HydroAire proudly unveiled its brand new service center and Test Lab at a festive Open House attended by hundreds of customers, dignitaries, neighbors, and friends. In addition to music, refreshments, and a slideshow on the history of HydroAire, the Open House included guided tours of the new repair facility and Test Lab by HydroAire’s engineers, mechanics, and executives. HydroAire Executive Vice President Jay Shah stated “We’re pleased to open this state-of-the-art facility in order to better serve our customers in the Greater Midwest area – customers in businesses such as power plants, refineries, the oil and gas industry, and the steel industry.” Continue reading

Hydro South Service Center Moves to Bigger Building

Hydro South is pleased to announce their expansion into a 27,000 sq. ft. facility located in the northeast sector of the Greater Atlanta area. Hydro South’s new facility provides increased capacity for high quality, rapid response pump aftermarket services. Having joined the Hydro Companies as President of Hydro South in 2009, Sam Zingales says, “We’re very excited about our continued growth and enhanced capability.” The new building also features a training room where Hydro South plans to conduct a variety of pump training courses to serve the needs and concerns of the aftermarket pump user.

Power-Gen 2011 Invites Hydro to Teach Practical Pump Knowledge

Power-Gen 2011 has invited Hydro’s own Bob Jennings and Alex Manchenkov to teach a course on December 11th, 2011, covering pump fundamentals, typical failure modes, inspection and rebuilding techniques, and successful upgrades that can be applied to your pumps. The course, titled “Basic Hydraulics & Optimizing Pump Performance and Reliability” will be held in Room N107 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. For details and information on how to register for this course or to get your free exhibit hall pass to the Power-Gen conference, please call Angie Vruno at 562-618-7719. The conference is being held in the Las Vegas Convention Center from December 13th through the 15th. Visit Hydro’s Booth 2123 to enter the raffle!