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March, 2014
Mapping and testing can be used to ensure proper fit and function of replacement parts.
September, 2013
A different approach to the overhaul of circulating water pumps during a 2013 refueling outage at Calvert Cliffs leads to substantial cost savings.
June, 2013
The population of industrial pumps is aging. Learn how to develop a strategy to overcome part shortages for old or obsolete pumping equipment.
February, 2013
Availability of replacement parts for pumps that are 40-plus years old is a real concern for many industries. Learn how to solve spares issues and help extend the lives of old pumps.
August, 2012
Thorough analysis, testing and upgrades renew the life of an old single-stage, double-suction, horizontal split case cooling water pump for a refinery.
May, 2012
When pump users find themselves in a difficult situation, or if unusual things happen in the field, it is important they call someone they trust for emergency pump support.
February, 2012
A coal-fired generating station seized an opportunity to upgrade a Westinghouse vertical pump during the repair process.
December, 2011
Learn the results of a series of tests performed by Hydro for Pacific 4” auxiliary feed pumps in operation at a nuclear power company.
September, 2011
Hydro provides reverse-engineered impeller to resolve chronic failure in a vertical turbine pump.
April, 2011
The rotating equipment engineers at BP’s Whiting Refinery in Indiana approached Hydro's support team at the 40th St. pump service center in Chicago to discuss testing its rebuilt vertical turbine pump in Hydro's new 5,000-horsepower Test Lab.
February, 2011
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 four submersible pumps had tripped the overloads. This 890-rpm unit operated on variable frequency drives that adjusted the motor speed to match the fluid inflow.
November, 2010
When an East Coast nuclear plant wanted to increase the performance of its Layne & Bowler 25 RKCH two-stage vertical lineshaft, wet pit, service water pump, reverse engineering services to upgrade the repair of this unit was chosen. Driven by a 350-horsepower, 1,200 rpm vertical motor, this unit is approximately 45 feet in suspended length.
September, 2010
When a nuclear power plant pulled its vertical condensate pump for routine maintenance, an emergency situation was not expected. The plant pulled the pump and installed a replacement from storage, but it failed catastrophically after only two days in service. Requiring a solution for the emergency need, the plant accepted a workscope from a service center that promised a refurbished pump within nine days.