Posts Tagged ‘service’

Sulzer is optimizing pump reliability and performance

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 von admin

The offshore industry faces two main challenges: maximizing production within the limits of the reservoir, and minimizing operational costs while maintaining the safety of the platform. Pumps form one of the main groups of equipment that influence the outcome of both challenges and they require expert knowledge to ensure continued reliability and performance.

Murray Wilson, Sulzer UK argues that in each case, industry engineering expertise and commercial innovation are required to deliver these goals. Furthermore, the capital expenditure to improve reliability is most often far outweighed by the costs incurred by an unexpected failure and the subsequent costs of lost production. By taking a proactive approach and involving an expert maintenance provider, platform operators can deliver significant benefits to the business in the long term.

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Augmented reality supports pump and valve service

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 von admin

At this year’s Achema, KSB Service GmbH is, for the first time, presenting its new service concept based on augmented reality. It is all about working with data glasses linked with the Internet, or with a smartphone app. Via these devices users or technicians are guided during their service work by an expert per video and audio. The experts, looking into their screen at their usual service workplace, can assess the situation through the eyes of the person present at the site.

This helps instruct technicians who are not specialised in pumps, for example, to carry out common maintenance measures, step by step. Further, the data glasses can be used to transmit exploded views or screenshots that can then be viewed in the corresponding field.

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Triple the service life by a stator adjustment unit

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 von admin

The xLC unit was added to the product portfolio of the Nemo progressing cavity pump from Netzsch. This triples the service life of the pump, particularly when conveying difficult, abrasive media. When wear occurs in the rotor-stator system, this new unit allows the performance of the pump to be re-established by adjusting the preload between the conveyor elements.

 

 

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Maintenance-in-place-solution for progressing cavity pumps

Monday, February 19th, 2018 von admin

Progressing cavity pumps from Allweiler can be delivered with an Optifix option. The pump can be disassembled in five steps, and eliminates the need to dismantle it from piping to change the rotor, stator, joints or shaft seal.

Designed to deliver superior speed and efficiency, Optifix’s easy exchange design is optimized for safe and streamlined inspections, parts removal and service operations. In wastewater treatment service, Optifix can reduce mean time to repair intervals by as much as 85 percent and boost pump service life by up to 500 percent when combined with patented Alldur stator solution.

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Pump field services

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 von admin

Large pumps, such as those operated in the

  • oil and gas,
  • power generation and
  • water industries

perform a crucial role and represent a significant investment by the owner. Safeguarding these assets and maintaining efficiency and reliability are vital for the continued productivity of the application. Very often, when it comes to maintenance, the choice is between the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or an independent service provider (ISP), but John Murray describes here that it is possible to have the best of both worlds.

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Sulzer in Glasgow Sets the Standard in Maintenance and Repairs

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 von admin

Increasing pressure to reduce costs and optimise performance is causing many industries to reassess the way in which they tackle maintenance issues. Sulzer’s Glasgow facility has been quick to expand the capabilities and expertise of its staff to ensure additional benefits for customers and help meet these demands.

Scott Tyre took on the Glasgow service centre manager’s role in early 2017, after joining Sulzer as Contracts Manager in June 2016. He comments: “The Glasgow Service Centre is continuously improving to keep pace with its customers’ demands and the staff pride themselves in delivering the best possible technical service. Our challenge is to provide expert engineering support along with concise customer communication and dialogue, 100% of the time.”

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Technical Paper: Pump refurbishment package focuses on energy efficiency

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 von admin

A two-stage horizontal split-case pump, with Vesconite inter stage centre bushing

An Australian company that specialises in both on-site and off-site pump refurbishment is finding that energy efficiency is an important driver in its refurbishment packages – and has included Vesconite bushings as part of its energy-reducing refurbishment package.

FITT Resources’ Daniel Hechter says that electricity costs in Australia, at 25+ AUS c/kWh, are among the highest costs globally.

As a result, when the company retrofits 30 to 35-year-old pumps, besides increasing the life of a pump, there is a focus on increasing the energy efficiency of the pump. The company’s retrofitting is programme orientated and includes a number of interventions to in-crease energy efficiency by ensuring that flow is better and that less electricity is used.

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Netzsch: Maintenance of progressing cavity pumps with minimum effort

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 von admin

Explosionsbild FSIPNetzsch has developed the “Full Service in Place” (FSIP) concept for pump systems – constituting an inconspicuous but essential process element in many applications. This makes interventions in the pump equipment possible without dismantling from the piping. This approach has proven itself in practice already for several years with the Tornado T2 rotary lobe pumps, and a FSIP version of the progressing cavity pump will now be introduced as well. The new design saves time on inspection, repair and cleaning work while even reducing the required installation space.

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EagleBurgmann: Flange Integrity Management

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 von admin

EagleBurgmann PG FIMWith the new Flange Integrity Management (FIM) program and specially equipped service units, such as trailers or containers, EagleBurgmann offers customized service in the plant directly on site. The FIM full package includes all necessary services from training the assembly personnel (EN1591-4) to performing analyses, flange inspections, seal packaging, assembly and complete documentation. The provision and production of seals, the deployment of experienced gasket specialists for valves and pumps, or jobs such as the turning of sealing surfaces on site are advantages for the operator.

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Sulzer Global Maintenance Network now Open to Franz Wölfer Customers

Monday, February 9th, 2015 von admin

wölferSulzer operates one of the most comprehensive maintenance, repair and technical support services for large capacity motors and generators worldwide, providing everything from testing to complete re-builds. Owners and operators of three-phase asynchronous motors manufactured by Franz Wölfer Elektromaschinenfabrik can now call Sulzer from anywhere in the world to assist with the repair and maintenance of their motors, safe in the knowledge that the service is fully supported by the manufacturer.

President of Rotating Equipment Services at Sulzer, Peter Alexander, ‘‘We have worked hard to establish a network of service centers at strategic locations around the globe where we can service any large motor or generator. These specialist manufacturing, engineering and test facilities are supported by highly trained installation and commissioning teams that can provide service onsite anywhere around the globe, including during active service out at sea. This agreement with Wölfer is a great opportunity to benefit all their customers.”

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