Posts Tagged ‘service’

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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KSB: Pump Operation Check as a new service

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 von admin

Pump operation check; Auslesen des PumpMeters; Hans HeldEspecially designed to determine the savings potential of fixed-speed pumps

Worldwide, several thousand fixed-speed pump sets have already been equipped with the PumpMeter monitoring unit. Based on the load profile this unit records for the pump, KSB experts provide tangible recommendations for action to increase the efficiency and availability of the analysed pump.

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Lewa: New plunger pump according to API 674

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 von admin

QuintuplexThis new generation of pumps has splitted gear housings. This special feature significantly facilitates maintenance, permitting the use of a fully balanced crankshaft which generates less noise and vibration, thus reducing wear. The power range was also extended with two quintuplex plunger pumps.  The very short design of these plunger pumps is made possible by the special alignment of the plunger and crosshead. These pumps also have high efficiency, low energy consumption, and a long service life.

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Is your electric motor trying to tell you something?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 von admin

PR2351_50604Plant and maintenance engineers often seem to have an intuitive nose for trouble, so are able to predict pending problems with machinery and take pre-emptive action to prevent them. It is not the result of magical powers, rather of long experience with plant and machinery. Bill Bertram of motor maker Marathon Electric explains how different motor sounds can be interpretedÖ: “If you walk around a piece of plant that is running, you will hear it making a noise. If you listen carefully you will be able to pick out individual elements within the overall sound. For instance, you may be able to hear a fan whirring, a pump thumping and a conveyor rumbling.”

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