There are numerous benefits to repairing a pump as opposed to buying a new pump:
Replacement costs can be significantly reduced by restoring worn components rather than replacing them. This is especially the case when the damage or wear is limited to isolated areas.
The process of the repair can help identify any environmental problems and root causes of failure, not just mechanical symptoms.
Repairing saves the cost of new piping and foundation changes.
The costs to replace motors and valves are avoided.
Repairs done to OEM specifications helps the pump run correctly and efficiently while minimizing its lifetime maintenance and operation costs, which can increase overall pump life as well.
APR can keep customer costs down by offering the machining, fabricating, repairing and balancing services under one roof. This in turn keeps a tighter control on all aspects of the job.
APR’s rotating equipment experience and engineering expertise allow us to improve equipment efficiency and/or improve MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures).
APR can also provide customers with upgrades on their old or worn-out pump, including:
Conversion from packing to Mechanical Seals
Installation of labyrinth seals to prevent lubrication contamination, which is the primary cause of bearing failures.
Increase diameter of stainless steel, bronze, cast iron, titanium and duplex stainless-steel impellers for increased capacity and head.
Review shaft design and bearing arrangements to ensure it is latest in technology.
Review metallurgical properties of the unit versus pumpage to ensure maximum product life
Service life of casings can be extended by overlaying or inserting them with stainless steel, line bored and coated with ceramic epoxy.