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Moving Forward Together – Centaur Monitoring & Diagnostic Center

a group of people sitting at a desk in front of a windowHydro is proud to announce the inauguration of the Centaur Monitoring and Diagnostic Center at the HydroAire Service 40th Street location in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The M&D Center supports end-users who monitor their critical equipment through Hydro’s condition monitoring service, Centaur. Having a dedicated space for monitoring and analysis facilitates a quick response when emergent issues are detected.

Ease of Mind: An Expert Set of Eyes

Centaur allows real-time remote access to live and historical equipment data, enabling Hydro’s team of skilled vibration specialists to perform advanced asset monitoring in tandem with the equipment end users. As part of Centaur’s standard service offering, the engineering team provides monitoring oversight, monthly health reports, and advanced analytical support.

The Centaur engineering team is supplemented by Hydro’s global engineering network. As an unbiased presence in the aftermarket for over 50 years, Hydro has amassed critical experience over a broad spectrum of manufacturers, designs, and applications. This cross-OEM experience is leveraged when making diagnoses and recommending remedial actions. Continue reading

(Free Webinar) Resonance: A Sleeping Giant

Hydro is pleased to announce we will be collaborating with Pumps & Systems to host a webinar focusing on structural resonance. The free webinar will be held on Thursday, October 21, at 11 a.m. CDT.

Resonance is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and commonly goes undiagnosed, resulting in persistent high amplitude vibration issues for long periods. Resonant excitation occurs when a forcing function (generated by rotating equipment) coincides with a structural natural frequency. This problematic occurrence typically results in highly directional vibration and increased amplitudes that can be difficult to resolve without the proper engineering approach.

Resolving structural resonance problems can be quite expensive when trial and error methods are attempted in the field (such as trying to stiffen or detune a structure). This webinar will focus on ways to identify structural resonance and how to eliminate the high vibration amplitudes that commonly accompany it without the guesswork. Hydro Reliability Services’ Glen Powell, Reliability Engineer, and Kyle Bowlin, General Manager, will be presenting.

 

 

Interested in attending the webinar? Sign-up on Pumps & Systems

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A Hydro University Testimonial

Eduardo Orozco Gallegos (condition monitoring intern) on Hydro University’s offerings and use in company onboarding:

“As a current Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student, I can truly say that the courses I took from Hydro University were phenomenal! They combined components of my Vibration, Thermodynamics, and other ME courses and turned them into concise, but still thorough, classes. Quick but effective review quizzes after every course subsection ensured that the most important information and concepts were retained.”

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Damus Limited Executes an Exclusive Agency Agreement with Hydro, Inc.

We are pleased to inform you that Damus Limited has executed an exclusive agency agreement with Hydro, Inc.

logo, icon, company nameThis agreement authorizes Damus to actively market, develop and pursue, inter-alia, engineered pump solution opportunities which will not only benefit Hydro and Damus but the various sectors of the economies of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the wider Caribbean region. Whilst Damus is traditionally known in the fabricating and stationary mechanical equipment maintenance space, we see this partnership as a strategic initiative to increase our value proposition to our customers.

As the leading US technical service provider for pumps, Hydro, Inc. has assisted global customers with pump repair, utilizing engineering/reverse engineering capabilities, test lab services, and parts production (Hydro Parts Solutions). Since 1969, Hydro has proven its capability to repair and re-engineer pumps faster and at a higher or equal level of quality than even the OEMs.

Hydro also possesses an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system specifically configured for the pump re-building process. This system catalogs all parts built for the customer in a database which allows Hydro to efficiently provide backup parts for future repairs and overhauls with shorter delivery times than if these parts were ordered directly from the OEM.

Hydro and Damus would welcome the opportunity to present our full suite of services to your technical and procurement teams to gain an understanding of your Company’s needs and assess how we may best be of service. Given current Covid-related limitations on travel and meetings in person, we propose that our initial meeting be held virtually so that Hydro’s overseas experts may participate. Ultimately, our aim will be for Damus to become registered and prequalified to access future bid or direct-source opportunities related to the services offered by Hydro/Damus.

We trust that the Hydro/Damus association and the services being offered will be of interest to you and your team and we look forward to arranging a meeting in the future to initiate discussions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us today or call our Damus representative, Josiah Ragbir, at (868) 751-6402 should you require additional information.

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Introducing Hydro Richards

Specializing in babbitt bearing manufacturing and service, precision machining, fusion welding, fabrication, and reverse engineering for pump components and rebuilds. 

Hydro Richards was founded in 1942 and originally focused on meeting the machining needs of the forest industry and the war effort. Over the past century, we have grown and diversified to meet the needs of our expanding and evolving industrial world.

Our 13,000 square foot production facility is located in the city of Port Coquitlam. This provides us with quick access to material suppliers, subcontractors, the Trans-Canada Highway, the United States border, and the Vancouver International Airport.

Hydro Richards is an active supporter of the provincial Machinist Apprenticeship Program, employing only provincially qualified journeymen machinists.  We are compliant with ISO 9001AWS D1.1CWB W47.1, and fully support a continuous quality improvement philosophy.

Check out the Hydro Richards website here.