Hydro Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Energy Repair Service in Denver, Colorado, as the latest addition to the Hydro fleet. The 27,500 sq. ft. facility will play an important role in providing pump aftermarket services to customers in the Rocky Mountain region in the Power, Pipeline, Refining, Chemical, and Mining industries. Jim Surkau will be the VP & GM of the new facility and lead the transition of the coworkers and facility.
ITT Goulds Pumps will be changing channel partners for the supply of Goulds Pumps to the nuclear marketplace. HydroAire Inc. based in Chicago, IL will be the provider of pumps, pump parts, and repair service effective January lst, 2014. Through the end of this year, we will transition responsibility from Enertech to HydroAire effective November 15th, 2013.
- Orders for existing quotations provided to you by Enertech may be placed upon them through December 31st 2013.
- New proposals can be provided by HydroAire for Goulds Pumps products beginning November 15th, 2013.
For more information or for service/support of your Goulds pumps, contact Faisal Salman at 312-738-3000.
Visit Booth 533 to Enter Hydro’s Photo Contest!
You can enter the contest one of two ways. Bring a photo of the most worn out part you’ve ever seen to Hydro’s booth OR email your photo before the show to Christine Barger. A gift certificate to the Bass Pro Shop will be awarded to the person whose photo wins the highest number of votes for “Most Worn Out Part”.
Every photo displayed at Hydro’s booth will remain anonymous to the public as each photo displayed will be numbered for the voters at the booth. If you have any questions about Hydro’s photo contest, please contact Christine Barger at 630-947-4039.
While you’re at the booth, learn more about Hydro’s reverse engineering capabilities and solutions for providing pump users with difficult-to-source cast parts. Click here to watch the video introducing new technologies that exist to solve issues for obsolete parts.
Read Hydro’s brief article at the Empowering Pumps website which discusses some of the effects of operating pumps away from their best efficiency point.
Written by Bob Jennings of HydroAire Inc., who is a Hydraulic Institute certified training instructor and pump industry veteran, the article explains the definition of BEP and the consequences of operating your pump too far to the left or right of its Best Efficiency point for a sustained period of time.
Because improving pump efficiency, increasing reliability, and extending mean-time-between-failure is a goal for most pump users, it is valuable to understand your pump’s best efficiency point. If you are not aware of your pump’s BEP for your specific application, consider testing your pump. Hydro can provide a certified performance test at our 5000HP Test Lab in Chicago, IL.
Whether you order your replacement parts from the OEM or a third-party supplier, always have a method of checking the parts to insure equivalency of the hydraulic components. It is important to document part attributes for your own records. If inconsistencies are found, actions to take include contacting the supplier for part justification or working with Hydro to perform a solid model study for part comparison.
Hydro has created a tool to help with your receipt inspection process.