(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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Hydro South Tests Nuclear Power Vertical Condensate Pump at Test Lab

Hydro South recently completed the overhaul of a Condensate pump at its facility outside of Atlanta, GA. This pump is a vertical can-type, motor-driven centrifugal condensate pump installed at a nuclear power facility in the Southeastern US. The condensate system has three identical pumps that operate in parallel (with a maximum of two pumps normally in service and an installed spare).

The pumps are designed to operate continuously for the normal 18-month fuel cycle with no maintenance attention. Because the condensate system is critical to plant operation, it is imperative to verify the performance of the pump before getting it back in service. Continue reading

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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.

Gearbox Refurbishment Solves Performance Problems in Australia

Not only does Hydro Australia service centrifugal pumps, but for over twenty years, the team has been refurbishing gearboxes for their clients. Being part of Hydro’s worldwide network of service centers enables Hydro Australia to achieve great success by working alongside fellow engineers for technical support, expedited parts solutions, and the shared wealth of Hydro’s cross-OEM experience. On this particular gearbox refurbishment, Hydro Australia called upon Hydro Richards in Canada to manufacture two new white metal bearings. Continue reading