Full Day Pump Training- Atlanta (In-Person)

Join Hydro South for a full day of pump training, including both hands-on and classroom learning.

We will focus on the engineered repair of pumps, including pump fundamentals and best-in-class practices for start-up and maintenance.

This course is designed for maintenance supervisors and foremen, reliability engineers, system engineers, process design engineers, and anyone else who is involved with the selection, improvement, operation, or maintenance of pumping systems.

Six CEU credits will be provided for the state of Georgia. Certificates will be provided upon completion.

Registration deadline: July 4

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Join Hydro at the 2023 TAPPICon conference in Atlanta, GA. Visit us in booth 1024 and talk to our rotating equipment experts on maintenance and reliability solutions we provide for the pulp and paper industry.

Circulating Water Pump Repair & Refurbishment

A major utility company had a Foster Wheeler 60 DF horizontal split case circulating water pump that required repair. They decided to complete the refurbishment during a 14-day unit outage by using the Hydro South service center. The plant had a spare impeller, shaft, and shaft sleeves in inventory. The availability of spare parts usually facilitates an efficient and trouble-free repair. Unfortunately, it was discovered that the parts available were not properly designed for use in the existing pump. Continue reading

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Throwback: Expedited Vertical Pump Repair & Engineered Upgrade

A critical vertical pump for a 750 MW unit was sent to Hydro South in mid-December 2012 for inspection and repair. The massive pump weighed more than 66,000 lbs. and was 32 feet long and 12 feet tall. When the pump was disassembled, Hydro South’s engineers discovered that a large 42” x 68” section of the discharge elbow was broken, allowing direct flow to bypass the turning section and flow directly into the stuffing box area.

The discharge elbow was made of casted cast iron and could not be welded. A replacement of this size would take around eight months to order and receive. Continue reading