Join Hydro at the AISTech conference in Detroit! In addition to showcasing our newest solutions at booth 1845, we will be presenting a session during the Maintenance and Reliability track on “Preventing Costly Failure Events in Submersible Pumps using Wireless Condition Monitoring.”
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Centaur Condition Monitoring Early Detection Saves Over $200,000
As part of Hydro’s support of a Midwest steel mill’s descaling pumps, the Centaur condition monitoring service has been installed on five of their pumps machine trains. Using wireless sensors, Hydro has been continuously collecting real-time vibration and surface temperature levels on the pump, gearbox, and motor. The goal of this monitoring service is to work directly with the end-user to improve rotating equipment maintenance strategies through better, more frequent data collection and Hydro’s subject matter expertise in rotating equipment.
AISTech 2022 (Trade Show)
Join Hydro in Pittsburgh for the AISTech conference and learn about the reliability and energy focused upgrades we have developed specifically for the steel industry.
Hydro will be exhibiting at Booth 1941.
Build your skills: View Hydro’s upcoming pump training seminars
Interested in pump training? Hydro’s got you covered. Providing aftermarket-focused training is an important part of our commitment to our customers. We offer training on a range of topics from pump fundamentals to more specialized hands-on programs for high pressure multistage pumps.
Hydro’s training helps you do what you do – better. Visit our training page to view our upcoming seminars!
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Pump Renovation Restores Balance
Vibration issues with a two-stage pump forced a major steel manufacturer to remove the pump from service. Due to incorrect weights welded on an impeller, a steel manufacturer called upon Hydro to repair and balance a two-stage pump.
Written by: Ken Babusiak (Hydro, Inc.)
Published by: World Pumps
The pump was experiencing the vibration during the spring and summer months of 2016. The steel company sent the pump to HydroAire’s Chicago, IL facility in September of that year. HydroAire was able to determine the cause of the vibration and created a solution that got the pump back in operating condition. The pump was installed and back in service by February, 2017.
The initial testing and analysis deter-mined that the impeller had large weights welded onto it. The steel company was concerned for many reasons, especially because the staﬀ knew that using weights was not the correct way to balance an impeller. This caused the steel manufacturer to question the manner in which the pump had previously been repaired.