Pumps are a major category when it comes to "service". They simply have components and areas that "require" additional and routine inspection and care. Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc. is able to help you with those issues.
A.R.&E. is a prime service center for the repair of all types of pumps in our Quad-State marketing region. And it doesn't matter whose pump it is (Chicago, Flygt, Gould, Hydromatic, Myers, Peerless, or any of the other manufacturers), our technicians are ready to tackle the problem.
Service can be nothing more than checking flow and finding out there's a clog in the impeller. Or something more severe, like failed bearings or seals. Either way, we can diagnose the problem, and if it requires removing the pump and transporting to our shop for repair, so be it! We'll take care of everything for you. If the removal requires extensive rigging and disassembly at the site, we'll work with various rigging companies to safely and professionally get the job done.
When it comes to pump service, one of the maintenance items that needs constant care is the "packing" associated with them. Packing is critical to the operation of pumps, especially fresh water pumps. It's necessary for "some" leakage to be evident around the main pump shaft. If the packing is TOO tight, there will be excessive wear of the pump shaft with future shaft replacement guaranteed! But if the there is too much leakage the environment around the pump area will not be conducive to proper maintenance by your personnel. Excessive leakage can be for a couple reasons; it's possible that the packing gland simply needs tightened to reduce this excess. Or, it's also possible that, over time, the packing has become "hardened" due to normal frictional heat due to the pump's use, and that means the packing needs to be removed and new packing installed. Our technicians can come to your facility and assist you in the addition of the new packing, AND, based on newer technology, we may have a "better" packing available that may allow the pump to run more efficiently, and last longer.
And another thing, with respect to packing... while our technicians are there, they can record the information from the pump being serviced, and we may be able to suggest an "in-shop" modification of the pump body. Today's technologies allows us the opportunity to disassemble the pump, machine the pump housing, and install a "rotating mechanical seal", that will be a permanent repair. Such a modification eliminates the packing gland area and the maintenance headaches associated with the continual inspection of the packing condition. It may be well worth considering!
So give it consideration and have our technicians and the shop personnel make any recommendations that may lower your maintenance costs and your stress level too. Call us with your questions or requests, we're here to help...