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Creative Repair Solutions: Responsive Service for Submersible Pumps in Municipal Applications

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Creative Repair Solutions: Responsive Service for Submersible Pumps in Municipal Applications

When a municipality sent one of their sewage pumps to HydroAire’s 40th Street service center over the winter holiday season, Hydro’s dedicated submersible repair team provided the municipality with a practical solution to get their submersible pump back into service quickly and cost-effectively.

Reducing lead time was very important to the municipality as they had been operating only two submersible pumps in their station. With the removal of one pump for service, the municipality had installed a rental pump at a daily cost. Hydro took steps to reduce their down-time expenses by refurbishing the pump in a 26-day time frame.

Hydro promptly disassembled, cleaned and inspected the 6” 88 HP Flygt pump. Though there was considerable wear on the cooling jacket, discharge flange, and impeller, Hydro was able to refurbish these components by applying a ceramic epoxy. The epoxy coating was used to restore the surface area and to prevent further erosion of the components.

Due to excessive erosion of the impeller hub, Hydro determined that the component needed to be replaced. To avoid a four-week lead time for a new component, Hydro sourced a used impeller hub in good condition at a lower cost. This solution helped to ensure a timely turnaround for the municipality.

The station was so happy with Hydro’s responsive service that they sent in their second submersible pump eight days after receiving the first pump Hydro refurbished. The second pump was given the same treatment by Hydro – thorough inspection and quality repair by an experienced workforce dedicated to providing solutions to submersible pump users. Hydro again returned the second pump in a 26-day period and the unit was restored to normal operation.

For more information, please visit Hydro Inc.

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