Precisely Engineered Replications of Industrial Pumps and Parts
Having trouble finding a discontinued pump part? SCG Process has the technical expertise and facilities to replicate and engineer any pump and/or part to ensure continued pump performance.
Facility engineers and technicians often think that all they can do to get their processes back up and running is to buy a new pump. This is not the case! SCG Process offers engineered replication services to build new pumps from old specifications and schematics. We have successfully replicated over 90,000 parts for a wide range of pump types and brands, including Ahlstrom Pumps, Bingham Pumps, Sulzer Pumps, Goulds Pumps, Allis Chalmers Pumps, KSB Pumps, Ingersoll Rand Pumps and Peerless Pumps.
Engineered Replication Services
We provide many engineered replication services including:
- Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
- 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Pattern making
- Metallurgical and foundry
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
- Quality control and quality assurance procedures
Rapid Pump Technology Development
Pump technology has improved at a steady rate over the last several decades. Industrial pumps today are significantly more efficient than years previously. The problem with rapid pump technology development is that last generation pumps become obsolete quickly in the eyes of the manufacturer who is always trying to develop better products.
For most companies that utilize large industrial pumps in their business process, purchasing the latest and greatest pump every couple of years is not financially viable. There is nothing wrong with the technology used in older pumps so don’t be deterred by “end-of-life ” designations by the OEM. If a pump breaks after the end of its supported life cycle, pump repairs become more difficult. This is when engineered replication becomes a good choice.
The Benefits of Engineered Replication
SCG Process has the ability, the know-how, and the facility to recreate older pumps. Having a broken pump rebuilt to the exact specifications as the original is hugely beneficial because the new pump can be used in the same applications and the same mounts.
If you buy a new pump, it is often a different size than the old pump and requires adjustments to the pump mount. This can be costly and time consuming. A reengineered pump built to the same size and dimensions as the old one means the new pump can be used immediately and in the same way.
Tips for Dealing with Obsolete Pump Parts
Pumps require repair and replacement. It’s a fact of life in the world of industrial pumps. A huge challenge is that as pump models become obsolete and therefore older parts, built to unique specifications, may no longer be available. This means companies must plan carefully for the end of an industrial pump life cycle to ensure replica pump components can be manufactured and seamlessly integrated into their facilities.
Tip 1 – Commit to Part Replication
Often an original part is discontinued, due to the sheer speed of change in pump technology and component manufacturing. This is where expert replicators step in. They can manufacture a precise replacement part, thus reducing downtime and lost productivity when repairs are made. These experts can also advise you about the expected life cycle of various parts – and the life cycle of a pump – so you can accurately determine what replacement parts you should keep in stock to optimize your stores inventory.
Tip 2 – Pump Replication
Pump replication experts can even recreate an entire pump. This is ideal when an older pump reaches the end of its life cycle, because it allows your company to replace it on the same foundations and use the same applications. A different pump will require different foundations and potentially extensive changes to your piping system and downstream equipment.
Tip 3 – Establish a Strong Parts Monitoring System
Pump parts must be monitored carefully to maintain optimal efficiency. Many internal components deteriorate over time and may not be achieving the same level of efficiency as when they were originally installed. A pump operating outside of its BEP (Best Efficiency Point) can cost a company tens of thousands of dollars extra per year in additional energy consumption. An active monitoring system that analyzes pump performance on a daily basis can help establish trends and provide the actionable data required to make effective decisions relating to the timing of pump component replacement.