All mechanical equipment used in industrial plants is susceptible to varying degrees of erosion and corrosion – especially impellers and casings. As the workhorses of most industrial processes, pumps are exposed to erosion from suspended solids in fluids as well as chemical corrosion.
Repairing an industrial pump that has been damaged is considerably cheaper than replacing it. Pump casings and impellers can be sand blasted and then coated with a Unique Polymer Systems coating to extend pump life, improve performance and reduce energy consumption.
The Benefits of Unique Polymer Coatings for Industrial Pumps
Unique Polymer Systems supplies a range of solvent-free polymer coatings that provide a number of benefits for industrial pump repair:
- Longer pump life and improved efficiency
- Reduced energy costs
- Extreme abrasion resistance
- Increased chemical and temperature resistance
- Higher hardness than other coating products
- Versatility in application on various substrates
- Chemical adhesion, which eliminates the need for hazardous solvents.
These coatings have established Unique Polymer Systems as a world leader in this field. Products have been developed for almost any application to produce coatings with a high level of corrosion and erosion resistance. They also have optimal physical and mechanical strength to withstand the most aggressive industrial environments.
Pump repair and coating can be carried out in-situ to reduce downtime. Coatings are manufactured in accordance with ISO quality assurance standards. They are completely safe to use and conform to VOC regulations.
Over time and with continued use, untreated surfaces gather deposits from the substance(s) being pumped, thus altering their smoothness. Rough surfaces increase friction and drive up the amount of energy needed to move the substance.
Unique Polymers provide a protective coating with low friction surface properties. The efficiency of these coatings reduces the amount of power consumed, which results in significant energy savings over time.
The Benefits of Solvent Free Coatings
Unique uses no solvent in its products. Consequently, there is no shrinkage of the coat as it cures after application, which reduces the risk of cracking. Cracking would expose the underlying surface to erosion and corrosion.
Solvent-free coatings have advantages over many other solvent-based coatings:
- There is no fire hazard
- There is no solvent vapor
- Health concerns are greatly reduced or eliminated.
The Cost Benefits of Unique Polymer Systems
Your company can derive numerous cost benefits by implementing these systems for pump repair:
- Better ROI through prolonged pump life and lower maintenance costs.
- Reduction in capital investment for pump replacement.
- Reduction in energy bills through improved pump efficiency.
- Increase in the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of pumps.
Planned inspection of pump coatings can give early warning of potential erosion problems. Repairs to the coating can be made before costly damage to the base metal of the pump occurs.
Take advantage of the many benefits that Unique Polymer coatings have to offer. Contact Westcan Industries, a leading pump expert and distributor of Unique Polymer Systems products.Their coatings specialist is ready to assist you with a program for the repair of your pumps whether you want to do it yourself or do it with Westcan Industries.
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