VOITH VACUUM PUMP REFURBISHMENT
Our client had the job of refurbishing a Voith vacuum pump which had seen many years of service and was starting to look a little worse for wear.
The pump body casing was severely eroded at both ends, inside the flange faces; not ideal for operational purposes! The center vane had also eroded all the way through the casing at the position where it tapered off internally.
Prime was called upon to oversee all the fabrication and machining aspects of the refurbishment. This meant the careful process of removing and replacing the eroded sections. We set to work performing large-scale mechanical surgery on our patient.
We were pleased to find that the improved pump was now in optimum working condition. Our client assembled it without any issues and was happy with its newfound durability. Not only did we successfully removed all erosion at the affected areas, but we also replaced the flange areas with a more durable material to improve and extend the pump life cycle.
We cut costs for our client by combining the repair of the casing body and the replacement of the internal vane. We also improved the mechanical connection between the casing body and end covers. Our client was pleased that we could offer these services, both revitalizing the original pump and improving its design for a longer and more efficient lifespan.
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