Reduced pump’s operating temperature
Reduced Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) by eliminating premature failure
Created a custom solution that OEM couldn’t provide
Quality parts and service to repair all OEM pumps and motors
SPM™ Oil & Gas’ (SPM) five Centres of Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence across the Middle East enables companies using pumps, motors, rotating equipment and more to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and extend equipment life through superior-quality parts and engineering expertise.
A power station in the Persian Gulf experienced significant issues with one of its European-manufactured pumps, leading to repeated premature failure of the equipment. The pump’s bearing housing contributed to excessive heat buildup, which caused the pump to overheat. The pump’s OEM was unable to develop a suitable solution, so the facility approached SPM to provide a quick and efficient resolution.
SPM™’s APS team at its Centre of Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence in Dubai applied its technical expertise to diagnose the problem. SPM™ scanned the pump using its state-of-the-art laser scanning system. This allowed SPM™ engineers to create a full CAD drawing of the equipment, which was used to recommend modifications to the pump design. In addition to adding cooling fins to eliminate overheating, SPM™’s engineers determined the pump’s existing bearing housing required reinforcement to strengthen the original design.
The Dubai workshop’s technicians manufactured the modified bearing housing, enabling the pump to dissipate more heat than the original standard design. With the new features, the power station reported a significant drop in the pump’s operating temperature and a reduction in NPT, which enabled the pump to run throughout the summer without tripping.
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