Boiler Pump & Motor Repairs
IA Mechanical provides services for several different aspects of plants and facilities along with their electrical systems, boilers, and vessels. Pumps, motors, and pipes are important components of many pieces of machinery found in these plants and facilities. We can assist in determining the right piece of any of these components or assist with maintenance and repair for any of these pieces.
Since these pieces are found on equipment that typically performs complex and in-depth tasks, there are many different types of each of these pieces.
Boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps are vital to many industrial plants’ operations. This pump is a type of high-pressure centrifugal pump, meaning they move fluids through a rotational motion to build up energy. These pumps are less commonly known by many; however, maintenance and proper care are important to avoid damage and/or serious issues for equipment.
Centrifugal pumps can be tested with several methods such as a thermal imager which shows water, steam, and bearing temperatures. There are also digital multimeter (DMM) and clamp-on ammeter which can tell you about any electrical problems. Vibration testing is also an important testing method as it shows any pump misalignment, imbalance, looseness, and potential bearing failure. IA Mechanical can perform any of these tests to prevent any costly mechanical failure and downtime.
Boilers use hot water, feedwater, and condensate pumps. All of which can cause shut down if a failure occurs. High-purity BFW is critical and key to proper and efficient operation. These pumps reduce the use of boiler chemicals which means lower fuel costs for plant owners. This also results in less buildup within the system which reduces corrosion rates throughout the system. High-purity BFW ensures minimal maintenance and problems down the line, saving plant owners money and downtime.
Other Boiler Components
Besides boiler pumps, many other components contribute to the continued success of a boiler, such as the motor and the piping. Motors are key to regular performance and motor insulation tests can indicate if any motor problems are present before they become a detriment. As mentioned before, thermal imager tests can also help pinpoint problems before they become costly; they also calculate the temperature of pipes to determine if any repairs are needed. Pipes should also be tested for energy-saving purposes. Through the thermal imager testing, IA Mechanical can determine if insulation is missing or damaged which can otherwise save thousands of dollars in energy each year.
Additionally, regular boiler tube cleaning is important as scale buildup inside the tubes can lead to less efficient processes and potential failure. Chemical cleaning of the inside of these tubes can prevent any issues and maintain efficient operation.
If you need assistance with pumps, motor, piping, or any other components of your boilers, call IA Mechanical today. We offer years of experience and value minimal downtime to save you money and time, but we never sacrifice the quality of service.