All That Glitters: Why making a quick saving in the cost of spare parts may cost you more than you think Saving money on spares may seem like sound business sense but using non-original spares can cause more harm than good. Having saved just a few dollars, replacing precision engineered components with parts that don’t have the same tolerances can have a serious detrimental effect on equipment performance and even cause damage that runs into the thousands. Bruce Hanke, Aftermarket Manager US and Canada for SPX FLOW Inc., discusses some of the issues of non-OEM components used in premium pump installations (see attached file).
To improve service to Waukesha Cherry-Burrell customers, SPXFLOW have appointed Superior Pump Technologies as the exclusive spare parts distributor for Waukesha Cherry Burrell (WCB) spare parts in Australia.This move was made in response to customer requests for faster response and better lead times.SPT hold significant WCB spare parts stock with continually reviewed stock levels to ensure the best availability of parts.There is no pricing difference going through SPT versus coming direct to SPXFLOW.
Pump:Waukesha Cherry-Burrell Brand - Model 320 Tru-fit Universal 2 SeriesIndustry:Surfactant (Palmfonate – Methyl Esters Sulphonate)Application:Product viscosity of 20,000 cP and differential pumping pressure of 145 psi (10 bar). Pumping temperature was 300°F (149°C).Problem:The irregular output from the reactor caused the previously installed Progressive Cavity (PC) pumps to fail due to dry running of the pumps.
Pump:Waukesha Cherry-Burrell Brand - Model 006 to 060 Universal 1 and Universal 2 Series.Industry:Oil and Gas – Hydraulic FracturingProblem:The customer needed to meter chemicals into a high volume water stream. The fluids were low viscosity but occasionally the viscosity would increase due to operating temperature. Previously, a progressive cavity pump was used and would often run dry causing the stator and rotor to fail.
Waukesha Cherry Burrell Brand - Model 130 Universal 1 SeriesIndustry:Sweeteners and Bulk Food TransportProblem:Rotor timing and shaft failures on lobe style pumpsSolution:After repetitive rotor timing and shaft seal failures on lobe style sanitary pumps, a Midwest transport company specializing in hauling liquid sugars, corn syrups, sweeteners, and citrus concentrates converted to Waukesha Brand Model 130 Universal 1 Series rotary pumps.
Pump:Waukesha Cherry Burrell Brand - Model 060 Universal 1 SeriesIndustry:Fruit Filling ProductionProblem:Pump product without damaging fruit piecesSolution:The customer needed to transfer cherry and strawberry fruit filling at 110°F with a viscosity of approximately 50,000 cps from the cooking kettle through a scraped surface heat exchanger to a filler.