When it comes to just about any important machinery in your industry, deciding whether to repair or replace something is no easy decision. Repairing something that should be replaced can end up costing you more in the long run, and replacing it too early can result in the exact same outcome.
Keep reading for important information regarding these two options—as well as the oft-forgotten option of upgrading your slurry pump—so you can figure out what the right solution is for you. Here’s what to know about pump repair and upgrade.
Repair, Upgrade, or Replace?
The good news? There are several options for improving your pump’s performance. The tricky part, of course, is figuring out what option will balance cost with that improved performance.
Improving pump performance can look like a lot of different things, including lower energy consumption, lower parts cost, and improved MTBR or MTBPM. While it’s easy to get distracted by these improvements, there’s one thing that should ultimately make your decision: the bottom line.
Be sure that you understand the specific economic situation you and your pump are in. If you aren’t sure, check with your accounting department! Working together will help you reach the most cost-efficient conclusion.
Why an Upgrade Might Be the Best Option
Did you know that upgrades can result in significant savings on maintenance and repair. That means reduced downtime as well as reduced environmental risk. Think of it as a repair—but one that improves the efficiency of your pump beyond how it functioned before.
Some examples of possible pump upgrades include custom coatings, shaft and seal modifications, bearing-house breather, and bearing isolators. Some of these upgrades will have you seeing a return on investment sooner than others, so which upgrades would be most beneficial to you will depend on your unique situation.
It’s also important to consider that some of the simplest upgrades can provide immense benefits, meaning you don’t have to make a huge upfront investment to improve your pump’s performance! Several of the modifications mentioned above are great examples of small upgrades that make a big difference.
Slurry Pump Repair and Upgrade With Vulcan Pumps
When it comes to replacement parts and upgrades, Vulcan Pumps has what you need. Our superior range of professional services puts us far above the competition, and you know you’re getting the highest quality parts for your slurry pump. We’ll provide you with the part or upgrade you need and a worry-free, expert installation. If you’re looking to improve your slurry pump’s performance with a repair, upgrade, or full replacement, look no further than Vulcan Pumps! Click here to get in touch with us about our products and services, or click here to check out more helpful industry resources.