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Your Production Never Stops When You Use IPEG’s Repairable Asset Management (RAM) Program

The IPEG Repairable Asset Management program is a complete repair process for your equipment. IPEG covers every detail, documents it, and keeps you informed every step of the way. Whether you’re using our repair centers, or our field repair services, or we are doing scheduled contract maintenance, IPEG helps you maximize equipment performance, reduce maintenance costs, increase equipment reliability and, more importantly, decrease costly downtime. You stay focused on your production, and we manage the rest. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Assess repair needs and customization of service desired.

Step 2: Obtain part/equipment via pick-up or shipping

Step 3: Receive part/equipment: identify by manufacturer serial number or generate a bar code for tracking

Step 4: Evaluate and test part/equipment, document malfunction issue and quote repair

Step 5: Quote to customer and get approval for repair order

Step 6: Repair part/equipment and document work performed

Step 7: Quality control and testing of part/equipment

Step 8: Return asset to customer with warranty tag

Step 9: Customer receives part, inventories it, and returns warranty tag

Complete Data and Information Management

As part of the OTP family of companies, we use custom-built Pathways software to manage every detail, document every step and keep customers informed throughout the repair process and even beyond when the part goes into service and the warranty expires. This way, you can focus on other production matters. With our specialized software we can provide our customers with the data they need to determine the value of equipment or part replacement in comparison to repair. With IPEG’s Repairable Asset Management Program, we get to the root of the problem and manage what is needed to keep your equipment and production running smoothly.

The Benefits of RAM Add Up

Why turn to IPEG’s Repairable Asset Management Program for all your maintenance and repair needs? We’ve got nine reasons why:

  1. Documented Cost Savings
  2. Plant Reliability Studies
  3. Technical Support
  4. Complete Repair Program for all Repairable Assets
  5. Engineering and Design
  6. CNC Machining and Welding
  7. Field Service
  8. Emergency Service 24/7

Repairs For All Your Equipment

IPEG offers a full spectrum of repair capabilities including pumps and seals; vacuum and blowers and other rotating equipment; fabrication and field service; power transmission and fluid power; finishing, dispense and engineered systems; and electrical, robotics, automation and safety equipment.

Because we are part of OTP family of companies, the largest industrial distributor in the country, IPEG and its affiliated companies are certified repair centers for most major manufacturers and numerous specialty manufacturers.

Additional certifications and memberships:

  • UL listed
  • AMP certified
  • ISN certified contractor
  • Lean Six Sigma certified
  • EASA
  • IEEE
  • ASME
  • NQA-1
  • API
  • MSHA
  • ANSI
  • Hydraulic Institute for System Assessments (HISA)

Safety is Always First

At IPEG, safety is our highest priority. All our plants, facilities and offices follow rigorous standards for safety procedures and protocols to ensure safe working environments and safe handling of all equipment.

The IPEG Repair Promise


We Fix It On Time

We Fix It On Budget

We Look for Root Cause

We Fix It Right the First Time

We Rebuild Equipment to Factory Specifications, Industry Standards or Better!

We Don’t Just Fix What Is Broken. We Look at Entire System/Package

We Make Solid Recommendations on Improving Equipment/System Performance or Life

We Help Reduce Unplanned Downtime

We Increase Mean Time between Repair

Put IPEG’s Repairable Asset Management Program to work for your facility.

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SIHI ZTN Pump from Flowserve a “No Brainer” for Cost-Effectiveness and Reliability

sihi ztn pump
A Missouri-based manufacturing plant was searching for a more cost-effective method of pumping therminol oil — which often reaches temperatures of 450 degrees Fahrenheit — without having to purchase a costly mechanical seal or labor intensive maintenance.

Since repairing the mechanical seal would cost the same as purchasing a new pump, IPEG, which offers a wide selection of pumps from industry leading manufacturers, recommended that the manufacturer switch to a SIHI ZTN industrial process pump from Flowserve. Designed with operational safety, environmental concern and long-term reliability in mind, Flowserve’s SIHI ZTN pump is ideal for applications that require high temperature thermal oil. While running the pump, the customer also enjoys:

  • Guaranteed efficiency with closed impellers
  • High efficiency and low power with advanced fluid dynamic design
  • Low NPSH due to high-quality impeller and suction profile
  • Enhanced seal life with heat dissipation

By purchasing a new industrial process pump — rather than replacing the mechanical seal on the old pump — the manufacturer avoided having to pay out-of-pocket for costly mechanical seal repair and maintenance. These savings enabled them to purchase a spare pump to reduce downtime during plant maintenance.

“It was a no-brainer when the cost of the SIHI was about the same price as a new double mechanical seal,” said a representative of the manufacturing plant. Since installation, the customer’s new and improved industrial process pump has helped the manufacturer improve efficiency and reduce downtime.

Visit IPEGstl.com to browse our comprehensive selection of products and services to satisfy your unique industrial needs. Can’t find what you’re looking for? IPEG also offers custom fabrication services to meet your exact specifications.

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IPEG, a Premier Viking Pump Distributor, Offers Pump Solutions to Your Unique Pumping Needs

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When searching for a solution to your unique industrial pumping needs, not just any product will do. Instead, turn to IPEG, a leading Viking Pump distributor, for dependable, fully customizable industrial pumping technology that meets even the most advanced and challenging demands.

IPEG delivers only world-class products, service and support from top manufacturers, such as Viking Pumps, a leader in positive displacement pumping, with products that are uniquely designed for the task at hand.

Internal Gear Pumps

IPEG stocks a wide range of reliable and easily maintainable Viking internal gear pumps, including universal and motor speed pumps, in a variety of materials, designs and displacements that offer adjustable end clearance to enable handling viscosities from anywhere between 28 and two million SSU. Viking internal gear pumps are also available in several shaft seal and porting options and offer minimal pulsation for accurate flow measurement. As the inventor of the internal gear pumping principle, Viking offers superior positive displacement pump solutions for countless manufacturing processes within a broad spectrum of industries, including military, food and beverage, chemical, fuels and plastics.

External Gear Pumps

For high-pressure pumping, IPEG also proudly offers a comprehensive selection of Viking external gear pumps, including spur gear and liquid specific pumps. Manufactured with dependability in mind, external gear pumps from Viking are available in a wide range of models, sizes and compositions for a fully customizable solution to your unique pumping needs. The motor speed operation eliminates the cost of a speed reducer, as well as lubrication, since no external axial or radial bearing is required. Viking external gear pumps from IPEG offer higher pressure capabilities, multi-section pumps and  several shaft seal options. Viking external gear pumps are the ultimate solution, providing shaft support on both sides of the gears and minimal pulsation.

Rotary Vane Pumps

As a top Viking distributor, IPEG offers rotary vane pumps that use compact and powerful pumping technology. Viking rotary vane pumps are designed to deliver innovative pumping solutions. Compared to other products on the market today, Viking rotary vane pumps provide higher pressure on thin liquids, superior suction, faster vane replacement and minimal pulsation.

Accessories

IPEG also offers its customers Viking pump accessories that help to simplify installation, extend product life cycle and increase reliability. As a premier Viking distributor, IPEG provides installation of all Viking parts kits, motors, reducers and strainers, which are specifically designed to meet Viking product performance expectations and tested to ensure optimum reliability.

Viking Pump Repair

As part of our commitment to superior customer service far beyond the sale, IPEG provides repair services for all Viking pumping solutions, including repair parts and repair kits, as well as full-service pump repair. IPEG service technicians and field sales engineers are fully trained to diagnose industrial equipment solutions and resolve issues on-site to minimize plant downtime and to allow you to focus on what’s important — your business.

At IPEG, we are committed to delivering leading pump solutions from top manufacturers, including Viking, for a comprehensive list of industries and applications. Contact the experts at IPEG today for all of your pumping technology needs.

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St. Louis Area Hospital Depends on Reliable Grundfos Pumps for Surgery

Grundfos Pumps
A nationally recognized, St. Louis, Missouri, area hospital was experiencing costly interruptions in its operations caused by the frequent replacement of mechanical seals and bearings on a pump used during surgery. The hospital’s old end-suction pump required seal and bearing replacements one to two times a year, and each replacement would take up to four to six hours.

Frustrated, the hospital turned to IPEG for a more reliable, cost-effective solution. With high performance and sustainability in mind, IPEG replaced the existing pump with a Grundfos vertical multi-stage pump. In addition to guaranteed dependability, IPEG recommended the Grundfos pump because it allowed for greater efficiency and functionality, which ultimately helped to save the hospital’s maintenance team time and stress, as well as the high cost of labor and materials.

In addition to replacing the pump, IPEG designed and fabricated piping and a customized a pump stand to allow for easy installation of the new Grundfos pump. Since the 2012 installation, the Grundfos pump has not required any extensive repairs or mechanical seal replacement, reducing downtime by 100 percent year over year for the past six years.

Hospital officials were so pleased with the results that they decided to purchase another Grundfos pump to bring the backup end-suction pump up to the same standards, eliminating expensive and time-consuming biannual seal and bearing replacements.

Since replacing its unreliable and costly pump with a dependable Grundfos pump, the hospital’s operations have remained uninterrupted.

How can IPEG customize a solution for you? Request a quote and let us fabricate an innovative solution today.

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Innovation Comes Calling with Wilden Pumps and IPEG

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IPEG prides itself on offering a broad range of quality industrial products to its customers. Wilden Pumps is a perfect example of an IPEG vendor that produces a hard-working and well-designed pump.

Once Wilden Pump & Engineering Company opened its doors in 1955, they introduced the world to innovative pump technology. Wilden Pumps invented the Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pump, an alternative to centrifugal pumps. AODD pumps are seal-less and allow for the positive displacement of fluids.

As a pioneer of new technology, Wilden has an advantage over all other AODD pump providers — a 63-year history of knowledge, design and the groundwork in place to solve the toughest of pumping application issues. This pump manufacturer has found ways to increase efficiency, cut energy costs, move highly abrasive product and deliver unparalleled reliability.

Application Solutions

Wilden Pumps’ unique design of AODD pumps features an air-operated double diaphragm that can transfer thick fluids without issue. Sludges or slurries with a large amount of grit and solid content are no match for the AODD pump’s suction-lift characteristics. Wilden’s pumps fit the needs of chemical, paint and coating, mining, oil and gas, water and wastewater, liquid terminals, process, semiconductor, food and beverage and pharmaceutical applications. The inventive construction makes these pumps an industry top choice for the transfer of highly viscous liquids.

The Wilden V2550 Velocity Series, for example, is a plastic pump with a unique design featuring a detachable mounting foot. The pump can be reoriented from a vertical to horizontal position because it has multiple inlet and discharge port options. With this feature, it can fit perfectly into constrained spaces, and — with only two moving parts — it’s guaranteed for long-term reliability.

The latest of Wilden’s pump advancements is the Wilden® Pro-Flo® SHIFT (PS) premium air distribution system (ADS). The Pro-Flo SHIFT simple design has won multiple awards for energy savings, performance and efficiency. An air-control spool automatically optimizes air consumption and eliminates overcharging of the air chamber with no reduction in flow rate. Early adapters have found that Pro-Flow SHIFT delivers:

  • A 60% savings in air consumption
  • More yield per SCFM versus competitive AODD pumps
  • 50% lower costs than electronically actuated ADS
  • Less downtime, simplified maintenance and fewer operating parts
  • Single-point exhaust options
  • Plug-and-play operation
  • No electronic or submersible parts

Wilden’s quality products are geared toward specific applications:

  • Sanitary and Hygienic
    Wilden’s hygienic, sanitary and biopharmaceutical AODD pumps have safety standards in mind and can efficiently pump a wide range of viscosities, solids and shear-sensitive products.
  • Electronic Control 
    The Accu-Flo™ Air Distribution System (ADS), for use on AODD pumps, is perfect for exacting applications like batching.
  • Utility
    The durable Wilden® Turbo-Flo™ Air Distribution System (ADS) is known for longevity and stress-free serviceability.
  • High Pressure
    When transferring viscous, solid-laden slurries at high discharge pressures, the Wilden High Pressure Series of AODD pumps are a dependable option.
  • Mining
    Rugged mining applications are no match for the Wilden Stallion® model of clamped AODD pumps. They are ideally suited to handle solid-laden mining slurries with simplicity.
  • Large Solids Passage
    Large solids can cause clogging with ordinary pumps, but not with the Wilden and Brahma™ AODD Pump. Their large internal clearance and flow-through design result in the capacity needed to prevent obstructions.
  • Natural Gas Operated
    Wilden offers CSA-certified GPS and GPX Natural Gas-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps in 13 mm (1/2”) to 76 mm (3”) sizes in aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Oil and Gas
    Meeting the strict requirements for fuel transfer applications, Wilden UL pumps are certified to UL 79 standards and can be used when dispensing gas products, fuels, petroleum or any other lubricating applications.

Operate at Full Potential

At IPEG, we connect our customers with the word-class products and pride ourselves on bringing high-quality solutions to the industrial, commercial, sanitary and municipal manufacturing sectors. Let our expert knowledge help you make the right decisions and exceed performance necessities.

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IPEG’s pump solution eliminates costly repairs for customer

Seepex Cavity Pump
A global chemical and consumers goods company with a manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Mo., sought a solution to reduce the repairs on gear pumps in its plant. Abrasive solutions — water and sodium bicarbonate — were wearing down the gear pumps used in the company’s manufacturing process. The cost of the repairs required as a result of the damage prompted the manufacturer to find a better option for its industrial needs.

The company sought help from IPEG, which offers a wide selection of pumps from leading manufacturers. IPEG suggested a SEEPEX progressive cavity pump as a solution. IPEG recognized that this pump’s ability to stand up to highly viscous materials, as well as solids and corrosive liquids, made the pump a perfect fit for the client.

“This change in technology is expected to save us in downtime, labor costs, and parts costs for our buffer system. It is a better option for handling our abrasive product solution,” said the client’s spokesperson.

The client’s new pump has remained operational with no issues for nearly two months. Because the new pump is better suited to endure harsh elements, the customer expects to save more than $15,000 a year in repair costs.

Check out IPEGstl.com to browse our selection of products and services to satisfy your industrial requirements. Can’t find what you’re looking for? IPEG also offers custom fabrication services to meet your exact specifications.

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Save Time and Money with IPEG Repair Services

IPEG repair servicesDon’t spend another second worrying about equipment failures — get total peace of mind with IPEG repair services. IPEG has a staff of factory-trained technicians available 24/7 to maximize the performance of your pumps, valves, blowers, seals and other process equipment, ultimately saving you both time and money. IPEG’s experienced technicians have helped customers increase uptime, reduce production interruptions, maintenance cost and lead times, and gain total process control with maximum equipment performance.

Conveniently Located Full-Service Repair Centers

Our three factory-authorized service centers located in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky provide customers with several convenient options whether fabrication, rebalancing, laser alignment or simple annual maintenance work is needed.

Our experienced technicians carefully inspect each phase of the repair process to maximize control. We repair equipment back to factory specifications. At IPEG, we have the in-house capabilities to provide the machining, assembly, balancing, painting and testing phases on large and small projects. Before any piece of equipment leaves our shop, it undergoes thorough testing to meet our customers’ needs.

Expert Field Service Support

IPEG’s maintenance teams also provide field service support for all equipment supplied for repair, including testing, calibration and system analysis. Our technicians are prepared with the latest equipment and training to correctly specify, install, troubleshoot and maintain liquid or air process systems.

Quality Parts

IPEG’s warehouse is fully stocked with a wide selection of parts and equipment available to satisfy temperature, chemical compatibility, abrasion and longevity concerns. Because we use genuine spare parts, our customers’ products continue to work at optimum efficiency, maintain performance, have a longer life and avoid expensive unplanned downtime.

At IPEG, we pride ourselves on our long-lasting relationships with our customers. Let us provide you with ongoing technical expertise, product support, custom fabrication and repair services. Contact us today and let us know how we can serve you!

 

Increase Performance and Sustainability with a Grundfos Pump

When it comes to your company’s operations, performance and sustainability should always be top-of-mind. That’s where Grundfos Pump can help. Grundfos Pump is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-efficiency centrifugal pump products, featuring stainless steel construction and the latest in electronics. Grundfos pumps and processing equipment are built with high-performance and sustainability in mind.

Pumps Designed with You in Mind

No matter your application, an efficient, energy-saving pump solution is required. Grundfos Pump understands that an increase in your pump efficiency can be achieved through a combination of small, innovative design refinements. That’s why you can depend on Grundfos for their high-quality, dependable products.

Reliable Pumps for all Applications

Grundfos Pump is recognized for reliability and value throughout the world — wherever water moves. Its full-range pump solutions fulfill a variety of needs, from heating and cooling to simple pressure boosting. From the largest, most complex applications to the smallest, Grundfos uses its in-depth pump knowledge and unrivaled range of intelligent pumping systems.

Check out the Grundfos MGE motors with the Variable Frequency Drive mounted directly on the motor. It’s the world’s most intelligent and energy-efficient motor!

Pump Repair and Maintenance

Need to repair your Grundfos pump? IPEG can help! When you choose IPEG as your industrial pump and equipment repair shop, you are guaranteed a quality repair — on time and on budget. Our service technicians and field sales engineers are trained to diagnose industrial equipment problems and help resolve issues at the job site.

For more information on Grundfos pumps and repairs, contact an IPEG expert today.

LEESON Electric Reduces Energy Costs

 

 

 

 

Credited with a knack for thinking outside the solutions box, LEESON Electric, one of IPEG’s featured electrical vendors, provides customers with significant energy savings by producing energy-efficient motors uniquely designed to conform to the customer’s application. LEESON stands out as one of the world’s most customer-focused motor, gear motor and drives company.

In the article, titled “Mining Motors Reduce Downtime,” LEESON Electric explains how installing high-efficiency motors can offer significant energy savings, as well as lower equipment vibration and increased reliability, making a big impact on a company’s bottom line.

LEESON’s mantra of listening to the customer’s needs and concerns, and then building for their unique application, can benefit almost every industry including but not limited to food processing, industrial, farming and commercial buildings such as hospitals and universities.

Cooling towers designed with high-efficiency motors support more effective subsystems, preventing system failures for facilities needing reliable lighting and dependable equipment function, HVAC system support, and water usage systems. To find more ways to reduce operation costs and increase energy efficiency, contact the IPEG experts.

 

SMC Pneumatics – A Myriad of Choices for Endless Applications

SMC Pneumatics, a jewel in IPEG’s crown of vendors, is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, offering more than 8,900 products with more than 520,000 variations!

IPEG answers the need for cylinder, actuator, valve and vacuum solutions, with a variety of SMC products, including actuators, fittings, tubing, vacuums, valves and more!

Directional Control Valves

SMC directional control valves feature high-flow capacities, compact design, low-power consumption, high-speed response, long life and a clean, aesthetic design. The solenoid valves are used exclusively in the semi-conductor, automotive, packaging, medical, specialty machine and machine tool industries. SMC also offers a variety of valve manifold options, including:

  • One-touch fittings
  • Prewired electric connections
  • Serial interface for simple installation, maintenance and control

SMC Directional Control Valve types include:

  • Three types of solenoid valves
  • ISO valves
  • Mechanical / hand valves
  • Air operated valves

Fluid Process Valves

The standard design and dimensions of SMC’s fluid process valves make them perfect for simple replacements. The unique construction of the direct-operated, two-port solenoid valves feature improves durability and doubles their service life.

The unique solenoid and air-operated fluid process valves are suitable for a variety of applications and industries, such as:

  • General purpose air and water
  • Oil and high temperature oil
  • Steam and heated water
  • Chemical and pure water
  • Coolant
  • Dust collection

No matter the need, no matter the industry, the countless options offered with SMC’s Pneumatic valves guarantee a perfect fit. SMC Pneumatic valves can be altered to meet your specific application.

To learn more about SMC Pneumatic valves, along with other products and capabilities, contact the IPEG team today.