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.
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