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IPEG, Furey Filter & Pump Are Your One-Stop Shop for System Fabrication

We take service to a new level! As one of the top industrial fluid handling, pump distributors and system fabricators in the United States, IPEG and Furey Filter & Pump are the resource of choice for all major pump manufacturers and other fluid handling equipment. Our fabrication work offers manufacturers the reliability of a world-class, respected company with local accessibility. Rest assured knowing that when you trust your fabrication work to us, you are receiving custom system fabrication offerings that can be used in a broad variety of industries and will stand the test of time.

System Fabrication Made Simple!

IPEG as well as Furey Filter & Pump provide a convenient solution for system fabrication that includes consultation, engineering, procurement, commission and service. Additionally, our system fabrication services can be used in a variety of markets, such as utilities and power generation, oil, gas and ethanol production, water and wastewater resources, industrial manufacturing support, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and more.

High-Quality Custom Fabrication

Starting with your unique specifications, we create CAD drawings in-house, purchase parts and assemble your skid all underneath one roof. Our one order full system purchasing process includes pumps, valves, filters, motors and much more, and we assume full responsibility for the system and mechanical components on the skid to ensure that each component works correctly and operates at high efficiency. The result? High-quality custom fabrication that meets your exact needs.

Fabrication Services for a Wide Variety of Industry Applications

Our system fabrication services have a range of uses, including the following:

  • General Service Pump Skids
  • Advanced Pump Systems
  • Air Modules
  • Seal Flush Systems & Reservoirs
  • Bag or Cartridge Filtration Systems (Duplex, Triplex & Beyond
  • Custom Filtration Components
  • CNC High Pressure Coolant Filtration System
  • High Pressure Wash Stations
  • Rail Car Unloading
  • Chemical Feed & Metering Systems
  • Gear Reducer Cooling and Filtering
  • Fuel Oil Unloading Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Positive Displacement Blower Packages
  • Reverse Engineering Obsolete Products

Benefit From Modular System Design

Modular system design in system fabrication has proven to have a variety of benefits for manufacturers, such as minimizing risk and labor, and lowering overall on-site installation costs. Also, engineering time is reduced and done more efficiently in shop. Additional benefits of modular system design include:

  • One Contract with Single Source Responsibility
  • Warranties Are Tied to One Purchase Order
  • Consolidation of Submittals
  • Eliminates Pipe Stress
  • Pre-Aligned
  • Better Quality Control (Surface Prep & Coating)
  • Pre-Shipment Customer Checkout
  • Easy Hookup with Single Connection for Inlet, Outlet & Electrical

Our Unique Fabrication Process

Our fabrication services begin with an application analysis to guarantee cost-effective, expert system design. Additionally, we provide manufacturers with complete support throughout the process, from preliminary concept to commissioning. We adhere to hydraulic institute principles, and have certified pipe welders in carbon steel, 304 SS and 316 SS and hastelloy c., as well as certified structural welding for carbon steel and stainless steel.

Fabrication Equipment

Top-of-the-line fabrication equipment ensures we can always get the job done. Equipment includes:

  • 60,000 ft2 of Shop Floor
  • (2) 20-Ton Overhead Crane
  • (3) 10-Ton Overhead Crane
  • (1) 1-Ton Overhead Crane
  • Multiple Jib Cranes
  • 3 PipeWorx Welders, MIG Welding, TIG Welders and ARC Welders
  • 16′ x 30′ x 14’ Abrasive Blast Booth
  • 14′ x 20′ Paint Booth
  • High Pressure Cooling System

Schedule a Consultation Today!

If you are interested in our fabrication services, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation. We always incorporate customer feedback into our entire design process, and inform customers of any areas where they can improve cost savings. Should any issues arise, our local, factory-authorized service centers provide a variety of testing options to immediately get to the root of the problem. Discover why we are a leader in the fluid handling and system fabrication industry, and contact us for all of your fabrication needs!

IPEG’s DirectAIR® Utility Service is the Most Affordable and Efficient Compressed Air Solution

If your facility uses compressed air, and you are looking for a reliable solution that does not require a sizable capital expenditure, IPEG’s DirectAIR® utility service is the answer.

Here’s how it works: IPEG installs a complete, state-of-the-art compressed air facility at your site. We install, operate, and maintain your complete air plant monitoring flow, pressure and dew point under contract. For the life of the contract, we supply your plant a steady stream of high-quality compressed air, guaranteed. We equip our DirectAIR® facilities with the most energy efficient equipment and controls available today to provide significant energy savings over your current system. Typical energy savings range between 25-50%.

IPEG’s DirectAIR® solution solves numerous challenges many plants face with their compressed air systems. DirectAIR® is 100% reliable and requires no capital equipment investment to get operational. The system replaces aging and inefficient equipment and eliminates costs for maintenance, repair and rental fees. If your current system is delivering poor quality air that is causing production downtime and/or high scrap costs, DirectAIR® utility service is the ideal solution for your plant. DirectAIR® service eliminates the time you and your production team spend on compressed air issues and lets everyone stay focused on what you do best — your product.

14 Benefits of DirectAIR® compressed air utility service

  1. Guaranteed supply of compressed air with no downtime
  2. Guaranteed air quality (clean, dry, compressed air)
  3. No lost production and no scrap
  4. No repair costs
  5. No purchasing parts
  6. No maintenance costs
  7. No capital outlay
  8. Monthly payments are an operating expense (tax benefits)
  9. Modern, energy-efficient equipment and controls significantly reduce electric bills
  10. Reallocation of manpower
  11. Allows your personnel to focus on plant production
  12. Free plant space for production, not air compressors
  13. No emergency rental costs
  14. DirectAIR® is a “fee for service” with flexible term lengths

Remote Online Monitoring

DirectAIR® service provides the highest level of preventive maintenance and continuous equipment monitoring through our exclusive ManagAIR® system. Our dedicated proprietary hardware and software are in continuous contact with the DirectAIR® site. This enables us to greatly improve the reliability of the system by having ManagAIR® inform us of problem areas before they become critical — a predictive maintenance approach that significantly improves reliability.

Stress-free Commitment

As a DirectAIR® customer, you only need to provide the necessary land and utility hook ups. Then IPEG supplies, installs, operates, and maintains your new air compressor system. A monthly fee is charged based on your compressed air consumption, with billing similar to what you might get from your electrical power supplier.

Think of what your company can do with the capital dollars you won’t be spending on air compressors!

And, the time you previously spent troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, can now be put toward maximizing productivity!

Contact IPEG today for more information on installing DirectAIR® utility service at your facility.

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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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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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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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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.

Featured Vendor: Flowserve

Flowserve is a leading manufacturer of flow control products and services for most critical applications. It supplies pumps, seals and valves for power, oil, gas, chemical and other industrial applications. With more than two centuries of history, Flowserve is the go-to resource for solving the toughest challenges of fluid motion control.

Special Purpose Pumps and Systems

Flowserve provides its customers with unequaled expertise in the successful application of pre-engineered, engineered, and special-purpose pumps and systems. Flowserve pumps also play a leading role in clean energy, greenhouse gas reduction and potable water supply efforts, along with the application of advanced production and process technologies.

Custom-Engineered Valves

Flowserve valves are engineered to meet vital performance and safety standards, and can be custom engineered to perform specific functions for unique flow control environments. Extended service life, safe operation and environmental protection are at the core of every valve that Flowserve manufactures.

For more information on Flowserve products and how they can help you exceed your operational goals, contact an IPEG expert today.

 

Featured Vendor: Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company, LLC

Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company, LLC is a market leader in Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pumps and offers a wide range of solutions for various chemical, utility, food, beverage, dairy, personal care and biopharmaceutical applications.

With more than 60 years in the industry, Wilden has the unique ability to solve tough pumping applications and increase efficiency with the most cost-effective, energy-efficient AODD pumps possible.

State-of-the-art Air Distribution Systems

The innovative, yet simple, Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS) features an “air control spool” that automatically optimizes air consumption and eliminates overcharging of the air chamber with no reduction in flow rate. The Pro-Flo® SHIFT’s evolutionary ADS design meters the air flow, allowing for just enough air to keep the pumping process operational.

Sanitary and Hygienic SanifloTM AODD Pumps

The Saniflo™ pump line is specifically designed to meet the strict guidelines established for sanitary and hygienic process applications. Wilden Saniflo solutions incorporate a full suite of products, like cast stainless steel pumps made of FDA-grade materials and finished with a high polish.

Comprehensive Equipment Repair Services

At IPEG, we’ll take care of your Wilden equipment far beyond the sale. Known for our extensive and comprehensive industrial repair services, our factory-trained service technicians provide industrial equipment and industrial pump repair service. In addition to equipment repair, we also perform contractual maintenance, pump inspection, laser alignment and installation of equipment.

For more information on Wilden or their products, 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.