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.
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