The pump repair process foundation is a thorough and documented inspection. After the pump arrives, it is sand blasted to remove any coatings, scale, or rust. Then, one of our engineers will perform a visual and dimensional check of all vital features and components. This includes all fits, running clearances, seals faces, and run outs of the shaft at a minimum.
After the inspection is completed, the engineer and our quoting department will develop a work scope detailing new components and repairs necessary to return your equipment to like new condition.
After the repair of your pump, the inspection data along with the "as built" condition will be included in a final report. The final report includes an executive summary, the "as found" and "as built" conditions, as well as the balance reports for any rotating equipment.
TRADITIONAL REVERSE ENGINEERING
As an independent repair shop, reverse engineering is at the heart of what we do. Understanding the common design elements across OEMs gives us a unique knowledge of the reverse engineering process.
Many of these pumps were designed decades ago. Since then, many material upgrades and design changes have come into the market. RER has the knowledge and experience to recommend these upgrades in the appropriate applications.
RER has 9 Mechanical Engineers on staff that act as the project manager for every pump that comes in the door. They are responsible for every facet of the job. From machining prints and repair specifications to purchasing and sub-contract machining. The Project Engineer is "plugged in" on every facet of the job. This integrated approach reduces lapses in the repair process, all leading to better on time deliveries.
SCANNING AND MODELING
Where traditional 2D CAD and pen and paper fall short, our scanning and modeling technology comes up large. For complex curvatures in impellers, diffusers, bearing housings and more, our 3D scanning technology quickly and accurately captures the details.
With end of life approaching on many of these pumps, we provide a cost effective alternative to purchasing new equipment. New equipment rarely is a match to the existing auxiliary equipment and system requirements. With replicating the same equipment, no changes will need to be made at the plant level.
In conjunction with our pattern shop, we are the foremost experts on reverse engineering castings.