Hydro834 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60607 United States
Hydro's Comprehensive Pump Aftermarket Services include: Quality Repair, Engineered Upgrades, Engineering Services, Engineered Replacement Parts, Emergency Services, Testing Capabilities, Field Services
Hydro's 5000HP Pump Performance Test Lab
In our continuing commitment to the pump industry, Hydro has designed and built a state-of-the-art Test Lab dedicated to the needs and requirements of the pump aftermarket. The Test Lab, located in Hydro's Service Center in Chicago, is strategically located to service pump users throughout North America.
Key Features include:
- Designed in compliance with Hydraulic Institute Standards and API 610
- Capable of testing horizontal, vertical and submersible pumps
- Maximum of 5000 HP
- Variable Frequency Drive; 2300 - 4160 volts
- Flows of up to 21,000 GPM on the horizontal loop and 42,000 GPM on the vertical loop
- State-of-the-art data collection system
Boiler Feed Pumps
In 1995, Hydro acquired the former Pacific Dresser line of boiler feed pumps - BFI (8" and above) and became the OEM for this product line. BFI is a well-established product line with installations in power stations and industrial plants throughout the world. Since acquiring the line, Hydro has implemented upgrades and modifications to enhance pump performance and improve pump reliability. OEM replacement parts are manufactured at Hydro's state-of-the-art Houston facility which is certified to ISO-9001-2000 standards. BFI pumps can be serviced at any Hydro service center around the globe.
Being Independent Makes All the Difference
Since 1969, Hydro has been the smart choice for pump repair. As the largest independent pump rebuilder in the world, Hydro has built its business by bringing a high level of engineering expertise and service to customers around the world.
Hydros mission was developed when we realized that as an independent pump rebuilding company, we had a unique capability of analyzing and understanding various designs as well as their successes or failures in specific applications and operating environments. Based on this extensive empirical data, Hydro was in an excellent position to improve the original design for its intended service. Because Hydro is independent, we offer unbiased recommendations in every repair situation. Hydro is committed to our customer - not our brand.
Our mission is to work hand in hand with our valued customers to optimize the performance and reliability of their pumping systems by evaluating and understanding root causes of pump degradation or failure and by providing unbiased engineering analysis, quality workmanship and responsive field service for improved plant operation.
Often all that is needed to improve a pumps performance is to provide a high quality repair. What constitutes a quality pump repair? Quite simply, Hydro pays attention to the details a thorough inspection process, extensive process control procedures, stringent acceptance standards, engineering support and review each step of the way all carried out by an experienced work force dedicated to providing a quality product. At Hydro we focus on your operational needs and problems, emphasizing practical, long-term solutions.
Engineering Pumps for Better Performance and Longer Life
Engineering is the focus of Hydros pump rebuilding process from the inspection phase through manufacturing. Engineers play a key role in each phase of the process. By understanding the unique characteristics of the customers application and applying their hydraulic, mechanical and materials knowledge, Hydros engineers make recommendations for restoring the pump to achieve optimal performance and longer life. When encountering complex engineering problems, Hydro can provide engineering services to analyze the root cause of a component or a pump failure.
Repair Is an Opportunity for Improvement
Many of the pumps operating today were designed and manufactured several decades ago. During this time, operating requirements of the plant may have changed, and as a result the pump may no longer be running at its best efficiency point. Taking the time to review the current operating conditions in relation to the pumps original design specifications can lead to engineering recommendations for improving the pumps performance and extending its life.