At Houston Dynamic, we see pumps of all types in all sorts of conditions. With regular maintenance, most pumps will last a long time. However, all pumps will breakdown or come to the end of their natural life cycle. In this case, we are often asked about the benefits of repair versus upgrade versus replacement. We will tell you more below.
When to Repair Your Pump
The most important task when a pump breaks down is to properly determine the cause of the breakdown. You would then decide which part or parts need replacement, draw up a requisition, wait for the parts, install the parts, return the pump to service, and test to ensure the pump performs as well or better than before. We recommend using the services of a qualified, third party contractor to streamline the entire process in the cases where you don’t have the parts and proper repair technician on hand. The third party contractor can also give you a bid for repair before making a critical decision, along with proper inspection and diagnosis of the pump. Minor repairs are generally best for when to repair your pump. But you may question what to do when a major repair looms.
When to Upgrade Your Pump
Fortunately, repair or replace are not the only two options. More and more organizations are turning to custom upgrades for their pumps when the time comes. An upgrade is a sort of accelerated repair. A qualified provider will test your pump, determine areas for improvement, and develop a custom plan for parts, components, and more that can improve the performance of your pump. Best of all, your pump will perform at its optimum service for much less than a replacement. In the end, you may be able to turn your old, outdated pump into a powerhouse built for your application for much less than the cost of a new pump.
When to Replace Your Pump
Have you ever had an automobile flood? In many cases, the damage is so extensive that the best case scenario is to scrap the entire car and purchase a new one. In some cases, pumps go along the same path. Floods, fires, and other severe damage can render a pump irreparable. In these cases, the best course of action may be to replace. But what do you do if your pump could be made workable with a major component replacement? You want to factor in the cost of repair vs replacement. It would involve tallying the cost of repair including down time, cost of parts, cost of installation, cost of testing, etc. You would compare this number to the cost of a new pump along with other factors to determine the best course of action.
Houston Dynamic Supply Repair vs Replace vs Upgrade Pumps
The HDS team are experts in testing and diagnosis for all kinds of rotating equipment including pumps. This allows us to determine the best course of action for your application including repair vs upgrade vs replacement of your pump. We have over 40 years of experience and a state-of-the-art facility to help you determine the best path forward for your critical rotating equipment.