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Aftermarket Technical Service Solutions

for Pumping Technologies

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SPX - An Introduction
SPX is a Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
SPX manufactures and markets products, components, services and technologies that are integral to
meeting today’s challenges and tomorrow’s needs. We are a place where innovation is fostered, and the real
needs of business are understood. We transform ideas into powerful solutions to help our customers meet
their goals, overcome business challenges and thrive in a complex, always changing marketplace.

SPX’s Flow Technology segment designs, manufactures and markets engineering solutions and products
used to process, blend, meter and transport fluids. We also offer equipment for air and gas filtration and
dehydration. Our leading brands have global operations which service the food + beverage;
power + energy; and industrial processes.

clyD eun I on Pu M Ps, an s PX b ran D - generat I ons of e X P er I ence

Whilst the name is relatively new, the ClydeUnion Pumps brand is known worldwide for supplying reliable and
robust engineered pumping solutions stemming from over 140 years of industry expertise.
Our experience spans across several complex industries including oil and gas, nuclear and conventional
power generation, desalination and other key markets relevant to our product portfolio.

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AB OVE - TE CH N I CAL S E RVI CE E N G I N E E R S
AS S E S S PU M P I N STALLATI ON

R I G HT - Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)


ANALYS I S OF PU M P I M PE LLE R

The Technical Services Team is a dedicated group of experienced TE CH N I CAL S E RVI CE S TEAM CU STOM E R B E N E FITS

pump engineers specialising in providing expert pump systems PU M P SYSTE M ASS E SS M E NTS
Increased reliability and efficiency across entire system
- reduction in energy costs/emissions

advice to our customers across all industries. Thermometric and flowmeter Verification of actual pump and system performance
based pump testing before and after improvement works

Material and design upgrades for all


b rands of rotating equipment
Improved reliability and extended plant life
Possessing a wealth of pump and system design knowledge, fully equipped with the latest design, analytical and pump testing
equipment, our Technical Services Team can be employed across a range of services to ensure your critical rotating plant is operating Enhanced efficiency, reliability and reduction
Hydraulic re-design and R E-rates
in pump energy costs and emissions
reliably, safely and at optimal levels of efficiency. Working in partnership with our customers the focus of these important aspects
of pump operation deliver increased MTBF and plant life, reduced parts consumption, increased production and very importantly Greater operator knowledge to ensure optimal
Clyde U nion PU M PS Academy - Pump training
pump operation, maintenance and reliability
minimise energy costs and carbon emissions.
Expert technical management of complex large
Experienced on-site supervision
machine installations, commissioning and outages

Asset management Support for turnkey asset management programmes

Condition monitoring Ongoing remote and manual data sampling and expert
(including using wireless real time data acquisition) trend analysis to assist reliability programmes

R e-engineering and upgrading of any Improved reliability, quick supply with leading
3rd party pumps and parts OEM quality and design guarantees

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Pump System Testing M ethods employed 2
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The Technical Services Team deploys Pump System

and Assessment Assessment methodology. The objective in this method of


Cost of ownership
assessment is to ensure a uniform and systematic approach for typical pump

in the assessment of industrial pumping systems to identify


opportunities for reducing energy consumption and carbon Energy costs 90%
ClydeUnion Pumps Technical Services offers pump testing and
emissions in line with legislative and government targets.
system assessments using thermometric and flow metre based Maintenance costs 2-5%

methods to assess actual pump and system performance. This


This method combines a consultative approach with a Initial cost 5-8%
information is usually complemented with vibration, temperature
thorough system energy and reliability audit utilising our
and power characteristics forming a complete picture of pump
full suite of testing equipment including flow and power
efficiency and system health, determining how well matched
meters, multi-channel data logger, vibration analyser, pressure
your pump is to your system.
transducers and temperature gauge.

B E N E FITS
Pump Life Cycle Cost chart courtesy of BPMA
· Increase in pump and system efficiency
· Reduction in energy consumption and operating costs STE P-BY-STE P A PPR OACH

· Improved pump and system reliability


S tep 1 S tep 2 S tep 3 S tep 4 S tep 5 S tep 6
· Reduction in system emissions Pre-assessment First assessment On-site Gathering Data analysis Reporting
preparation meeting on-site inspection data/testing
· Problem solving and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) (by site staff) & survey
· Increased Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
AB OVE - ON-S ITE U LTRAS ON I C FLOW M EAS U R E M E NT

Symptoms of poor system R eporting


and pump performance Our step-by-step approach will ensure that the operating
Most pump systems will benefit from a system audit and history and customer requirements are fully understood
pump test to optimise system performance, however the prior to completing the study and presenting our findings in
following are examples that highlight your pump is no longer a concise technical report. This report will make clear our
matching your system requirements: recommendations supported by anticipated improvements
in performance, reliability and energy efficiency with any
· Standby pump in continuous operation
investment payback illustrations provided if required.
· Pump operating conditions do not match
nameplate conditions
· Pump output is controlled by discharge valve throttling

· High machinery vibration and temperature

· Poor reliability and MTBF

· High wear rates and parts usage

· High power consumption

If any of the above symptoms are evident then a site test


and/or system assessment will identify how to improve your
pump and system performance.

R EVI EW OF PU M P VI B RATI ON FR E QU E N CY S PE CTRA


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Design Improvements,
Material Upgrades and Hydraulic Re-rates

Throughout the service life of your pumping equipment process change, design E NG I N E E R I NG B E N E FITS Material U pgrades
improvements and material developments create opportunities to greatly · Efficiency improvement Material upgrades are available to satisfy
improve the performance and reliability of your asset. With over 140 years of · Energy reduction increased plant life requirements and we
experience combined with the latest design and optimisation tools the Technical
· Reduced energy costs offer our expertise in the development and
Services Team offers a comprehensive range of engineering solutions to modify
pumping equipment to satisfy any such change in requirements.
· Change in flow or pressure characteristics application of corrosion resistant materials,
· Increasing rotating equipment reliability wear resistant coatings and non-metallic
After consultation and ideally a full site survey, our team of OEM pump · Increase in pump service intervals
materials. These upgrades can result in
improvement engineers will analyse the data before producing a design proposal · ‘Bad Actor’ improvements
excellent solutions where irons, bronzes and
which will either improve the mechanical design, modify the hydraulic design or
less corrosion resistant stainless steels were
change the material specification, or a combination of all three to optimise the
pump performance in your system. originally specified.

In line with new equipment design regulations you can also be assured that
Hydraulic R e-rating
when improvements are being made they will be fully documented and all

I M PE LLE R I N LET R E-D E S IG N


factors will be considered. Changes to the design stresses, pressure boundary Our engineering specialists offer hydraulic

S EAL SYSTE M U PG RAD E

LU B R ICATION U PG RAD E
loading and rotor dynamic performance will be assessed to ensure your upgrade re-rating by means of their hydraulic design
HYD RAU LIC R E-RATE

MATE R IAL U PG RAD E


B EAR I NG U PG RAD E

MOTOR U PG RAD E
ROTOR U PG RAD E
will be problem free and OEM safety and design code qualifications fully capabilities and fluid flow analysis software.
maintained.
This service adjusts your equipment

accordingly to either match an existing system AB OVE - OPTI M I sATI ON OF VOLUTE CAS I N G E FFI CI E N CY U S I N G CFD

or to amend your system requirements. This


PR OB LE M CAU S E S OLUTI ON optimises your pump and system interaction

and improves operational efficiency. CU P- BB3 re - rate for higher flow


Stand by Pump Operation System requirement not met by single pump

Pump output (flow) exceeds requirements 80

NPSH IN FEET
D I SCHARG E TH ROTTLI NG
NPSHR AT IMPLR C L
40
CAVITATION Low NPSHA
M echanical D esign 4000 90 0
HEAD (11.82” DIA.)
B EAR I NG FAI LU R E High loading or poor lubrication E nhancement 3600 @ 6-STAGES
80
EFF%

EFFICIENCY PERCENT
S EAL FAI LU R E Seal system mismatch to pump
A mechanical upgrading service is available 3200
HEAD (11.88” DIA.)
@ 6-STAGES 70

HEAD IN FEET
NEW
for our customers who desire reliable, 2800
EXISTING
60
I N SU FFICI E NT CAPACITY Pump not rated for process requirements
2400 50
competitive, quality pump sets. Our
MOTOR FAI LU R E Motor power output insufficient 2000 40

engineering team analyse current design


1600 30 8000
S HAFT FAI LU R E High shaft loading or poor material

POWER IN BHP
advancements using the latest 3D design BHP AT 1.000 SP GR
20 4000
H IG H VI B RATION High loading, out of balance or system resonance BHP AT 1.000 SP GR
tools to resolve seal leakage, reliability issues 10 1000

POOR MTB F High loading, poor pump selection or design 0 0


and improve noise and vibration performance. 0 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800

FLOW IN GALLONS PER MINUTE

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The Technical Services Team brings the benefit of ClydeUnion Re-Engineering and Upgrade Process
Pumps OEM parts quality, problem solving and design expertise to
1 . C onsultation 4 . A nalysis and R e - E ngineering
any brand of rotating equipment. By employing the same rigorous Prior to commencing the re-engineering programme our Once the part is scanned and inspected the file will be
engineer will meet with the client to understand how electronically transmitted along with the engineers report
design, upgrade and rapid manufacturing principles applied to ClydeUnion Pumps can meet your needs and improve upon describing the condition of the part and any operational history
the quality, delivery or part design. and improvement requirements discussed with the customer.
ClydeUnion Pumps OEM parts, significant benefits can be realised If required a full laboratory metallurgical failure mode analysis
report can be arranged at this stage to better understand
2 . L aser S canning of Parts
for non-ClydeUnion Pumps branded and local replicator parts. Hand-held laser scanning is the perfect solution for rapid
complex reliability problems.

scanning and inspection of parts. Unlike surface mounted After an analysis and review by our design and improvement
scanning arms the handheld laser scanner is extremely teams, engineers scanned data is then used to create a full
lightweight and does not require to be mounted to an manufacturing model and drawing of the part.
PR OB LE M CLYD E U N I ON PU M PS R E-E N G I N E E R I N G S OLUTI ON
inspection table. This allows quick deployment followed by
rapid and accurate scanning of parts on site, in storage as Typical improvements:
M echanical failure Equipment analysis and design upgrade
well as in the workshop. Rapid scanning of large parts and · Increased part strength and reduction of stress
surfaces can be carried out while maintaining accuracy on concentrations
Metallurgical failure analysis, Root Cause Analysis
Corrosion and erosion damage
and material/design upgrade precision machined toleranced surfaces.
· Improved or modified hydraulic design to increase
Process and design review to ensure pump design efficiency, adjust pressure and flow characteristics and
Poor machinery performance
is matched to system requirements
3 . R apid M anufacture improve suction design to reduce cavitation damage
Re-engineered parts manufactured to ClydeUnion Pumps OE quality
Poor parts quality
assurance standards including full inspection and material certification
For cast and turned parts the ClydeUnion Pumps Rapid · Upgraded materials to stronger and more corrosion
Response process can be employed for greatly accelerated resistant ClydeUnion Pumps approved materials
Re-engineered parts for all brands regardless manufacturing lead times in as little as 24 hours for turned
Ob solete parts
of original equipment availability
parts. For cast parts this process utilises rapid 3D pattern
Parts supplied under ClydeUnion Pumps manufacture processes allowing patterns to be produced
Poor delivery and responsiveness 5 . Q uality A ssurance
‘Rapid Response’ process
directly from 3D CAD data. ClydeUnion Pumps re-engineered parts are manufactured
exactly in accordance with ClydeUnion Pumps Original
Equipment parts and our ISO 9001 Quality Assurance system.
This system offers advantages over inferior design, low cost
replicator parts and provides OEM designed parts fit for the
B E LOW - 3D S CAN N I N G AN D R E-E N G I N E E R I N G PR OCE S S customers requirement.

· ClydeUnion Pumps factory


processes, drawings
and design specification

· Quality plans specifying:


- Inspection
- NDT
- Material certificates
- Manufacturing, test and balancing certificates

· Full ClydeUnion Pumps OEM parts warranty

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Condition Monitoring Asset Management

ClydeUnion Pumps extensive knowledge of pumps and pump systems can be used in assisting with the specification of condition The task of monitoring pump condition, scheduling regular maintenance, managing maintenance staff and spares holding logistics
monitoring to provide safeguarding of all pump equipment. Being able to accurately determine when a pump requires an overhaul or can be a very daunting task for customers of medium to large sites. Many sites are left to go with insufficient maintenance, risking
when a bearing may have failed is critical to ensure maximum cost savings and pump reliability to our customers. increased future costs due to equipment failure and process downtime.

LE FT - HAN D H E LD VI B RATI ON M EAS U R I N G

R I G HT - E N G I N E E R CON D U CTI N G AS S ET R EVI EW

System U pgrades R eal T ime M onitoring Data Analysis Maintenance S cheduling Trend S potting I nventory M anagement
It is possible to upgrade existing Data acquisition can be set up in Our specialist engineers are capable ClydeUnion Pumps have the ability All maintenance records, pump history The identification and management
system installations with the most such a way as to provide real time of full data analysis and problem identify the maintenance requirements and failure diagnosis will be properly of spares will ensure all necessary
up-to-date control and instrumentation monitoring. This can be configured diagnosis of your system to be able to of all pumping equipment at site and documented and maintained. Trends will maintenance, wear parts and insurance
equipment. This will ensure the with wireless or wired systems which provide the most beneficial solution. determine the necessary schedule be more easily identifiable and this will spares are stocked whilst still maintaining
essential measurements of pump can be monitored at site by the clients Data can be analysed as part of a site for both predictive and preventative make problem areas more recognisable. a cost to risk balance that can be pre-
reliability and performance are personnel or by ClydeUnion Pumps survey or the results can be sent to maintenance regimes. This will ensure agreed with the client. Identical spares
captured, using the correct selection through the internet. ClydeUnion Pumps for an in-house the equipment is kept in a condition to will be identified and duplicate part
of equipment to suit the client’s analysis. maximise mean time before overhaul, spares holding will be reduced. This will
requirements at site. thus ensuring reduced costs and save on cost for spares holding as well
downtime. as physical storage space.

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ClydeUnion Pumps recognises the importance training has to play
in the safe, effective and efficient operation of pump equipment.

CLY D E U N I O N PU M P S ACA D E MY T raining Curriculum


ClydeUnion Pumps Academy has a dedicated team providing a wide range of pump Training courses have been developed
training courses specifically for pump customers. The training courses are structured specifically to suit the needs of system
to suit a specific range of abilities and knowledge; introductory to advanced level designers, engineers, operators and
courses, ensuring that all training needs can be provided whatever the ability and add maintenance staff.
value to your operation. Some of the available courses are listed below.

Benefits
TRAI N I N G COU R S E

· Health and Safety


Applied Hydraulics
It is important that each task is
Vibration Analysis
conducted in the correct manner to
Centrifugal Pump Failures, Diagnosis, Causes and Solutions ensure safety to the individual and

Maintenance of Pumps (CUP-BB1 / CUP-BB3) others.

Maintenance of Pumps (CUP-OH1 / CUP-OH2 / CUP-BB2 / CUP-BB5)

Cavitation: NPSH, Materials, Coatings · Reduced Costs

Hydraulic Modifications on Centrifugal Pumps


The methods used and experience

Nuclear Power Station Pump Training gained will produce an increased

efficiency in the employee’s role.


Pump Application - Oil and Industrial

Instrumentation and Condition Monitoring

Introduction to Centrifugal Pumps · Continuous Improvement

Components within a Centrifugal Pump Training will ensure the most current

and best practices are utilised to stay


Operation Conditions of Centrifugal Pumps
ahead of the competition.
Pump Maintenance - General Principles

Installation, Commissioning, Operation and


Maintenance of Small Pumpsets (Client Specific)

Installation, Commissioning, Operation and


Maintenance of Large Pumpsets (Client Specific)

Operation and Maintenance of Reciprocating Pumps

System Design and Troubleshooting Considerations for Reciprocating Pumps CLYD E U N I ON PU M PS APPLI E D


HYD RAU LI CS TRAI N I N G

Fundamentals and Maintenance of Direct Acting Pumps

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S E RVI CE S OLUTI ON S F OR
PU M PI N G TE CH N OLOG I E S

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