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Re-Engineering and upgrading of 3rd party pumps and parts


The technical services team brings the benefit of ClydeUnion Pumps OEM parts quality, problem solving and design expertise to any brand of rotating equipment. By employing the same rigorous design, upgrade and rapid manufacturing principles applied to ClydeUnion Pumps OEM parts, significant benefits can be realized for non-ClydeUnion Pumps branded and local replicator parts.

1. Consultation

Prior to commencing the re-engineering programme our engineer will meet with the client to understand how ClydeUnion Pumps can meet your needs and improve upon the quality, delivery or part design.

2. Laser scanning of parts

Hand-held laser scanning is the perfect solution for rapid scanning and inspection of parts. Unlike surface mounted scanning arms the handheld laser scanner is extremely lightweight and does not require to be mounted to an inspection table. This allows quick deployment followed by rapid and accurate scanning of parts on-site, in storage as well as in the workshop. Rapid scanning of large parts and surfaces can be carried out while maintaining accuracy on precision machined toleranced surfaces.

3. Rapid manufacture

For cast and turned parts the ClydeUnion Pumps Rapid Response process can be employed for greatly accelerated manufacturing lead times in as little as 24 hours for turned parts. For cast parts this process utilises rapid 3D pattern manufacture processes allowing patterns to be produced directly from 3D CAD data.

4. Analysis and re-engineering

Once the part is scanned and inspected the file will be electronically transmitted the engineers report describing the condition of the part and any operational improvement requirements discussed with the customer. If required a full failure mode analysis report can be arranged at this stage to better understand problems.

After an analysis and review by our design and improvement teams, engineers then used to create a full manufacturing model and drawing of the part.

Typical improvements:

• Increased part strength and reduction of stress concentrations

• Improved or modified hydraulic design to increase efficiency, adjust pressure and flow characteristics and improve suction design to reduce cavitation damage

• Upgraded materials to stronger and more corrosion resistant ClydeUnion Pumps approved materials