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University of Utah

Introduction

Customer

University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

Market

HVAC

Situation

The University of Utah’s steam plant experienced extreme vibration on their hot water pumps. Technicians had to replace bearings and seals on each pump an average of twice per year.

The Solution

  • MagnaDrive’s approached the University with a proposal to install VTX-11 couplings on the hot water pumps.
  • The intent was to eliminate the need to replace bearings and seals multiple times per year.

The Results

  • After installing the VTX-11 couplings, the University reported that they no longer had to change seals and bearings out every six months.
  • In addition to saving $2,000 per year on seals, the University also reported they saved almost $12,000 on additional maintenance that was performed before the installation of the VTX couplings