MagnaDrive

Case Studies

NW Forest Products

Situation

The customer was forced to replace each condensate pump multiple times per year due to extremely high vibration caused by thermal expansion of the pump shafts.

The Solution

  • MagnaDrive proposed the installation of VTX-11 couplings as replacements for the existing rigid couplings. Removal of the old couplings and installation of the VTX-11 took less than one hour.

The Results

  • Instead of being forced to replace each pump 3-4 times per year, the pumps have thus far not been replaced at all.
  • Vibration levels dropped by 70%
  • Each VTX-11 coupling has saved the customer approximately $24,000 in maintenance costs since they no longer require multiple pump replacements per year.
Case Studies details
  • A Northwestern forest products company with branch offices throughout the region