To ensure that your pump operates as intended, performs optimally, and lasts a long time, you need to diagnose and monitor any leaks and make the necessary repairs quickly. Fortunately, vacuum pump repair options for this a leak such as with the mechanical seal can be addressed with experts such as Premier Fluid Systems service staff. For any vacuum pump leak, including a turbo pump leak, you have a few factors to consider. Is the pump requiring major or minor service and what caused the issue? Can parts be machined or salvaged even if they appear at first to be in very poor condition? Is there a way to increase the durability of the pump by improving maintenance procedures and intervals. What will the downtime be when repairing the leak?
Does your pump supplier have the ability to provide a temporary fast solution so you don’t lose money? Can you pump supplier do service calls on site quickly when needed?
PFS Pumps provides several options such as new pump replacements on the shelf, refurbished pumps and pump rentals. Service calls are available, unless it is best suited for a pump to return to our facility for quick analyzing. Our staff has over 32 years of pump repair experience in Canada. At times a repair is a much better solution than purchasing a new unit but it requires experienced and trustworthy pump experts to address and evaluate. It is recommended to have a backup vacuum pump to prevent longer down times while repairing the main pump.
Diagnosis and Repairs
Mechanical seal leaks can occur by excessive operating temperatures.
As well, there could be inadequate seal lubrication which calls to check the flushing liquid flow, pressure and temperature
You want to take the necessary safety precautions before to making repairs caused by a vacuum pump leak to keep you and others safe while protecting the pump. Isolate the pump from the power source and vacuum system so that you do not have to worry about accidental activation during the repair process. Then, allow ample time for the pump to cool down.
Regarding tools, usually repairing a leak in a vacuum pump only requires a socket wrench, open-ended wrench, and a flat-head and Phillips screwdriver. With your tools ready, you need to perform an inspection of the most obvious places where leaks occur. For example, make sure that all of the fittings and connections are tight. If the leak persists after checking those areas, there is a good chance that you will need to dismantle the pump for a further inspection. Be sure to know your warranty period and conditions before dismantling the pump.
For a leak of the seal water, finding the exact location is relatively straightforward. Once identified, try tightening the packing in the gland packing area. If the leak persists, remove the packing altogether. If the leak is coming from the body gasket, you will need to torque the body bolts. However, if that too fails, replace the entire gasket. Other possible fixes include tightening or replacing the plugs and castings.
If the pump is not reaching its maximum pressure, you might be dealing with an external leak. The easiest and most cost-efficient fix is to tighten all of the fittings, including the pipe fittings. If that does not stop the leak, the fittings probably need replacing.
If you notice that your vacuum pump is leaking oil, the seals are probably worn out and need replacing. Not only will that fix the leak problem, new seals will also allow the pump to maintain the appropriate oil levels, which in turn reduces the need for frequent changing.
For a broad range of high-quality pumps, you will never go wrong in choosing Premier Fluid Systems (PFS). As an industry leader with over 40 years of experience, we would love the opportunity to have you as a valued customer. Please contact us today to learn more.