Experience shows that many pump failures have their root cause in the misalignment of the pump to motor.
Key benefits of precision alignment include:
1. Reduced Energy Consumption
Significant power savings can be made through accurate alignment. Precise alignment eliminates reaction forces and reduces energy consumption by up to 10%.
2. Reduced Incidence of Repairs
Mechanical seal repairs decline by up to 65% when precision alignment is carried out on a regular basis.
The rate of repairs declines by up to 30% when precision laser alignment becomes an integral part of the pump repair schedule. Maintenance costs are also reduced through lower parts expense and inventory levels.
3. Longer Machine Life
Relationship between coupling offset and bearing life cycle: The smaller the offset misalignment, the greater the expected bearing life cycle.