Vertical Condensate Pump

The Challenge

The in-house operator performs routine maintenance routes, however equipment continues to break in the plant. In this case the pump shaft broke which resulted in a $125k repair event. The dominant failure mode of this pump is breaking the pump shaft. The client wants to monitor the dominant failure mode and deploy escalating alerts on increasing vibration levels.

The Results

Overall vibration monitoring is deployed on the motor outboard bearing at 90 degrees to discharge pipe.