Categories: Shaft Alignment

What is the Average Pump Repair Cost?

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By on June 25, 2015

There are many pump types, sizes and applications. Positive displacement: gear, screw, progressive cavity, lobe, peristaltic, diaphragm, Velocity: radial & axial flow, mixed flow, educator, etc.

With all the various pump types, sizes and applications it would be quite the feat to list the exact cost for each one in this blog. I will leave that to those who need to know.

photo-1-lobe-pump                       photo-2-rotary-vane-pump

Lobe Pump                                                           Rotary Vane Pump

photo-3-gear-pump               photo-4-screw-pump

Gear Pump                                                        Screw Pump

 

photo-5-progressive-cavity-pump                   photo-8-rotodynamic-centrifugal-pump

Progressive Cavity Pump                                        Centrifugal Pump

 

Unscheduled maintenance and downtime is costly. Misalignment is one of the major causes of unscheduled maintenance leading to mechanical seal and bearing failures and other failures.

Bottom line, the average pump repair cost?

$12,000.

About the Author

Mac was a Journeyman Millwright at a Kimberly-Clark paper mill in Washington State before moving into a Maintenance Team Leader position. Later, he moved to Kentucky where he went to work for Wausau Paper as Maintenance Team Leader on a new mill start-up. This is where Mac was first introduced to VibrAlign. “I was so impressed with the people, passion, and products of VibrAlign. I had always hoped to one day give back some of the knowledge I have been fortunate enough to gain from others in my field. VibrAlign has given me that opportunity.”

2 responses to “What is the Average Pump Repair Cost?”

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  2. Steve Matthews says:

    Mac,
    Great information. That is certainly more than I would have guessed, but I’m not surprised. I also have to wonder how many pumps are replaced rather than repaired!