Pump Life Cycle

Extend Your Pump Life Cycle

pump life cycleOptimizing pump systems design and saving on the total life cycle cost of a pumping system requires more than merely minimizing waste, maximizing efficiency, cutting energy costs or trimming maintenance expenses.

We promote our Pump Life Cycle program with all our clients. Our experienced engineering team and our technical resources will assist to extend your pump life cycle.

To expand a pump’s life cycle, we provide performance failure assessments, and metallurgical experimentation.

Some studies have shown that 30% to 50% of the energy consumed by pump systems could be saved through equipment design changes.

Pump Life Cycle Cost Analysis

This is a very broad range analysis of pump life cycle costs that may include some or all of the following:Pump Life Cycle Cost Analysis

  • Operating Cost
  • Downtime & Loss of Production Cost
  • Environmental Cost
  • Installation & Commissioning (start-up) Cost
  • Initial Pump Cost
  • Energy Cost
  • Maintenance & Repair Cost

These costs can be analyzed at any stage of a pump systems life, depending on the information required. The pump life cycle cost analysis can be used in the development stages of system design, output control, pump & driver selection, auxiliary services, as well as monitoring and sustaining the system as a whole.  They can also be used to analyze an existing system as well.  The system components, flow rates, and controls can all be updated to current technologies, reducing waste and energy cost.  Energy audits can be done to see if there are any gains to be had by updating your system.  The entire systems efficiency can be evaluated to see exactly where you are losing operating capitol. This could be due to an oversized pump or a control valve that is being partially closed to meet your current flow requirements.  These draining costs are usually deeply hidden from your day to day operations, but they can be brought to light by the focus that a cost analysis can provide.

Westcan has partnered with BC Hydro to further the Energy Smart Initiative, the Hydraulic Institute, BC Hydro, and UBC Engineering, we stay on top of design improvements for pumps within the Pulp and Paper industry.

Call us on 1-888-941-5141 to find out how we can help you!