Repair & Rebuild of a Pump and Housing Unit for a Steel Mill

Repair & Rebuild of a Pump and Housing Unit for a Steel Mill

The 24" impeller pump highlighted here is used in a steel mill, within a slag pit. When the pump reached the end of its service life, the mill operators called us to perform a complete rebuild. Upon teardown we realized that the fabrication of a new shaft would be necessary. Utilizing our in-house engineering and design group a full analysis of the shaft and related components was performed.

A new shaft was designed with a full set of engineering drawings. Utilizing our precision CNC lathe, and horizontal mill, we fabricated a new shaft from 4140 steel. Our engineers also determined that to produce a reliable quality shaft that tolerances of ±.0005" would have to be met, as well as the application of a hard coating. The pump was then reassembled with the shaft, new bearings, seals, and fasteners, and delivered to the customer's site in Ashland, Kentucky.

The entire project was completed in only 3 weeks. To learn more about this project, the processes that it utilized, see the table below or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this Pump Repair Project

Product Description

Slag Pit Pump for a steel mill.

Pump Repair Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:

  • In-House Engineering/Product Analysis
  • Disassembly
  • Pump Repair
    • CNC Machining
    • Balancing

Secondary:

  • Assembly

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

  • CNC Lathe
  • Horizontal Mill

Overall Part Dimensions

  • 24" Impeller Pump

Tightest Tolerances

  • +/-.0005"

Material Used

  • 4140 Steel Shaft
  • New fasteners, bearings and seals

Material Finish

Hard Coated

Industry for Use

Steel Mill

Volume

1

Delivery / Turnaround Time

3 Weeks

Delivery Location

Ashland, Kentucky

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Pump Repair Project

We have the expertise and the precision necessary to do even the most demanding job. But along with our extensive experience, we still possess enough youthful enthusiasm and innovation to keep doing great things for our customers. McCorkle Machine & Engineering is in business to do quality work. Our machinery and parts are not only designed to work, but work to perfection.

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    Huntington, WV 25701

  • Phone:

    (304) 523-6428

  • Email:

    Sales@McCorkleMachine.com