A new industry survey has revealed that over a third of process and maintenance engineers are wasting vast amounts of their maintenance budgets because they do not realize that it is possible to purchase high performance, cost effective non-OEM replacement parts for their progressing cavity (PC) pumps.
According to the survey, over half of engineers always purchase ‘genuine’ parts from the OEM when maintaining their PC pumps, while a third are unaware that it is possible to buy alternative parts. With half of the survey respondents indicating that rising equipment maintenance costs are deemed a growing concern, these are surprising statistics.
Commissioned by NOV Mono, the survey set out to explore attitudes and approaches to maintenance within the water and wastewater industry. Quantative interviews were carried out with process and maintenance engineers from across the industry who gave their opinions on a strictly non-attributable basis.
Mark Viner, European Sales Manager, commented: "The survey confirmed our belief that spiraling equipment maintenance costs are becoming a growing concern for the sector, and process and maintenance engineers need practical solutions to help bring them under control.
"However, the fact that a significant proportion of the industry is unaware that it is possible to buy non-branded replacement parts for maintaining PC pumps, means that many could very quickly make a significant saving by switching from OEM parts to these high performance alternatives.
Not surprisingly, the survey showed that performance is a key issue, with 80% of respondents rating it as the one of the three most important attributes when purchasing spare parts.
Mark continued: "As the UK’s leading PC pump systems and solutions provider, we have developed a range of competitively priced, high performance, durable parts that offer cost effective alternatives to branded PC pump parts. Specifically designed to provide a solution to rising pump maintenance and whole life costs, our Mono Universal Parts range embodies the quality, heritage and integrity that come with a trusted and valued manufacturer such as Mono."
Parts in the range attract the same warranties and guarantees as parts for Mono’s own progressing cavity pumps, and they have been designed to be used in seepex, Netzsch, PCM, Allweiler, Robbins & Myers, Bornemann and Orbit pumps. Multiple matrix testing has been conducted to ensure that Mono Universal Parts meet or exceed the performance of the OEM part.
Mono Universal Parts, which already has an established customer base across Europe, has comprehensive UK stocks and best in class lead times and availability. It also offers same day and next day delivery on stock items and a dedicated aftermarket team, which make it a very attractive offering for engineers in the UK looking to control pump maintenance costs without sacrificing high quality service and parts.