Ammonia Propane Solutions has a large inventory of rebuilt pumps in stock for both NH3 and LP. We offer a core exchange program to keep you up and running. We want your pump to be working properly and keeping you in line with safety regulations.
With our program, you have the option to have the pump shipped, installed, or picked up from our location. We do also offer new ammonia and LP pumps as well. Our goal is to help you meet your productivity goals. You just can’t do that with a pump that isn’t working out for you. We offer pump rebuild services for both Corken and Blackmer pumps, this is a cost-effective solution.
Anhydrous Ammonia, at best, is an effective fertilizer. At worst it is caustic, dangerous, and requires special precautions, for man and equipment. In the course of a year, many anhydrous plant operators drain their facilities to perform repairs, updates, or safety compliance. This occasionally means that the systems are drained and empty, which seems safe. However, the absence of chemical can also produce degenerative effects. Pump seals will dry, crack, and leak. You need to keep up with maintenance on your pumps and pump seals because they will not stay working if you do not.
A leading cause of pump failure often occurs as the system is being recharged, especially after extended periods without chemicals. Primarily this is due to a failure to reintroduce vapor to the pump, which prevents the seals from being lubricated prior to contact with a liquid. The liquid creates a cold shock effect and damages the seals. The only remedy is to replace the seals.
The solution, or process for prevention, is to introduce vapor into an empty system prior to the liquid. This can easily be done by connecting a nurse tank vapor valve to the liquid side of the riser stand.
Another very important yearly maintenance issue is caused by dirty strainers in the liquid lines. Strainers are the only line of defense against rocks, nuts, bolts, and a variety of other foreign objects, which can and will destroy your pumps. To protect your operation, and your pumps, after your system is drained and safely secured, remove the flange on the lower section of the casting which will give you access to any debris that may have entered your system. You can then easily inspect the screen for fragments and signs of damage.
Our pump rebuild and exchange program is available to give you the option to keep your production moving while allowing you to make the all-important repairs mentioned above. Ammonia Propane Solutions understands that profitability, productivity, and safety are the three most important factors for your cooperative or ag business. We strive to offer the type of solutions that will help you reach your goals.