Pump Update

8 09 2009

I spoke with a salesperson from Pfeiffer today. I explained that I though I damaged the rotor on my turbo pump. He quoted about $5,000 to fix that. YIKES!

So I asked him, what is the maximum pressure these turbos can take without breaking. He didn’t know so he transferred me to a tech.

I explained my situation to the tech guy, and he told me there was almost no way I had a rotor problem. He said if I had a rotor problem it would sound like a bag of tin cans when I turned it on… which is does not. He said it’s likely just worn out bearings. SWEET!

So to have the turbo’s bearings replaced and the fore pump’s diagrams replaced would cost about $2,000. Much better. I can do that. On the up side this should provide years of reliable pumping.

Going to get the pump sent out ASAP.

Here are the details on the pump station:

Model: TSU 065 D

PM S03 407

Serial: 12116423


TMU 065 DN 63 CF-F,2P

PM P02 357

Serial: 12113446


TCPC 121

PM C01 475A


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