Vesconite Hilube bowl, stuffing box, suction, and line-shaft bearings continue to operate in a condensate pump in the US ten years after installation.
This is according to Vesconite Bearings pump representative Charlie Simpson, who returned last month from a six-week Mexico and US customer-calling tour in which he visited a long-standing customer in Virginia to receive this report.
The customer is a pump repair workshop that offers timely and cost-effective repairs and specifically offers upgrades to shafting, bearings, and wear rings to enhance performance and efficiency in older pumps as well as repairs and rebowls vertical turbine pumps.
The customer attests that the bearings are functioning well in the pump.
Condensate pumps operate at 65º C and are on the cusp of the temperature range that Vesconite is comfortable recommending for its Vesconite Hilube bearing material.
The continued operation of the Vesconite Hilube-fitted condensate pump after ten years attests to the fact that, even with a small amount of water cooling, the bearings are able to survive for some time, says Simpson.