Single-source capabilities for water & wastewater process equipment

IPS has expanded its services for water and wastewater process equipment. We now offer service, reconditioning, and replacement for pumps, power distribution equipment, and electric motor and generator services.

Our acquisitions and ongoing investment in personnel, training, and tooling make us well equipped to streamline your vendor management. We provide comprehensive testing, authorized warranty repair, engineering, and in-house remanufacturing for everything from transformers to driven equipment.

IPS technicians and engineers specialize in reconditioning and remanufacturing critical spares, legacy assets, and obsolete motors and pumps — with or without drawings. Our North American network lets us combine scale with local response to support your reliability and energy efficiency objectives.

For more on our services for water and wastewater process equipment, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Technical field services to minimize downtime

Our field service technicians do as much work as possible on-site and during planned outages to minimize downtime and repair costs. IPS provides complete equipment evaluations for water and wastewater plants, with inspections, testing, condition assessment plans, and engineering recommendations.

IPS technicians provide electrical testing for AC motors and VFDs. These tests include using borescopes and other diagnostics:

  • Partial discharge testing
  • Insulation resistance testing
  • Doble
  • Wiring testing

Motors in water and wastewater treatment facilities typically run beyond their nameplate data. We can resolve some of the resulting issues on-site with laser alignment, rebalancing, and replacement of seals and bearings.

We have extensive experience with extending the life of legacy motors and pumps. Our trained, certified technicians also handle motor and pump removal and installation.

Expanded capabilities for on-site pump service and repair

Our 2022 acquisition of TAW, Inc. raised IPS pump services to a new level. We now work on a wide range of pumps used in water and wastewater plants:

  • Split-case and double suction pumps
  • Vertical pumps
  • End suction pumps
  • Multi-stage pumps
  • Submersible pumps

IPS technicians and engineers collaborate on multi-point inspections of all pumps and connected equipment. They conduct flow testing and vibration analysis and perform field alignment and trim balancing.

We use IR analysis to isolate electrical overloading, underloading, or connection problems. IR analysis reveals problems with bearings, couplings, pump seals, and gaskets.

We also use:

  • Ultrasound analysis
  • Motor current signature analysis
  • Oil analysis
  • Partial discharge testing

IPS on-site maintenance for water and wastewater process equipment includes:

  • Bearing and seal inspection, lubrication, and replacement
  • Shaft inspection and alignment
  • Blade and impeller inspection

IPS contracted maintenance services establish an operating baseline and improve reliability and efficiency.

For a quote on IPS technical field services, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

In-shop remanufacturing—For options beside repair by replacement

Running a mix of old and new process equipment makes improving reliability and energy efficiency more challenging. IPS can help with complete repair and reconditioning services, plus design, reverse engineering, and remanufacturing.

We use OEM quality and performance as the baseline. Our pump overhaul and reconditioning services include:

  • Boring & sleeving
  • Bearing clearance adjustments
  • Rotor balancing
  • Impeller repairs
  • Polishing
  • Pitch tracking
  • Impeller cavitation repair
  • Modifications

Shaft repairs

  • Straightening
  • Welding
  • Reinforcement
  • Protective coatings

New parts manufacturing

  • OEM parts sourcing
  • Reverse engineering
  • CNC precision parts
  • Metal casting fabrication

Pump retrofits and redesign

IPS provides quotes based on nameplate data, but we also offer design, reverse engineering, and remanufacturing for pumps. Most importantly, we offer the advantage of engineering for your application.

Price points don’t constrain our engineers, so they spend more time on design and specify higher-grade materials. IPS veteran machinists hold tighter tolerances on fit and finish, to overbuild and deliver increased operating reliability with unmatched lead times.

Engineering recommendations for process equipment

IPS works with legacy and obsolete assets but supports new equipment. We test motors manufactured overseas that arrive with bearing issues.

Left unresolved, these issues will cause oil leaks, reduced energy efficiency, and eventual premature failure. IPS repairs and modifies new equipment and provides turnkey installation, alignment, commissioning, and warranty compliance.

Our reputation as a trusted advisor means we can address the concerns of the OEM, the EPC firm, and municipality.

Power distribution services for water and wastewater treatment plants

IPS PowerServe provides complete power distribution services for water utilities. These services include:

  • NETA electrical testing and maintenance services
  • Protection and control services
  • Electrical asset management
  • Electrical consulting and maintenance planning

IPS PowerServe’s NETA-certified technicians and electrical engineers work on improving the safety and reliability of substations, switchgear, and custom control panels. They also provide short circuit, device, coordination, and arc flash studies.

Asset management for critical spares

IPS offers professional, documented storage of pumps, motors, and power distribution equipment for water and wastewater plants. Our North American network has over 750,000 square feet of strategic warehousing, with 24/7 shipping, installation, and commissioning.

We customize asset management for individual requirements, with supporting documentation of all required testing and maintenance.

IPS distribution services — Options on the equipment you need

IPS has master distribution agreements with key OEMs and local, regional, and national inventories. We also have a network of used and surplus equipment suppliers to reduce unplanned downtime and maintain critical spares.

When there are no commercial options, IPS offers complete distribution services. We design, manufacture, modify, assemble, and fabricate for specific customer needs and short lead times.

Turnkey solutions with the responsiveness you need

IPS has the service, engineering, remanufacturing, and distribution services that water and wastewater plants need for equipment reliability and process uptime. We can provide turnkey solutions or work alongside your OEMs and other service partners.

For a quote on equipment maintenance, reconditioning, or remanufacturing, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs