Our Vacuum Pump Repair Process:
All of our work areas and systems meet OSHA requirements.
The pumps are disassembled at the technicians work bench under an exhaust hood. Gloves, eye protection, respiratory masks and aprons are used. All parts are initially cleaned with non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally safe cleaner.
If necessary the surfaces of any parts that are heavily contaminated are cleaned with the bead blast machine then blown off with the compressed air. The parts are then rinsed with a solvent leaving the surfaces free from any harmful processed contamination.
Major parts are then inspected to make sure there is no scoring and that they meet factory specifications. All other components are discarded and replaced.
Pump is then assembled at the technicians work bench using a brand new OEM major rebuild kit; which includes new gaskets, vanes, seals, and O-rings.
After the pump has been reassembled it is then tested for at least 72 hours. A vacuum gauge is used to test the absolute vacuum pressure and see how fast it pumps down. A thermocouple gauge with test tank is used to qualify the correct pumping speed. The pump is monitored for pressure and temperature and the data is recorded on a test sheet.
Once all the readings are correct the pump is taken to the spray booth to be painted.
The pump is then taken to our shipping department where it goes through a final QA. They put protective cap plugs onto the intake and exhaust ports of the pump to prevent anything from getting inside. A sticker is placed on the pump showing final test results along with the model, S/N and the date it was shipped.