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Omnifab: service and maintenance specialists for many types of industrial pumps

Omnifab’s reputation for repairing and maintaining industrial machinery is well established. Among the equipment covered by this expertise are industrial pumps.

These pumps, which come in many shapes and sizes, are designed to deliver superior performance and durability. They need to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. This is the key to optimum performance and reduced risk of breakdown.

In the following paragraphs, learn more about pump maintenance and our ability to take care of the industrial pumps of a multitude of companies from a variety of sectors.


« Industrial pumps » definition

In the widest sense, a pump can be defined as a mechanical device capable of converting the mechanical energy of its motor into hydraulic energy to ensure the transfer of a fluid from one place to another.

When we speak of “industrial” pumps, we are generally referring to equipment designed specifically for highly demanding applications or intensive use.

Industries where industrial pumps are used

Industrial pumps can be found in many environments, such as :

  • the industrial sector,
  • municipalities
  • wastewater management
  • and more!

Omnifab also has a strong presence in public water supply systems. In fact, we cover no less than 15 municipalities when it comes to the maintenance and repair of wastewater pumps.

The types of industrial pumps we can work on

1. Centrifugal pump

A centrifugal pump is a rotating machine that pumps liquid by forcing it through an impeller. This is the most common type of industrial pump.


2. Submersible pump

A submersible pump, also known as an immersed pump, is an electromechanical device designed to pump liquids, usually water, from locations below the surface, such as wells, reservoirs or deep wells. Unlike conventional pumps, which are installed on the surface and suck in the liquid, a submersible pump is placed directly in the liquid to be pumped.


3. Diaphragm pump

A diaphragm pump is a type of volumetric pump used to move liquids, gases or suspensions. It is distinguished by its pumping mechanism, which relies on a flexible diaphragm to create fluid displacement.


4. Gear pump

As the name suggests, gear pumps are rotating devices. The rotation of the gear allows the fluid to flow and the pressure to build up within the casing.


5. Lobe pump

A lobe pump is a type of volumetric pump. Due to their excellent sanitary qualities, efficiency, reliability and resistance to corrosion, lobe pumps are used in a wide range of industries (chemical, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, etc.).


6. Screw pump

The screw pump is a powerful device for high-viscosity, high-filling, coarse-grained or even fibrous products. This makes it one of the most robust pumps on the market, and one that’s easy to use.


7. Piston pump

This is a volumetric pump whose operation is based on the variation in volume of a chamber in which one or more pistons move in a single- or double-acting alternating rectilinear motion.


8. Water pump

“Water pump” is a term used to describe pumps whose function is to move water from one place to another. Several types or families of pumps can therefore be described as water pumps (booster pump, lift pump, surface pump, etc.).


9. Circulation pump

A circulation pump, also known as a recirculation pump, is a type of pump used to move liquid within a closed system or circuit. Its main purpose is to maintain a continuous flow of liquid through a closed circuit, such as a heating, cooling or hot water circulation system.


10. Sewage pump

The sewage lift pump is ideal when gravity drainage is not possible. This device enables water to be lifted and discharged into the independent or collective sewage system.


11. Vertical turbine pump

The electric motor of a vertical turbine pump remains above the fluid to be pumped. A long vertical shaft transmits the movement initiated by the motor to the impellers, which direct the fluid upwards. This type of industrial water pump is used in municipal systems to distribute drinking water to citizens, or to supply water to fire-fighting services.


12. Pressure boosters

A booster pump, also known as a pressure booster or hydrophore unit, is used to increase water pressure when there are concerns about under-pressure. A booster pump consists of a pump and a bladder or diaphragm tank that absorbs water and pressurizes it.


Trust our experts with your industrial pumps

Omnifab can intervene in a number of ways to boost the efficiency of your pumps

As you’ve read above, industrial pumps play a vital role in a variety of industrial applications, which is why it’s so important to take good care of them.

Regular preventive maintenance will prevent damage caused by pump breakage. Omnifab is not only involved in pump repair, rebuilding and refurbishment, but also in damage prevention. In fact, we offer a pump maintenance service to limit the damage that can be caused by failure to monitor pump condition.

The main problems encountered are often: vibration problems, problems with pump components or simply problems linked to natural wear and tear.

The main stages in repairing an industrial pump

The actions usually carried out to diagnose and repair pumps are :

  1. Dismantling the pump
  2. Inspection
  3. Testing
  4. Refurbishment
  5. Replacement of part(s) (change seals, replace bearings)

Omnifab stands out for its turnkey service!

Our goal is to offer a turnkey industrial mechanics service that removes the management burden from the customer.

To do this, whatever the problem with the pump, Omnifab will pick it up directly from the company where it operates.

We then bring it back to our factories for diagnostic testing and repair.

Finally, the pump is returned when it is ready to operate in its place of origin.

We have the equipment to operate proactively

Our company has the capabilities and equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We have a test bench, laser alignment tools, custom part machining capabilities, bearing specialists and vibration analysis. The breadth of our knowledge and equipment means we can easily respond to emergency situations and take charge of projects from A to Z.

Omnifab: Pump maintenance for healthy industrial pumps!

In conclusion, industrial pumps can take a multitude of forms, all suited to particular uses.

That said, whatever the type of pump, this equipment should be inspected and maintained periodically by professionals in the field, like ours.

When you entrust your industrial pumps to us, you’ll get optimum performance and peace of mind.