Westcomm Pump & Equipment Ltd. held it’s annual Jeff Shen Invitational Golf Tournament on Friday, September 9th/22 and it was quite the success! It just so happened that it was also Westcomm’s 25th Year Anniversary so there was much to be celebrated.
A personal thank-you from Westcomm to Valley Ridge Golf Course for hosting us and to all the sponsors, attendees, staff and volunteers on hand along with a personal thank-you to CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) for coming out and spreading their awareness. We were able to raise $4,720 to support CMHA this year. Hopefully this number keeps rising!
Here are some pictures from the tournament to commemorate such a fantastic day. Thanks again to everybody involved and can’t wait to see you all there next year!
Westcomm Pump & Equipment participated in the BCWWA (BC Water Wastewater Association) trade show in Penticton, BC on May 14th and 15th, 2023.
Pumps, mixers/agitators, and air compressors have been our core business since 1997, and our presence in BC is steadily growing. Our Vancouver office was established in 2018, and since then we have been tirelessly supporting our clients with their rotating equipment needs.
One of the market segments we are focusing on in BC is municipal, and that includes (but not limited to) water / wastewater treatment, conveyance, and lift stations. Within the municipal market, we work closely with clients at all stages of the project pipeline, from the design engineers to the general & mechanical contractors during tender, as well as the plant operators once the equipment is on site.
Our presentation at the BCWWA trade show included Goulds Pumps, VerderFlex Peristaltic Pumps, All-Flo AODD Diaphragm Pumps, Hidrostal Screw-Centrifugal Pumps, Dynamix Mixers & Agitators, Westcomm Turtle Reciprocating Pumps, and Sullivan-Palatek Air Compressors.
It was a rewarding opportunity to connect and share knowledge with some key players of the BC municipal market at the Trade Show. We look forward to hosting our booth in 2024 at the BCWWA Trade Show in Whistler, BC, and we hope to meet you there!
Energy Consumption: Blockages, overloaded filters, inadequate lubrication, and other system issues can cause rotating equipment to work harder than necessary. A direct impact on energy consumption translates to a costlier energy bill.
Down Time: Scheduling regular preventative maintenance servicing in advance during slower production times or when a back up unit can be set up to avoid shutting down altogether and further disrupting production.
Equipment Lifespan: Regular preventative maintenance will help lengthen the operational life of your equipment, reducing the need to purchase replacement.
Emergency Repairs: Unexpected shutdowns due to equipment failure puts a complete halt on production where downtime is very costly. Preventative maintenance servicing catches minor issues before they become major issues, allowing the opportunity to schedule repairs during natural slowdowns. Emergency repair service work can also be more costly than routine service calls, adding to your list of unnecessary expenditures.
Safety: Regular maintenance help improve safety levels by identifying concerns such as faulty pressure relief valves, malfunctioning drains, oil leaks, bearing issues etc. Ultimately, if not tended to, these all lead to unexpected equipment failure.
Westcomm Pump & Equipment Ltd. provides the following:
– On-Site rotating equipment & compressor service on your schedule
– Certified Millwright servicing at our Calgary and Edmonton locations
– In-house engineering and consulting
– Compressed Air System Survey and Auditing
– Standard Preventative Maintenance on per visit basis
– Tailored Long-Term Servicing custom to customer requirements
– Stocking of critical service parts on shelf as needed
Contact us to schedule your preventative maintenance today!
Looking at ways to save on energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions? Maybe it is time to take a closer look at your compressed air system?
Westcomm Equipment can help determine the best places to start and work with you to address these concerns. For now, here is a top ten list of where you can start.
Turn it off
Most compressed air systems only run 60 to 100 hours per week depending on your shift pattern, make sure to shut your compressor off when production is off, evenings, weekends, etc.
Fix Air Leaks
A quarter inch air leak at 100 psi can release up to 100 cfm, this will cost thousands of dollars per year. Anytime air is leaking, through fittings, rubber hoses, worn quick connects is money wasted.
Prevent New Leaks
Look inside your piping distribution system, clean dry pipe is what we want to see. If you see dust, moisture or sludge, these are signs that something is wrong. We need to address filtration and drying. Any of these conditions will lead to excessive corrosion in your distribution system and help create leaks.
We will work with you to determine the best pressure to operate at. Every 2 psi in pressure reduction equals a 1% reduction in motor horsepower. Pressure reduction can be achieved in the distribution system as well, clogged filters, corroded pipe, improper pipe system design can also all contribute to pressure drop.
Are drains stuck open? Timers adjusted correctly? Or can timed drain valves be replaced with zero loss drain valves?
Piping and Distribution System
Your pipe system should deliver consistent flow and pressure from the compressor discharge to point of use. Is the pipe the correct diameter for the volume of air being used? How long does the air have to travel to point of use? Increasing pipe diameter and proper plant layout will help reduce pressure drop.
Change Filters Systematically
Inspect and replace filters systematically, clogged filters will lead to poor quality air and increased pressure drop.
Air compressors generate a lot of heat, this can be reused for a number of purposes, drying racks, producing hot water, or building heat. Upwards of 90% of heat from the compressor can be reused.
Proper and Timely Maintenance
Your compressor will run more efficiently when it is properly maintained. A proper maintenance program will also help prevent breakdowns resulting in less downtime, and lost production.
Eliminate Improper Uses of Air
Inappropriate uses of air contribute to significant operational costs. Using air to clean up work space, blow off clothing, not only wastes compressed air but is also a safety issue.
Working with Westcomm Equipment, we can provide onsite consultation to help reduce costs, improve efficiency, and keep your air system and production running smoothly for years to come.
On Friday, August 25th/2017, Westcomm Pump & Equipment Ltd. is hosting a Charity Golf Tournament to commemorate its 20th Anniversary. Westcomm Pump & Equipment Ltd. has been Alberta’s trusted source in engineered rotating equipment pump packages. Since 1997, we’ve prided ourselves on integrity and customer satisfaction. It is with great pleasure we invite our valued long-term clients to this event.
We are proud to donate all tournament proceeds to Parkinson Canada as some of us at Westcomm have felt the impact that this deadly disease has had on loved ones.
Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a chronic, degenerative brain disease, resulting from the loss of dopamine producing neurons. Every Parkinson’s experience is unique as the symptoms and progression vary from person to person. More than 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease and with more than 25 people each day being diagnosed with the disease, there is currently no cure.
The Parkinson Canada Research Program supports novel research ideas, builds research capacity and grows specialists to provide quality care for people with Parkinson’s. They are accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards Program and they fulfill their mission through the generosity of donors. Parkinson Canada has funded 503 research awards, fellowships and grants, totaling more than $26 million, since 1981.
We are accepting sponsor until July 21st/2017 for this tremendous cause. For any sponsorship inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
ecom enables Windows desktop applications to safely enter hazardous locations with launch of new 11.6″ Windows i5/i7 tablet PC
ecom’s Digital Mobile Worker Platform = Future Proof Field Worker Efficiency
In 2015 ecom responded to the needs of hazardous industries asking for the latest mobile digital technologies by delivering the world’s 1st 4G/LTE Android smartphone Smart-Ex-01 and 4G/LTE Android Tablet Tab-Ex-01 for use in Zone 1/21 and Division 1 classified hazardous locations.
ecom is pleased to introduce the new Pad Ex 01, a lightweight 11.6″ Windows tablet PC powered by superior Intel i5/i7 processor, which is certified for use in ATEX Zone 2 and Division 2 classified hazardous locations.
Pad-Ex 01 is the next step in the evolution of ecom’s Digital Mobile Worker platform, offering an unmatched choice of wireless products proven to maximise workforce efficiency and protection – essential elements for the prolonged future sustainability of your business.
Pad-Ex 01 tablet: field mobile tablet, desktop PC, or both?
With Pad-Ex 01, the desktop PC used by field workers and their managers becomes mobile. Pad-Ex 01 can be used as a field-portable desktop extension (or replacement) to the desktop PC and laptop, offering a desktop dock for fast connection to your office wired network, monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Supporting an Intel i5/i7 processor powerful enough to adequately run the full Windows 10 operating system together with demanding Windows applications, Pad-Ex 01 is also designed to be light enough (at 1.2 kg) to easily carry around the plant, up stairs, and down ladders.
When flammable substances are produced, processed, transported or stored, safety becomes the highest priority. This is most relevant in oil and natural gas production, mining, petrochemical, and chemical industries.
To achieve the highest level of safety possible, province/state legislations have developed corresponding conditions through laws, regulations and standards. These now have to be implemented by companies because the operator of a plant is solely responsible for safe operation in accordance with the directive 1999/92/EC.
Explosions – Causes
The 3 factors required to cause an explosion are:
Fuel (gas or dust)
Any ignition source (e.g. electric sparks, hot surface, short-circuit etc.)
The risk is based on the probability of a fuel and oxygen mix occurring over time.
ECOM‘s range of intrinsically safe devices and equipment ensure that potential ignition sources are removed or prevented. By doing so, the risk of an explosion is eliminated.
The area of responsibility thereby extends to:
Stipulation of the explosive areas (zones)
Compilation of an explosion protection document
Realization of organizational and technical measures for explosion protection
Implementation of checks
use of products in Ex-areas that comply with the directive 2014/34/EU
IEC – Zone Division
Areas subject to gas explosion:
An explosive atmosphere with a mixture of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or fog, either constantly or in the long term
It must be assumed that an explosive atmosphere with a mix of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or fog arise during normal operation
It must not be assumed that an explosive atmosphere with a mix of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or fog arise during normal operation and if so, then only rarely and for a short time
Areas with flammable dust:
An explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of flammable dust in the air, constantly, in the long term or frequently
It must be assumed that an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of flammable dust in air sometimes occurs during normal operation
It must not be assumed that an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of flammable dust in air occurs during normal operation, and if so, only for a short period of time
North American Division System:
The North American Division System considers only 2 possible likelihoods of explosive Fuel/Oxygen mixtures occuring:
A mixture of flammable gas, dust or vapour occurs permanently or occasionally. The same as Zone 1 and Zone 0
The mixture occures only rarely and for a short amount of time. The same as Zone 2
Asad Choudry Global Product Manager API Pumps ITT Industrial Process
Bill Goodman Director, Product Design Engineering ITT Industrial Process
Jim Claypool Sr. Welding Engineer ITT Industrial Process
Non-Destructive Testing for Hazardous Services ApplicationsLive Webcast Sponsored by ITT Goulds PumpsJuly 14, 2015 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST In a hazardous services environment, process pumps are often exposed to highly damaging substances, rendering them more susceptible to unplanned failures and costly repairs. Non-destructive testing (NDT) of pumps ensures the highest material and manufacturing quality is upheld and safeguards against potentially harmful emissions. In this session, pump industry experts from ITT Goulds Pumps will explain how NDT plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and reliable operation. Failure to perform quality control inspections introduces the potential for inherent discontinuities to become defects, resulting in possible operating failure. Webcast attendees will come away with a better understanding of typical NDT methods and how they can be applied to pumps at their applications. Product and application specialists will review the five main NDT methods as well as the range of considerations for the customer when communicating specifications to the pump manufacturer. Attendees will learn:
The types of services that might be considered hazardous
How to define and identify hazardous services and specify inspection plans
How testing guidelines change with different applications or with varying application parameters
How casting defects affect operations
Five major NDT methods to detect discontinuities
VT – Visual Testing
PT – Penetrant Testing
MT – Magnetic Particle Testing
RT – Radiographic Testing
UT – Ultrasonic Testing
This webcast will empower attendees with a comprehensive understanding of non-destructive testing and how it can improve pump system reliability and safety, as well as the productivity of their own operations. Don’t miss out on this informative webinar! Click Here to register
Find out what makes the All-Flo A-200 the most efficient 2″ AODD pump on the market.
All-Flo is a leading manufacturer of rugged, lube-free, non-stall, non-freeze AODD pumps. Serving a variety of industries, including oil & petroleum, petrochemical, food & beverage, mining and construction, All-Flo offers a versatile range of durable and reliable pump solutions that can be customized for any application.
Without pumps, factories can’t make the essential materials that support power and life. Join Westcomm and ITT Goulds Pumps in celebrating pumps and those who keep them running on Pump Appreciation Day, a worldwide observance on April 14.
ITT Goulds Pumps Supports Heart Health
Without a heart, life stops. Without an industrial pump, manufacturing stops. Because pumps are the “Heart of the Industry”, Westcomm and ITT Goulds Pumps invite industrial pump users worldwide to participate in heart health events and activities.
Organize a company or community team to join a local heart walk fundraiser
Install an Automated External Defibrillator at your office or manufacturing facility, with training for key employees
Hold a CPR and first aid training with support from your local heart health organization
Plan a “Wear Red” evening or luncheon with a creative tasting menu of heart healthy foods
Pump Appreciation Day Events
Pump Appreciation Day will feature events to promote heart health and educate pump users around the world. Those named to the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll will receive a special printable certificate commemorating the day. Westcomm will recognize customers with the ITT Heart of Industry awards.