• OEM Vs Replacement Pump Parts

    January 8, 2024 |

    Categories: Maintenance

    Is It Better To Buy OEM Parts Or Aftermarket? When it comes to maintaining and repairing pumps, the choice between Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and aftermarket parts is crucial. Based in Central Texas, Platinum Performance Products specializes in producing top-tier aftermarket pump parts, rivaling and often surpassing OEM quality. The primary question is: which is better? Quality and Performance OEM Parts: These are made by the pump’s original manufacturer. They are designed specifically for a particular model, ensuring a perfect fit and function. Aftermarket Parts by Platinum Performance: These parts are manufactured by a third party, like Platinum Performance Products. They are designed to fit and function like OEM parts, but often with enhanced features and superior performance. Cost Comparison OEM Parts: Generally more expensive due to brand premium and exclusivity. Aftermarket Parts: More cost-effective, offering similar or improved quality at a lower price point. Variety and Availability OEM Parts: Limited to specific models and brands. Aftermarket Parts: Wider range, compatible with multiple brands like Paco, Taco, Goulds, and more. Are Aftermarket Pump Parts Better Than OEM? The notion that aftermarket parts are inferior to OEM parts is outdated. Platinum Performance Products’ located in Central Texas, ensures the highest [...]

  • Understanding The Maintenance Of A Stuffing Box

    January 8, 2024 |

    Categories: Maintenance

    A stuffing box is a critical component in many types of pumps, including those provided by Platinum Performance Products. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure longevity and optimal performance. Understanding what maintenance is required can help in preemptively addressing issues before they escalate into costly repairs or replacements. Regular Inspection and Maintenance of a Stuffing Box Detailed Regular Inspection and Maintenance Visual Inspection Frequency: Conduct visual inspections on a scheduled basis, such as monthly or quarterly, depending on the pump's usage and environment. Key Focus Areas: Look for signs of corrosion, erosion, or any physical damage to the stuffing box. Check for wear patterns that might suggest alignment issues. Leakage Assessment: Pay special attention to any signs of leakage. Minor drips might be normal, but continuous or increasing leakage requires immediate attention. Lubrication Appropriate Lubricants: Select the right lubricant based on the pump's operating conditions and the type of fluid being pumped. Lubrication Schedule: Establish a regular lubrication schedule. This can vary based on operating temperatures, pump speed, and the nature of the fluid handled. Monitoring Lubricant Condition: Over time, lubricants can degrade. Monitor their condition and replenish or replace them as needed to ensure optimal performance. Adjustment of Packing [...]