November 2003


HP Reliability: Apply optimized method of stiffening pump base plates

In the late 1990s, Houston-basedStay-Tru Services developed a highly effective method to minimizefield installation costs and improve reliability of pump baseplates. Its "Stay-Tru Pre-Grouted Base Pla..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the late 1990s, Houston-based Stay-Tru Services developed a highly effective method to minimize field installation costs and improve reliability of pump base plates. Its "Stay-Tru Pre-Grouted Base Plate Procedure" accomplishes these goals and is able to provide a superior finished product. When coupled with their so-called Stay-Tru Plus Machinery Quality Assurance Program, the pump train is 60% mechanically complete when it arrives at the plant site. The Stay-Tru procedure is a comprehensive pre-grout plan that results in a totally grout-filled base plate. The procedure includes a detailed inspection of the primer system used on the underside of the base plate, proper pre

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