Standard Alloys Inc, a KSB company, has opened a new 15 000 sq ft workshop in Deer Park, Texas, USA to serve customers in the Houston area.
Following a US$1 million investment, the Deer Park repair centre is equipped with machine tools, lathes, a specialised rotor balancing centre rated to 5000 lbs, 10 and 5 ton cranes and dedicated pump disassembly and assembly areas. Investments have also been made in the company’s reverse engineering with 3D measurement and modelling and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) technology.
The new facility is strategically located near the Houston ship channel. Standard Alloys already has repair centres in Vidor and Port Arthur, Texas and Port Allen, Louisiana.
Standard Alloys offers engineering, manufacture and repair of replacement parts and pumps for the refining, chemical, power, water and other related industries.
“Having comprehensive manufacturing facilities located in Southeast Texas that includes a full foundry capable of pouring more than 300 different alloys, means that we can manufacture many core pump components in-house with a very short lead time,” said managing director Richard Martinez.
“We can make the parts needed for a pump repair whether they require fabrication, casting and or machining. This means that our customers know where their parts are manufactured and are welcome to come witness throughout the process. It’s simply a matter of reverse engineering the parts, making a pattern, and pouring a casting,” added Martinez.
KSB acquired Standard Alloys in 2010, giving the pump company a local foundry within North America that was in the API market, as well as a repair centre in Vidor, Texas. In 2014 Standard Alloys opened the Port Allen, Louisiana facility across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge.