The costs of running an engineering or refining company can mount at an alarming rate, and many firms are interested in learning more about how they can control their operating costs. One such cost saving method is to look towards refurbished equipment, remanufactured compressors for example, whenever possible; as much of this machinery has comparable quality to completely new products.
Reciprocating compressors are an integral aspect of running many engineering and refining applications and thankfully, do not usually need replacement very often. If your firm does need to replace your reciprocating compressor, it is always best to look at all of your options before you make such a substantial equipment investment. You may be surprised at how much value you will discover by purchasing remanufactured compressors.
Things to Look for in a Remanufactured Compressor
Of course, as with any business purchase, it is best to walk into your transaction for remanufactured compressors with a working knowledge of what you can expect. Ask the potential supplier the following questions:
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- Are the compressors remanufactured, or are they simply “rebuilt” or “repaired and repainted”? Completely remanufactured compressors are torn down to the smallest components and actually manufactured, so they should receive a similar guarantee to a new one. Ask about the manufacturer’s engineering quality standards and what type of technology is used for the remanufacturing process.
- What is included with the remanufactured compressors? Is the quoted price for the actual unit only, or does it include the motor driver, instrumentation, control panels, heat exchangers, and other necessary equipment? If you end up having to pay the manufacturer extra for all of the auxiliary equipment, you may discover that you actually spend more for that company’s remanufactured compressors.
- How quickly can the remanufactured compressors be delivered? You should expect the delivery time for these remanufactured products to be significantly less than new compressors. Manufactures who state that it will take longer to fill these types of orders should be closely examined.
Lone Star Compressor has been supplying our customers with new and remanufactured reciprocating compressors for almost 30 years. We know that this equipment is a vital part of your company’s applications, and we will work hard to fit our products to meet your specifications. Call us today at 713-947-9975 and let us show you how remanufactured compressors can save your company time and money.