Manufacturing Plates Only Lasting A Few Weeks

A local concrete manufacturer came to us with a wear problem on their plates which are used to screen up to 300 tons per hour of raw product to size during the manufacturing process. The plates were only lasting a few weeks so they contacted Horner Coatings. Fan and Fabrication fabricated a new plate then it was sent back to us to be grit blasted and we bond coated the raw metal with an iron aluminum alloy which is made to go down coarse. This gives the wear material a better surface to bond with. Loctite 7332 and 7227 were the [...]

Manufacturing Plates Only Lasting A Few Weeks2023-06-07T10:26:47-04:00

Horner Coatings Saves Customer $75,000!

The process Horner Industrial uses on pumps and pump parts maintains efficiency longer than not coating a pump and it extends the life of the equipment five-fold. It’s also less expensive, in most cases, than purchasing a new part. The pictures on the right are an example of a job we recently had in house. All the parts are 48” multi-stage pump parts, (this company only shipped us the parts). The first picture is a before picture of the suction bell, the second picture is the restored suction bell with our ceramic coating process and sprayed bronze on the wear ring. [...]

Horner Coatings Saves Customer $75,000!2022-01-26T22:26:12-05:00

Environmental Gas Company Repair

An Environmental facility on the southside of Indianapolis draws gases off the large Landfill next door. They then filter, clean and dry the gas and then sells they turn around and sell the flammable gas to Utility companies. Our first call came in to help them with a pilot bearing replacement in the bottom of a tank that holds a mixer blade in place that mixes a solution that scrubs the methane gas to make it cleaner before it is sent to their customer as fuel. Horner’s Field Service Technicians on site discovered a lot of problems going on. The pilot [...]

Environmental Gas Company Repair2021-02-18T18:47:10-05:00

Motor Steel Bases at Pumping Station

We were called to a very rural pumping station in Kentucky. We had to remove two motors from there for repair. When those motors were removed, there were some real issues discovered with the steel bases they were mounted on. One was over filled with grout, and actually bedded the motor into the grout. The grout had actually flown up in between the fins on the bottom of the motor. The correction of this may be a future article, but without correction, this motor will never be able to be moved for alignment! The point of this article is to discuss [...]

Motor Steel Bases at Pumping Station2020-03-06T14:28:18-05:00

Total Restoration of Wastewater Pump Impeller Using Horner’s ThermalLoct Process

The pictures shown are from a recent job that was just completed for one of Horner’s customers. The impeller in the pictures is part of a sewage pump that had been in use for years and was removed from service when it finally failed. Picture #1 shows the 16” impeller in it’s “as received” condition, (cleaned of course). As you can see, the wear ring was broken completely off of the impeller, which is what caused the failure. What you can’t see is that the metal on the impeller is so thin you could poke a screwdriver through it in some [...]

Total Restoration of Wastewater Pump Impeller Using Horner’s ThermalLoct Process2020-03-05T18:36:19-05:00

Horner/Peerless Pump Partnership

Horner Industrial Group is proud to announce the prestigious recognition of being appointed as an Approved Service Provider, by Peerless Pump, Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement became effective on January 23rd, 2020 and is assigned to Horner Industrial’s 940 S. West Street facility. As a result of this appointment, Horner is now authorized by Peerless Pump to provide Factory Warranty and after-market repairs on all pumps currently and previously manufactured by Peerless Pump. The agreement also allows Horner the opportunity to provide new, factory certified replacement parts as well as the opportunity to re-certify a Peerless Pump once the repair has been [...]

Horner/Peerless Pump Partnership2020-03-05T18:49:53-05:00

Preventative Maintenance and Repair: Industrial Coatings

Before After               Preventative maintenance is vital to extending the service life of just about anything we use. A little bit of time here and there can save the headaches and cost of being down for a major repair. There is one thing though that even the best maintenance plan can’t prevent. Eventually parts do wear out, especially those in high friction environments. Not all wear is preventable but it can be slowed down. One of the most common questions we get asked over here at coatings is “Can you make [...]

Preventative Maintenance and Repair: Industrial Coatings2020-03-06T20:35:29-05:00

60 HP Integral Vertical Pump Motor (Water Cooled) Assembly

A Louisville customer recently brought in a 60 hp integral vertical motor pump assembly where the motor was water-cooled. The circulation tubes running through the stator had clogged with lime buildup causing the motor to overheat which resulted in the motor windings being burned to a crisp. The customer came in to witness the teardown and to discuss options to prevent future unplanned downtime, as this had happened numerous times before. As it turns out the customer has four of these same pumps in remote locations without monitoring devices so there’s no way for them to tell when the water stops [...]

60 HP Integral Vertical Pump Motor (Water Cooled) Assembly2019-08-29T16:14:43-04:00

Pipeline Motor Base and Loctite Coatings

A Pipeline Company had a project that was going late into October due to a 1250HP 4160V motor upgrade to a more modern frame. Once the original large existing GE 2300V motor was removed from the sled base, the surface was checked for flatness and it was found to be out close to .125”. This obviously was not acceptable for a 2 pole motor that was direct coupled to a Sulzer propane pump. Matt Phelps of Horner Fan&Fab had quoted a transition base for the newer 4160V more modern frame to meet the D dim. (shaft height). The general practice for [...]

Pipeline Motor Base and Loctite Coatings2019-09-09T18:00:50-04:00

Why Thermal Spray Is Not The Same As The “Old Metal Spray”

The Coatings Department, like all our divisions, make Horner Industrial different and give us an advantage over our competitors. Many of our customers and shop employees know what metal spray is, since it has been around for awhile, but most don’t know why our Thermal Spray makes us a leader in our industry. Most believe that Thermal Spray is the “Powdered Metal Spray” process under a new name, BUT, they ARE NOT THE SAME. To help you differentiate between the two processes I’ve included pictures of the guns used to apply both, Twin Arc Thermal Spray and Powdered Metal Spray. As [...]

Why Thermal Spray Is Not The Same As The “Old Metal Spray”2019-09-18T15:37:16-04:00
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