Westpower Partners with AVT Reliability® in supplying Machine Sentry® Condition Monitoring Products

We are proud to partner with one the leading plant reliability and asset integrity solutions services provider, AVT Reliability®. AVT Reliability® has over 40 years of experience helping companies improve plant reliability through a full range of condition monitoring solutions, including Machine Sentry®. Machine Sentry® is web based condition monitoring tools supported by the world’s leading condition monitoring engineers.

Learn more about the Machine Sentry® condition monitoring products we are supplying here: Condition Monitoring Products

Read more about our partnership with Machine Sentry® here: Machine Sentry® Press Release

Looking to improve your asset reliability? Get in touch with one of our condition monitoring engineering experts today.

Contact us by phone, email or fill out the form below:

Phone: (780) 686-6002

Email: reliability@westpowergroup.com


COVID-19 Essential Services

To our valued Westpower Customers & Partners,

Westpower has been classified by the Canadian and Provincial Governments as an essential service provider, required to support the critical infrastructure necessary to ensure continued public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

Our service facilities will remain open to support the critical and ongoing needs for emergency machinery repairs and component manufacturing, inventoried lubrication and reliability products, and we will continue to have available expert engineering support for troubleshooting and resolving rotating equipment problems.  All sites will be supported by our full complement of expert engineering staff working at site and remotely.  New pump and mixer application engineering support will continue to be offered (and support our service businesses) by our expert team through the use of remote workplaces

Our first priority has not changed and is still to ensure the safety of all our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.  We are continuing to evolve our business practices to implement all recommendations set forth by the Canadian and Provincial health authorities, such as social distancing, self-isolation of at risk employees, and increased sanitation and hygiene measures.

We recognize that the constantly changing global COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented time for everyone. We want you to know we are committed to continuing to provide you with all the products and services you have depended on for the last twenty-seven years.

Sincerely,

DAVID GODDARD
President

Quick Response Vibration Analysis and Troubleshooting Program

In light of the global pandemic and increased restrictions to customer sites, Westpower has launched a Quick Response Remote Vibration Analysis program using the AVT Machine Sentry Condition Monitoring platform.

We understand the challenges faced in keeping critical equipment running without issues while maintaining compliance to social distancing. Understandably, this restricts third party specialists from accessing sites for data collection, assessments and troubleshooting.

With the Machine Sentry Mobile Hazardous Area Kit (Class 1 Div 1) with 4G LTE connectivity, our customers collect the data while our Reliability Engineering Services team remotely supports data collection and troubleshooting.

When the data is synced to the secured Machine Sentry cloud location our vibration and rotating equipment experts will provide detailed analysis comprehensive report with recommendations. Backed by our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, application and repair specialists your report seamlessly translates through to quickly getting to the root cause solution.

Our Quick Response Remote Analysis program offers solutions for:

  1. Vibration problems on pumps, compressors, fans, and piping
  2. Rotating equipment bad actors that are likely to cause production interruption
  3. Critical equipment they would like to remotely keep an eye on while attending to other critical tasks
  4. On-going condition monitoring of critical assets

Westpower continues to innovate with products and services to better support our customers even in challenging times. In accordance with the guidelines, this support will be conducted remotely via phone, video chat or email.

For details, please contact us via phone, email or fill out the form below:

Phone: (780) 686-6002

Email: reliability@westpowergroup.com


COVID-19 Communication

To our valued Westpower Customers & Partners,

We recognize that the constantly changing global COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented time for everyone. We want you to know we are committed to continuing to provide you with all the products and services you have depended on for the last twenty-seven years. Our mission to help you solve problems and support your business goals and initiatives will continue to be our focus. This enduring mission guides us as we closely monitor, assess, and respond to this situation.

Our first priority is to ensure the safety of all our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

The abilities of our production, service, and engineering teams to respond to customer requirements have not been impacted. Should you have any urgent delivery requirements, please contact your Westpower sales representative as soon as possible. Changing priorities at our client’s facilities may require our shifted focus to accommodate expedited deliveries and keep critical infrastructure operating – we will be in contact should any priorities begin to shift in our scheduling to ensure minimal impact. Things are changing rapidly and we want to make sure Westpower supports all our customers in the best way possible by focusing on the most urgent items first.

Some of the measures we have undertaken to keep our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers safe are as follows:

  1. Office employees who are able to work from home are doing so. This has allowed us to implement effective social distancing measures in the office to enable employees who are required on-site to support you in your daily business, to do so safely. Because we have multiple facilitates, we have also asked employees who are required to be on-site to remain in their home facility.
  2. Face-to-face meetings have been replaced with meetings held on virtual platforms such as Teams and Skype. Where face-to-face meetings are required, we have implemented social distancing guidelines and room occupancy limits.
  3. Visitors to our facilities have been limited to those classed as “business necessary” and approved by a member of the Westpower executive team. When visitors do arrive, they are required to answer a brief questionnaire prior to being allowed on-site.
  4. We have also asked our employees to limit their off-site visits to “business necessary” visits, approved by a member of the Westpower executive team. This means you may be asked to meet via a virtual platform (Teams, Skype, etc.) rather than face-to-face. In the event that a Westpower employee is required at your site we will work with you to ensure any new measures that have been implemented by your organization are followed and we all remain safe and healthy.
  5. Any employee returning from a foreign location is required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  6. Any employee experiencing flu like symptoms including cough, runny nose, fever or sore throat are required to stay at home.
  7. We have implemented additional handwashing and hygiene measures including, increased cleaning and disinfecting practices, availability of hand sanitizer in all public locations and meeting rooms, and educational posters on proper handwashing and good hygiene practices.

The above outlined measures have been put in place to keep us all fit, healthy and safe.  It will also ensure we are able to support your day to day business in this uncertain time.  Please know we are committed to providing equipment repairs, parts, reliability products and assessments, field service, new equipment purchases and troubleshooting throughout these unprecedented times.  Although we have many employees working from home, they can all be reached by phone or email should you need our help with anything.

Sincerely,

DAVID GODDARD
President

Case Study | Westpower’s Hydraulic Re-rate & Re-engineered Pumps Optimize Performance

Westpower completed a re-rate project which involved re-rating 3 spare pumps based on the client’s new pipeline process requirements. Westpower’s drop-in replacement solution required no modifications to the client’s existing system. Our solution also enabled the client to obtain peak hydraulic efficiency, reduce energy consumption and maximize the life of their equipment.

Click to read the full case study here: Re-rate & Re-engineered Pumps

Westpower’s stringent hydraulic design practices allowed for the pumps to be supplied without factory testing, drastically reducing the project lead time and cost. Contact us to learn more about how we can help lower your total cost of ownership.

Case Study | 13 Pumps Re-rated Greatly Enhancing Throughput Performance

Westpower’s innovative hydraulic engineering and project management due diligence enabled this client to successfully increase the throughput of their high temperature, insulated pipeline carrying undiluted heavy crude oil. This project involved upgrading 13 pumps on the pipeline by strategically removing, repairing and replacing shafts and impellers while minimizing any disruption to the flow.

Click to read the full case study here: Successful Re-rate of 13 Pumps

Have challenging rotating equipment that doesn’t achieve the performance you rely on? Contact our multi-disciplinary rotating equipment experts to learn more about how we can help lower your total cost of ownership.

Case Study | Municipal water treatment plant realizes operational efficiency

Westpower’s reliability team was recently awarded a 1-year condition monitoring contract with a local municipal water treatment plant to help them achieve operational efficiency.

Click to read the full case study here: Water Treatment Plant Case Study

Our Reliability Management Systems offer turn-key support for your facility and rotating equipment, creating budget certainty, reducing downtime and creating more predictable operating outcomes. Contact Westpower’s reliability experts to learn more.

Case Study | Westpower engineers hydraulic re-rate of a major US refinery’s crude charge pump

Years of reliability issues including cavitation, internal erosion and multiple broken shafts forced a major Salt Lake City refinery to take action.

The client approached Westpower to help them find a custom engineered solution to upgrade their crude charge pump because replacing the pump with a new fit-for-purpose or existing OEM solution would take over a year to procure. Through this custom solution the client was able to realize their full machinery potential and achieve more reliable operations.

Click to read the full case study here: Re-Rate Case Study

Westpower 2018 Pig Roast: Record Attendance & Funds Raised

Once again this year Westpower’s Calgary head office and fabrication shop was transformed to host our infamous Pig Roast event. With a record number of over 750 guests in attendance including employees, suppliers and clients, the Pig Roast was another great success again this year. Guests enjoyed industry networking, a wonderful dinner, fun-money casino, prizes, live entertainment and a specialty cocktail bar. Westpower also celebrated its 25th year in business and gave attendees the first glimpse into the company’s revitalized branding.

Over the years, Westpower has have raised tens of thousands of dollars for important local causes. This year, our guests helped raise $12,000 for the Shamrock Children’s Christmas Fund. Thank you to all who attended and donated.

Westpower launches refreshed brand on 25th Anniversary

Westpower, a Canadian leader in rotating equipment applications, reliability solutions and aftermarket support services, is celebrating its 25th year in business with a refreshed brand, in response to changing market conditions, and evolving employee and client demographics.

The company unveiled the refreshed brand to clients and staff on September 28, 2018 at the Pig Roast, Westpower’s annual event, in Calgary.
“We have long been the industry and innovation leader in engineered pump applications and enhancement solutions. What better occasion than our silver jubilee to celebrate the same technical expertise and quality with an inspiring and revitalized brand that is in tune with the successes of today and the possibilities of tomorrow,” said Dave Goddard, Westpower president.

Goddard views the refreshed brand as a “long-term vision” that communicates the value of partnering with Westpower.
“It will create an even more powerful customer experience that resonates throughout the lifecycle of our products, services, partnerships and relationships. Our new tagline captures it well – Realizing potential,” he said.

Myron Hildebrand, Vice President of Sales, said the refreshed brand announces to the world that Westpower offers solutions beyond just pumps.
“Our refreshed brand is built on three pillars connecting our past to the future — people, performance, and potential. It is our dynamic, innovative image ready to take on the future by building on our strong reputation,” he said.

David Goddard invites Westpower’s clients, employees, suppliers, OEM partners, and future partners to experience the relaunched refreshed brand via our social media and our newly re-branded website.
“This signals a new era for us – one that will allow us to explore new industries and opportunities to attract clients, talent and OEM partners,” he said.

About Westpower
Westpower is a leading North American rotating equipment solutions provider with services spanning industrial and engineered pumps, fabricated engineered fluid systems, reliability and lubrication products, field service and repair solutions that enhance performance. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, we have operations in Edmonton, Vancouver, Grande Prairie, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

Clients regard Westpower as a strong technical advisor of rotating equipment solutions; and a reliable and trustworthy industry partner. We investigate, understand and improve our clients’ machinery through root cause failure analysis, intelligent monitoring systems, and engineered design enhancements. Through perpetual innovation, we achieve and sustain outstanding results while holding safety as a top priority.