An Eimix® mechanical sludge mixer for a wastewater treatment plant had repeated bearing failure due to poor bearing sealing, water contamination of the bearing housing, and subsequent grease washout.
Goal: Avoid costs for a total rebuild
Equipment rental (crane): $ 3,000
4 men x 10 days: $20,000
Shaft and bearings: $ 6,000
Current Cost: $29,000