The James Leffel & Co. can provide replacement parts for your turbine giving little regard to the vintage or the original manufacturer. For original Leffel equipment, replacement parts are made to the original design criteria. If your hydro unit is of another manufacturer, Leffel engineers incorporate their knowledge and experience with the dimensional characteristics of the existing parts. From this, manufacturing drawings and documents are created for use in the proper production of the replacement parts.
In this business, not all production criteria can be adequately set forth on the drawing. For this reason, our Project Engineers can be found quite often on the shop floor giving direction and hands-on assistance as required to assure that your replacement parts are made to the highest standard.
ON SITE INSPECTIONS
If your project is a new installation, the rehabilitation of existing or abandoned equipment or you’re just in need of some minor repairs or parts, the first and most essential step is to have an on-site inspection performed. The James Leffel & Co. can provide this crucial service by highly knowledgeable and experienced personnel at a very reasonable cost.
An on-site inspection typically will take up about one-half of a day on site. From this inspection, the inspecting engineer will prepare a written Report of Findings and Recommendations for Repairs. Upon your further request The James Leffel & Co. will provide a Price Proposal for the required replacement parts and installation services.
Today the high cost of energy makes the rehabilitation of existing hydro energy installations feasible and attractive monetarily. Particularly of the larger turbines, the major components can most likely be repaired and reused. The Leffel turbine is designed with durability in mind, which has its rewards for the owner throughout the life of an installation.
Early in the twenty-first century, some installed Leffel turbines will begin their second century of operation. This is testimonial to the their quality.