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Genuine Parts Ensure Maximum Performance for Steam Joints

Many times, knock-off steam joint parts look identical to genuine parts. Most times, knock-off steam joint parts never perform like genuine parts.

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Parts such as carbon seal rings and gaskets can have direct impact on the overall rotary joint equipment performance, machine efficiency, and operator safety. All are compromised when process equipment is not properly maintained with OEM genuine repair parts such as seal rings and gaskets. 

Using genuine parts is the only way to ensure the product quality and performance meets the original design requirements. 

The life-cycle costs of parts from companies that copy OEM machine parts is invariably much higher when the knock-off parts are made to a different quality standard as well. Even the installed cost will be higher when the parts do not fit correctly or need to be re-machined to fit the mating component parts. When buying replacement parts, don’t overlook the facts: 

  • Knock-off parts result in higher overall cost when these parts wear out faster.
  • The inferior quality of counterfeit parts results in more frequent repairs and higher downtime.
  • Written by:
    Danielle Rohrer

    Danielle Rohrer

    Director Marketing, Kadant Inc.

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