Adjusting Operations: Steel plant saves over $80,000 by switching to KZE Series pumps. A Midwestern steel plant underwent reconstruction in 2012 as a result of a corporate merger. After reconstruction, the plant had several scale pits in operation. One of which holds just 25,000 gallons of water, yet has the highest concentration of scale. While changing sizes of the in-plant scale pits, the steel plant continued operating with its original 90 HP submersible scale pumps. During reconstruction, piping was changed, which decreased the system head. The original pumps failed four times in the first year following reconstruction, due to both abrasion damage and to running out of curve which led to cavitation. Read how BJM Pumps® KZE Series high-capacity, hard metal slurry pump had zero pump failures, saved a total of $80,000 in maintenance costs, as well as greatly reduced energy usage from lower horsepower pumps.