A scientific study was undertaken to evaluate the performance, under dry running conditions, of two types of diamond coatings applied to silicon carbide faces of mechanical seals.
With relatively few exceptions, industry guidelines and standards allow an increased understanding of best practices.
SABIC has awarded AESSEAL a 5-year managed reliability contract for their mechanical seals and seal support systems at the Geleen petrochemical complex in the Netherlands.
An aging ethylene plant historically suffered from plant run length limiting compressor fouling that resulted in a loss of polytropic efficiency and intercooler backpressure buildup.
A.W. Chesterton Co., a leading industrial equipment fluid sealing specialist, has expanded its facilities north of Boston with a new state-of-the-art valve emissions testing facility, an expansive industrial training center, and an industrial equipment service location to support regional customers.
Most machines and pressure vessels are designed with safety in mind, but they can release large amounts of energy if not constructed, maintained or operated correctly.
In most process plants, it is unusual to install a pressure safety valve (PSV) to centrifugal pump and compressor discharge, but some PSVs are needed and are installed to protect the system against miscellaneous scenarios that could create overpressure in the system.
ODR, which stands for operator-driven reliability, has recently morphed into a new arrangement of letters: OPPM.
The contract, which was renewed for three years with an option to extend, covers a minimum of 80 spare turbine and compressor rotors for Petrobras refineries in Brazil.
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