October 2019

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In the oil and gas industry, failing to perform ongoing maintenance on equipment can have severe consequences, including reduced equipment service life, unplanned shutdowns and degraded performance.

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Large-diameter Flex-Hone tools In the oil and gas industry, failing to perform ongoing maintenance on equipment can have severe consequences, including reduced equipment service life, unplanned shutdowns and degraded performance. Ongoing maintenance is required to remove rust, corrosion and other accumulated material from the inside diameter (ID) of valves, pumps, piping, diesel engines, motors, natural gas compressors, flowmeters and large-bore equipment. Often, this maintenance work is performed in the field under harsh conditions. FIG. 1. Large-diameter Flex-Hone tool.  Brush Research Manufacturing’s large-diameter Flex-Hone tools (FIG. 1)

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