Keeping Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) pipeline components operating in optimal condition is an ongoing challenge for the oil and gas industry. Rising temperatures in the liquid pumps and the resulting issues for their seals represent one such challenge.
EagleBurgmann went the extra mile to provide value-added service to a customer that experienced a catastrophic failure in their steam line.
The TOTAL refinery at the Leuna chemicals site is one of the most state-of-the art facilities of its type in Europe. It processes around 33,000 tons of crude oil every day, most of which is pumped in from Russia.
Preventing problems with mechanical seals that are used on pumps and reactors to handle polymer dispersions (latex) is a major engineering challenge. Essentially, the problem is that polymer dispersions are not thermodynamically stable, and they tend to coagulate. Polymer particles form compact agglomerations, which can quickly bring the process to a halt. EagleBurgmann has developed a sealing strategy specifically for this difficult application, offering a cost-effective, long-term solution.
As they drill deeper under the ocean floor, oil producers are asking for even more pressure to sustain the strong, steady crude flows needed to justify their huge development costs and royalties. Every bar of additional pressure counts.
The gas turbine industry is continuously developing new technology to meet the demands and requirements for greater output and reliability. Minimizing fuel costs, improving efficiency and environmental responsibility to reduce emissions are important factors.
Alliance Pipeline is a 2,300-mile line delivering rich gas from North East British Columbia, Canada and the Williston Basin in North Dakota to the Chicago market. The success of this pipeline system is dependent on low maintenance costs, high reliability, minimum fuel usage, application of best practices, direct access to manufacturers’ technology, and strategic alliances and partnerships to resolve technical issues.
The API 682 4th edition includes numerous amendments and important innovations for the procurement and operation of seal and supply systems in the oil and gas sector, as well as the petrochemical industry.
EagleBurgmann delivered what is currently the largest agitator seal, with a 19-inch shaft size (480mm), for use in a new Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) Plant in China.
The use of EagleBurgmann diamond-faced high performance seals in boiler feed water pumps for fossil and nuclear power stations has successfully solved premature wear of key components due to electrochemical corrosion, offering long service life.