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.
At 3.7 million tons a year, German production of crude oil covers about 3 percent of domestic demand.
The largest recoverable reserves are located in Northern Germany. Compared to other oil & gas producing regions, extraction and refining in Germany tend to be more challenging.
Colombia is the 26th largest nation in the world and the fourth largest in South America. In spite of hardship, Colombia‘s economy has grown steadily and has one of the highest growth rates in Latin America. The country is rich in natural resources, with one of its main exports being petroleum.
With the increasing gap between rising maintenance costs and limited budgets, a solution proven to be a valuable option for expansion joint repair is to refurbish existing plant equipment. For one of the world’s largest producers of ethylene and propylene oxide, refurbishment was a solution that offered maximum results at minimal cost.
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With two fourdriniers, 18 refiners and an annual paper output of approximately 118,000 tons, a paper mill located in North Mexico is one of the most important in its area. This production facility offers a wide range of different paper products like kraft packaging, bonds, industrial papers, writing and printing papers, with production based on waste pulp, bleached and unbleached sulfate pulp used as main raw materials.
The main benefit of an expansion joint refurbishment is the ability to reuse as much of the existing assembly as possible. Not only is this environmentally responsible, but this can also result in overall savings of time and money for your organization. One recent refurbishment was completed within five days. The expansion joint, for a steam application, arrived from a Missouri Power Plant on a Monday morning and was out the door on Friday afternoon that same week.
As manufacturers continue to increase production capabilities to meet customer orders, the demand for compressors with higher speeds, higher pressures, lower and higher temperatures and larger sizes is also growing. A properly functioning compressor is critical to optimal plant operation. Compressor failure can bring down an entire plant or bring production to a halt, costing a company $250,000 an hour or destroying millions of dollars of catalyst. Therefore, a reliable, well-designed dry gas seal system included with a compressor can make a difference to a plant’s bottom line.
In several industry sectors, the use of vapor compressors is increasing – mainly to replace turbo compressors due to purchase and maintenance costs. Vapor compressors are used in processes where process-related high temperature differences are required.
Expansion joints are no strangers to unexpected failure and leaks. They are commonly known to be unpredictable and typically inconvenient.
The successful operation of your plant depends on reliable equipment. Equally as important is consistently responsive service that provides value-driven in-plant services. Recently, two customers realized the benefits of EagleBurgmann EJS’s service and their dedication to do what it takes to get operations back up and running as quickly as possible.
Water hammer can occur in steam and water pipes and headers, and can be very dangerous, especially at start up. A power company located in the Southeast occasionally experienced severe water hammer in their steam generator supply pump system, causing their seals to fail repeatedly and costing $1 million per day in downtime. This plant looked to EagleBurgmann for a sealing solution due to their rugged mechanical seal designs and seal knowledge.
With the discoveries of new natural gas deposits, including shale formations, competition is intensifying for LNG supply contracts, making it imperative that LNG operators achieve the lowest delivered costs by optimizing reliability and attaining larger economies of scale.
In petrochemical processes, several blowers for material handling or pressure increases are needed. The American customer operating in the petrochemical industry has chosen a leading Midwest company as their supplier for blowers, providing the latest technology for a dust collection system within a reactor system.
The increased global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is having a significant impact on companies that both produce and supply equipment to this market, resulting in rapid advances in machine design, capacity and efficiency. In the LNG process, natural gas is converted to liquid form, making the gas easier to store and transport. When the LNG is needed for use, it is regasified and distributed as pipeline natural gas.
EagleBurgmann Provides Leak-free Sealing Solution, Receives Honorable Mention in Success Story of the Year Competition
As a leading manufacturer of mechanical seals, EagleBurgmann takes great care to offer comprehensive sealing solutions tailored specifically for its customers’ needs. In 2009, the De Dietrich 62 Series drive mixer of a major U.S. chemical company in Michigan was experiencing seal failure every six months, and they looked to EagleBurgmann for a solution.
The new 23,000 square foot headquarters facility in Houston will include space for administration, sales, manufacturing, training and testing, allowing EagleBurgmann USA to streamline their operations as well as to ensure they are able to meet increasing market demand. The training facility will be used as an industry hub for technology transfer and instruction. Freudenberg will also use it to showcase their technologies for the oil and gas market.
Depending on the application and service environment, metal bellows expansion joints can generally provide over 10 years of reliable service before needing replacement. Unfortunately, the bellows typically do not give any early warning signs before failure or developing leaks, and they can be difficult to weld repair.
EagleBurgmann is well known for high quality engineered products. These technologies and solutions have also been applied within the metal bellows product line, with strong sales in the international marketplace.
Urea, the world’s leading type of nitrogen fertilizer, is produced by high-pressure synthesis from liquid ammonia and a gas/water mixture with carbon dioxide under high pressure (up to max. 180 bar) and elevated temperatures (up to max. 446°F) in a synthesis tower. Synthetic ammonia carbamate is then produced and obtained as white granules and a finished product.
Chem-Trend, a leading global manufacturer of process chemical specialties with a main focus on high- performance mold release agents, now offers a comprehensive range of process chemicals for the packaging industry with the expansion of its Lusin® product line. Introduced to the market in 2010, these new products are NSF registered and can be used when manufacturing items subject to specific hygiene requirements, such as drink bottles, food packaging, toys, toothbrushes and household goods.
Discovering new and productive ways to increase rotating equipment reliability and plant efficiencies has become critical to success in an increasingly competitive global market place. Technology thought leadership empowers EagleBurgmann with solution centric and cost effective sealing strategies that enable industry to meet today’s challenging market conditions.
Expansion joints are flexible connections installed in piping and ducting systems to accommodate thermal expansion and/or vibration caused by changes in temperature, pressure, media and more. With more than 50 years of experience, EagleBurgmann Expansion Joint Solutions is one of the most experienced and innovative expansion joint manufacturers worldwide. As a Freudenberg company, EagleBurgmann Expansion Joint Solutions handles the design, manufacture, technical support and service of its fabric and metal expansion product line.
At EagleBurgmann, we offer a full range of service solutions to meet any challenge. Our commitment to innovative engineering, technical support and customer service clearly sets us apart from the competition.
To ensure high reliability of gas seals, a clean and dry gas at the seal is required. Gas supply systems draw product gas from a higher-pressure stage of the compressor during dynamic operation, filter the gas and use it for flushing the seal. In standstill operation of the compressor there is no gas source of higher pressure available due to the lack in flow in the machine, i.e. the seal cannot be protected from contaminated product gas.
In September 2007, a major power generation company received the order from a Chinese steel manufacturer to build the first large blast furnace gas (BFG)-fired combined-cycle power station in China.
In 2008 the power generation company supplied, among other things, two gas-turbine driven centrifugal compressor branches with EagleBurgmann gas seals in a tandem arrangement and put them successfully into service in December 2009.
At the beginning of 2009 a contract between EagleBurgmann-Middle East and a major Middle Eastern oil refining company was signed in order to upgrade recycled gas compressor oil bushing seals to EagleBurgmann gas seals in the IsoMax unit.
Due to serious concerns of repeated oil seal problems, the customer decided to upgrade the old sealing system along with the next major overhaul set for October 2009.
In December 2009, EagleBurgmann China established a new Dry Gas Seal (DGS) Service Center in the EagleBurgmann Dalian factory in order to meet local Chinese customer and market requirements.
The opening of this new facility now offers the region's customers a local dedicated center of excellence that provides a static gas seal testing and repair facility. "As a result, customers will benefit from more rapid turnaround times, improved service and local access to the wealth of specialist sealing expertise that EagleBurgmann has at its disposal" said Simon Guo, CEO of EagleBurgmann China region.
EagleBurgmann is proud to report that the first high-pressure paddle dryers went into operation in 2006 at a silica production plant.
The machines were completely redesigned to withstand the high operating pressure (up to 20 bar). The solution, developed by a German manufacturer, was a pioneering achievement. The sophisticated shaft seal was developed in close collaboration with Burgmann Industries.
There is probably no other industry that has come under such intense scrutiny as the oil refining industry. Still, there is no denying that processing crude oil into useful petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil is an important part of the world’s economy. Furthermore, the oil refining industry has made substantial changes to be more environmentally friendly both in its product line and process facilities.
EagleBurgmann has launched a new separation seal offering a proven solution to the problems of oil penetrating from a compressor bearing into an outboard gas seal, and the ingress of process gas from the outboard stage of the gas seal into the bearing cavity. EagleBurgmann carbon ring seals and the new CobaSeals are designed primarily for turbomachinery applications and between them offer a choice to meet customer requirements for separation seals.
Mechanical seals are used as shaft seals in pumps, agitators, compressors and other rotary machines handling liquid and gaseous media. The process pressures which have to be contained by the seals range from vacuum to more than 400 bar. In some cases, the chemical and thermal stability required of the mechanical seal is very high. The design of the seal and the choice of material from which it is made play a crucial role in making sure that it operates reliably for a sustained length of time under the conditions for which it was designed and for which the material was chosen.