Kaydon K-DGS retrofit improves seal efficiency and compressor performance

The oil seals on a multistage centrifugal compressor in a natural gas pipeline were not meeting performance requirements and the user felt there should be options to improve overall compressor performance. The OEM service team did not respond effectively to customer needs. Consequently, they needed a better solution. Client Challenge:- The user was looking to […]

Kaydon K-MRC retrofit improves compressor seal reliability and eliminates hazardous leakage

Existing labyrinth seals on a Fluid Cat Cracker (FCC) wet gas compressor train were proving unreliable and challenging to control. Leaking H2S was creating a hazardous environment for maintenance personnel. The refinery needed a better solution. Client Challenge:- The labyrinth seals on both LP and HP multistage centrifugal compressors were performing significantly below customer expectations […]

Rapid repair of essential feed pump back-up seals

Extensive mechanical seal face and o-ring damage linked to high ferric oxide concentrations in power station feed water was repaired within a European client’s tight cost and time expectations. Client challenge Following the failure of boiler feed water pump mechanical seals – thought to be caused by a combination of incorrect o-ring specifications from a […]

Cost-saving solution for ageing North Sea platform

Saving £450,000 by upgrading and re-using six Flowserve mechanical seals rather than moving to more costly pressurised double seal systems in the North Sea Client challenge Reduced main oil line (MOL) and MOL booster pump mechanical seal service life was increasing pump outages and costs while seriously jeopardising crude oil output from an ageing North […]