Select the Right Mechanical Seals: Part 2 of 3

Contrary to our intuition, we do not have to be seal experts to select the right seal. Instead, all that’s needed is (a) asking...
corrosion coating

Stopping Corrosion on Oil and Gas In-Service Structures Part 2 of 2

For such corrosion protection, Wuhan Hengshi Engineering LLC spray applied EonCoat to thirty-eight containers that were put into service for EDC of CNOOC, covering...
Corrosion

Stopping Corrosion on Oil and Gas In-Service Structures

With oil and gas prices down by half from their recent highs, operations managers and corrosion engineers are finding that one of the best...

Advanced Gasket Formulation Helps Refrigerant Systems Keep Their Cool

In the late nineteenth century, Olin J. Garlock devised a better way to seal piston rods in steam engines. Since then sealing materials have...

Stopping Tank Corrosion in the Transportation Sector

Thousands of chemicals, petroleum products, and corrosive elements like salt water brine are transported by tanker truck, railcar, and distributors, as well as processed...

Piece by Piece

Ham Baker and Unitspark have completed the intricate installation of a penstock at a pumping station in South London in which a severely restricted...

Control and Consistency: Part 2 of 2

Last month, we discussed how the versatile GEMÜ 480 and the 490 butterfly valve series can be used for a wide range of applications—especially...

Control and Consistency: Part 1 of 2

The GEMÜ 480 and the 490 butterfly valve series are very versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications. These butterfly...

How to Respond to Mechanical Seal Leakage in a Centrifugal Pump

In order to understand centrifugal pump leakage, it’s important to first understand the basic operation of a centrifugal pump. As the flow enters through...

Tackling and Solving Your Mechanical Seal Problems

An actual pump reliability improvement issue might serve as a model for tackling sealing issues in modern refineries. You really don’t have to become...