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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

by Swagelok Northern California

by Paul Lesnau, on 3/31/20 8:45 AM

Energy management and greater efficiency are goals of every petrochem refinery, and it’s especially salient in California. With pumps being one of the biggest consumers of energy, any effort to …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesMission CriticalSeal Support Systems

by Paul Lesnau, on 3/26/20 8:45 AM

From the moment a pump is first installed, it begins its progression toward eventual failure. Tight connections, perfect alignment, and well-lubricated bearings are continually subjected to vibration, heat, and stress …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesMission CriticalSeal Support Systems

by Paul Lesnau, on 3/24/20 8:45 AM

Based on numbers alone, the motors and pumps critical to petrochemical plant operations present some of the biggest risks to operations when one of these assets fails. Two of the …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesMission CriticalSeal Support Systems

by Paul Lesnau, on 3/19/20 8:45 AM

In a recent conversation with reliability engineers at a Concord, CA petrochem plant, they voiced the frustrations of unplanned downtime. Whether it’s five minutes or five days, their time goes …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesSeal Support Systems

by Morgan Zealear, on 3/17/20 8:45 AM

Achieving closed-loop sampling quality control across the variety of sampling needs in a Northern California refinery is a multi-dimensional challenge. It doesn’t just involve a detailed understanding of the specific …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesGrab Sample Systems

by Jeff Hopkins, on 3/12/20 8:45 AM

Ensuring safety compliance during grab sampling is mission-critical to smooth petrochemical plant operations. But plants in the California Bay Area face particular challenges when it comes to meeting health, safety, …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesGrab Sample Systems

by Paul Lesnau, on 3/10/20 2:13 PM

Keeping thousands of pumps in San Francisco Bay Area refineries running 24/7/365 requires a well-planned and well-executed maintenance strategy. Unplanned failures may have ramifications for safety, budget, and compliance—especially with …

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Topics:Assembly ServicesSeal Support Systems

by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/28/20 8:30 AM

Designed to save you time At one of Swagelok Northern California's three Bay Area facilities, several thousand square feet is now dedicated to our Tube Bending Cell. We've just posted …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/20/20 8:45 AM

With Swagelok's help, Hoerbiger brings old compressor engines up to modern standards "It was a game-changer for us.... How Swagelok pulls it off I do not know." - From Hans …

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Topics:Case StudyAssembly Services

by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/12/20 9:00 AM

Pick the right hose and you won't worry about your fluid system getting zapped "In fluid systems, static discharge can spell disaster." - From 3 Causes of Static Discharge Disasters …

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Topics:HosesBest Practices

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