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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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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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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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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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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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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/11/19 9:00 AM

If a seal goes down, an entire process can go down "Innovative design features make maintenance easier." - From Mechanical seal support systems help reduce costs (Video Below) Swagelok doesn't …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/14/18 8:45 PM

With our mechanical seal support systems you'll extend useful life and keep costs down "Pump shaft seals cost thousands of dollars, and a refinery might have 1,000 of them or …

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