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by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 12:10 PM

Bitumen produced from oil sands, largely by SAGD (Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage), is the largest component of Alberta’s oil and gas production, and these operations are set to continue to provide …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSAGD

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Sep 30, 2021 @ 10:09 AM

Fugitive emissions—the unintentional leaks of vapours or gases (typically methane) from pressurized equipment into the atmosphere—have been the focus of increasingly strict standards and regulations in Alberta. In addition to …

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Topics:ValvesField Advisory Services

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Sep 16, 2021 @ 14:09 PM

In SAGD processes, steam is injected downhole to heat bitumen, allowing it to flow to the surface. The steam returns to the surface as an oil/water mixture, which must be …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

by Thomas Webster, on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Centrifugal pumps at chemical plants and refineries rely on mechanical seals to prevent fluid from escaping. Every seal connection is a potential leak point, and leaks can lead to fugitive …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Sep 09, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Alberta oil and gas operations have started to become more aware of fugitive emissions—the unintended leaks of vapours or gases, typically methane, from pressurized equipment into the atmosphere. Fugitive emissions …

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Topics:Field Advisory Services

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Sep 02, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Fugitive emissions are unintentional leaks of vapours or gases, typically methane, from pressurized equipment into the atmosphere. Oil and gas facilities have numerous potential sources of fugitive emissions, but valves …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesRefineries

by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Aug 31, 2021 @ 16:08 PM

Petrochemical refineries in Northern Alberta rely on seal support systems to keep pumps working efficiently and safely and to prevent leaks. A seal support system leak, whether slow or catastrophic, …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSAGD

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 09:08 AM

Mechanical seal failures are the most common cause of pump downtime and failure, so mechanical seals and seal support systems must be very carefully designed with components and options selected …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Aug 24, 2021 @ 11:08 AM

Mechanical seals keep pumps from leaking by containing pressure while protecting the seal faces from the friction of the rotating pump shaft. The seal support system allows this to happen …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSAGD

by Tristian McCallion, on Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 13:08 PM

Northern Alberta refineries depend on seal support systems for safe and efficient pump operation. API 682 defines a multitude of seal flush plans and their use cases—but even when you …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

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