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by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

The rotating equipment used in Alberta oil and gas operations relies on mechanical seals and seal support systems to prevent fluid leaks, leading to fugitive emissions, equipment damage, unplanned downtime, …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

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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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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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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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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by Tristian McCallion, on Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 12:08 PM

The term “flow assurance” has expanded from its original use to describe flow problems in offshore oil and gas operations to encompass maintaining flow from one point to another for …

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Topics:Seal SupportSAGD

by Tristian McCallion, on Thu, Aug 05, 2021 @ 09:08 AM

Mechanical seal support flush plans circulate fluid through mechanical seals to maintain adequate lubrication, pressure, temperature, and solids content in the seal chamber. The flush plan creates an optimal environment …

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Topics:Seal SupportSAGD

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 @ 11:07 AM

A flush plan is essential to maintain proper lubrication, pressure, and temperature at a mechanical seal face. When the process fluid itself is too aggressive to use as a flush …

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Topics:Custom SolutionsField Advisory ServicesSeal Support

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 09:07 AM

Alberta SAGD operations require carefully controlled fluid pressures, so mechanical seals and seal support systems are critical to their success. The climate and high-viscosity fluids in SAGD can create especially …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal SupportSAGD

by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:07 AM

As more focus has been placed on safety, reliability, and the environmental impact of pumping equipment, dual mechanical seals have become more prevalent in industries such as chemical, petrochemical, and …

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