Celeros Flow Technology has injected new life right into a heritage pump for a Canadian heavy oil restoration customer, enabling them to extend manufacturing. เกจวัดแรงดันปั๊มลมpuma – a Mather & Platt BB5 – was more than forty years outdated and had been topic to numerous post-installation alterations.
Heavy oil deposits are extraordinarily viscous and require the injection of high stress, excessive temperature steam to improve fluidity and allow the oil to be pumped to the surface. In order to boost extraction on this challenge, the customer needed to extend water temperatures from 90° C to 140° C. However, there were considerations that the existing pump may not have the flexibility to deliver this requirement. Nozzle masses had been a selected concern. They turned to Celeros Flow Technology brand ClydeUnion Pumps, their most popular supplier of some 20 years, for help.
Mather & Platt is certainly one of a number of heritage pump brands for which Celeros Flow Technology presents full lifecycle support1. Their aftermarket engineering staff undertook a radical examination of the quadragenarian Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) boiler feed water pump used in the heavy oil extraction process. The investigation revealed that the pump had suffered a number of seal failures over time that had broken the stuffing field and affected operational effectivity. There had also been no upkeep interventions for decades – but the pump had by no means actually failed.
Says Mike Golds, Global Upgrade and Rerate Programme Manager for ClydeUnion Pumps: “It is testament to the quality of the original pump that it had continued to operate in such harsh circumstances and with no regular maintenance over such an extended time frame. More importantly, it gave us confidence that a thorough overhaul might achieve the specified enchancment in efficiency, saving the client the fee and lost manufacturing time that can be associated with sourcing and installing a model new unit.”
Celeros Flow Technology overhauled the SAGD pump and carried out a mechanical seal improve and Plan 23 seal flush to optimize pump efficiency. In addition, finite factor analysis was undertaken to confirm that the nozzle hundreds would withstand the desired temperature enhance. As a result, the pump is now able to delivering steam at the larger temperatures required. The seal upgrades ensure it meets the most recent specifications.
Concludes Mike Golds: “We are actually pleased with the end result of the SAGD pump improve. It has not solely achieved the desired manufacturing improve for the customer, but in addition offered a more sustainable and cost-effective solution than total pump replacement. Using fashionable engineering and evaluation, we now have been capable of give the prevailing pump a new lease of life and guarantee it’ll continue to perform well for many more years.”