Celeros Flow Technology has injected new life right into a heritage pump for a Canadian heavy oil restoration buyer, enabling them to extend manufacturing. The pump – a Mather & Platt BB5 – was greater than forty years previous and had been topic to numerous post-installation alterations.
Heavy oil deposits are extremely viscous and require the injection of excessive pressure, high temperature steam to improve fluidity and permit the oil to be pumped to the surface. In order to boost extraction on this challenge, the client needed to extend water temperatures from 90° C to 140° C. However, there have been issues that the existing pump could not have the ability to ship this requirement. Nozzle masses were a specific concern. They turned to Celeros Flow Technology model ClydeUnion Pumps, their preferred supplier of some 20 years, for help.
เกจวัดแรงดันแก๊สlpgรถยนต์ & Platt is certainly one of a quantity of heritage pump manufacturers for which Celeros Flow Technology provides full lifecycle support1. Their aftermarket engineering team 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 damaged the stuffing field and affected operational effectivity. There had also been no maintenance interventions for many years – however the pump had by no means really failed.
Says Mike Golds, Global Upgrade and Rerate Programme Manager for ClydeUnion Pumps: “It is testament to the standard of the original pump that it had continued to function in such harsh conditions and with no common maintenance over such a protracted time frame. More importantly, it gave us confidence that a thorough overhaul might obtain the specified improvement in efficiency, saving the client the fee and lost production time that can be related to sourcing and installing a new unit.”
Celeros Flow Technology overhauled the SAGD pump and performed a mechanical seal upgrade and Plan 23 seal flush to optimize pump efficiency. In addition, finite element analysis was undertaken to substantiate that the nozzle loads would withstand the desired temperature increase. As a outcome, the pump is now able to delivering steam on the greater temperatures required. The seal upgrades ensure it meets the newest specs.
Concludes Mike Golds: “We are really pleased with the end result of the SAGD pump upgrade. It has not only achieved the desired production enhance for the shopper, but additionally supplied a extra sustainable and cost-effective resolution than complete pump alternative. Using fashionable engineering and analysis, we have been in a position to give the existing pump a new lease of life and guarantee it’ll continue to carry out well for lots of extra years.”