Celeros Flow Technology has injected new life into a heritage pump for a Canadian heavy oil recovery buyer, enabling them to extend production. The pump – a Mather & Platt BB5 – was more than forty years previous and had been subject to numerous post-installation alterations.
Heavy oil deposits are extremely viscous and require the injection of high strain, excessive temperature steam to improve fluidity and allow the oil to be pumped to the floor. In order to spice up extraction on this venture, the customer needed to extend water temperatures from 90° C to 140° C. However, there were concerns that the present pump may not be capable of deliver this requirement. Nozzle loads have been a specific concern. They turned to Celeros Flow Technology brand ClydeUnion Pumps, their preferred supplier of some 20 years, for help.
Mather & Platt is certainly one of several heritage pump brands for which Celeros Flow Technology offers full lifecycle support1. เกจวัดแรงดันco2 engineering group undertook an intensive examination of the quadragenarian Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) boiler feed water pump used within the heavy oil extraction process. The investigation revealed that the pump had suffered a selection of seal failures over time that had broken the stuffing field and affected operational efficiency. There had also been no maintenance interventions for many years – but the pump had by no means really failed.
Says Mike Golds, Global Upgrade and Rerate Programme Manager for ClydeUnion Pumps: “It is testomony to the quality of the original pump that it had continued to operate in such harsh conditions and with no common upkeep over such a long time frame. More importantly, it gave us confidence that a thorough overhaul could achieve the desired enchancment in performance, saving the shopper the fee and misplaced production time that can be related to sourcing and installing a new unit.”
เพรสเชอร์เกจไฮดรอลิค overhauled the SAGD pump and carried out a mechanical seal improve and Plan 23 seal flush to optimize pump performance. In addition, finite component analysis was undertaken to verify that the nozzle hundreds would withstand the desired temperature enhance. As a outcome, the pump is now able to delivering steam at the higher temperatures required. The seal upgrades guarantee it meets the most recent specifications.
Concludes Mike Golds: “We are actually happy with the result of the SAGD pump upgrade. It has not only achieved the desired production improve for the customer, but also provided a extra sustainable and cost-effective resolution than total pump replacement. Using fashionable engineering and analysis, we have been capable of give the prevailing pump a new lease of life and guarantee it’s going to continue to perform nicely for a lot of more years.”