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Case Studies

Detailed below are some application stories based on recent projects.

Improving ED cycles and safety on reciprocating compressors

Improving ED cycles and safety on reciprocating compressors

Three North Sea floating platforms faced closure due to gas leaks on reciprocating compressors. Could PPE keep the platforms open with the correct choice of sealing material and geometry?

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Critical oil and gas seals made, tested and delivered in four hours

Critical oil and gas seals made, tested and delivered in four hours

A blue chip oil and gas company urgently required O-rings, PTFE ball seats and PEEK wear seats for high temperature valves on an offshore platform.

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Increasing uptime on pharmaceutical filling and packaging lines

Increasing uptime on pharmaceutical filling and packaging lines

A global leader in pharmaceutical research and manufacture undertook a review of sealing on equipment using on a single Topicals filling and packaging line. PPE consulted on this review, proposing several operational improvements.

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German dairy deploys Detectaseal to improve hygienic processing

German dairy deploys Detectaseal to improve hygienic processing

Concerned about the risk of rubber seal contamination, a dairy in Germany has replaced its NBR elastomer seals in stainless steel pipework connections with Detectaseal® metal detectable seals.

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Perlast seal extends life of vacuum discharge ball segment valve

Perlast seal extends life of vacuum discharge ball segment valve

Customers experiencing low seal lifetimes with EPDM materials on discharge ball valves are finding the chemical resistance of Perlast® offers an excellent alternative.

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Rapid response on Sikorsky Black Hawk components

Rapid response on Sikorsky Black Hawk components

PPE designed, manufactured and tested a selection of seals for the iconic Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, providing a more cost-effective and timely alternative.

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Innovative micro seal kits for lab equipment

Innovative micro seal kits for lab equipment

PPE has developed a micro seal production technique which replaces individual seal elements with a web of seals, each linked by an ultra-thin membrane.

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Composite piston seals deliver 4.5 times better maintenance cycles

Composite piston seals deliver 4.5 times better maintenance cycles

A new approach to the design of piston seals in a food process application resulted in a large improvement in the reliability of the component, and the efficiency of the process line.

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High-low temp capability for jet engine seals

High-low temp capability for jet engine seals

O-rings used in transmission system provide safety critical seals with both high and low temperature capability in jet engine.

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PPE extends ED cycles and improves safety for high pressure compressors

PPE extends ED cycles and improves safety for high pressure compressors

HSE closure of three platforms due to gas leaks caused by OEM seal failure averted by switching to PPE's EnDura L-seals.

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Low temp seals for semicon solvent storage tank

Low temp seals for semicon solvent storage tank

High purity FFKM seals used on outdoor solvent storage tanks meet low temperature requirements.

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Rapid redesign of compressor seals for North Sea platform

Rapid redesign of compressor seals for North Sea platform

Failed cord seal on gas platform is replaced with EnDura O-ring saving £1000s in lost production and increasing seal life performance.

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Red Spider goes deep with EnDura® ED resistant seals

Red Spider goes deep with EnDura® ED resistant seals

Hydraulic RED is first to achieve ISO14310 V1 with EnDura O-ring seals

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Authentic seal spec protects against poor performance

Authentic seal spec protects against poor performance

Oil leak in hose assembly leads to concerns about OEM seal spec. O-rings replaced and standardized with EnDura V91A for all valves on topside.

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Cost savings for SECC stab connectors

Cost savings for SECC stab connectors

PPE provides critical low temperature FFKM seals that ensure safety and environmental protection for disconnect valves in breakaway connectors.

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