Rapid redesign of compressor seals for North Sea platform

Problem

When a compressor used in transporting gas from a North Sea gas platform to onshore storage facilities failed unexpectedly, PPE were contacted and tasked with replacing the failed scarf-jointed, cord seal with a more reliable seal. 

Solution

Within 48 hours PPE’s rapid response service designed and manufactured a 1.2m diameter O-ring made from explosive decompression resistant FKM elastomer.

As a result, the new seal has provided longer production up-times and eliminated the unpredictability of using the previous jointed cord seals. 

Result

  • Saved thousands of pounds in lost production
  • Increased up-time from superior seal performance

How can we help? Contact our oil and gas sealing experts to discuss your requirements, or start a discussion online.

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