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DualPac® Packing Eliminates Leakage and Saves Costs in Power Plant

A power plant had two plunger pumps pumping wastewater. The customer faced a lot of problems with leakage with their initial packing, which clearly wasn’t up to scratch. The customer faced extreme leakage and housekeeping issues as a result, and wanted another solution that would shorten the MTBR. Six rings of Chesterton DualPac® 2211 Packing were installed and after eight months, the packing was running without leaks.

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DualPac® Packing Technology Increases MTBR for Mineral Sand Plant

A mineral sand plant had a slurry pump packed with slurry packing. The packing needed to be replaced when the gland follower bottomed out, resulting in excessive leakage at the gland. Packing MTBR is typically two months. The pump was repacked with Chesterton SuperSet™ with SpiralTrac™ environmental controller, and three rings of DualPac® 2211 Packing. According to the customer, the parts were “a win for our plant.”

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Chesterton DualPac® 2211 Packing Extends Life of Pulp and Paper Equipment

A pulp and paper causticizing plant has three double-sided screw conveyors transporting very abrasive lime slurry at 50°C. The stuffing boxes were previously packed with various competitors’ packing products. Leakage usually occurred a few days after installation and the gland needed adjustment. The stuffing boxes were repacked with DualPac 2211 packing which extended packing life.

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720 CCG Delivers ‘Eggcellent’ Lubrication Performance

An egg processing facility was having an issue with load-on gears that squeezed out conventional food-grade grease. The facility wanted to reduce the dripping and contain the contamination that resulted in many rejected runs. With the application of Chesterton® 723 FG Sprasolvo™ Oil and Chesterton® 720 CCG, rejected runs occurred less-often and the plant’s efficiency in meeting its targets improved.

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720 CCG Improves Filling Line Operation and Reduced Product Loss

A food manufacturer was dealing with corrosion on a filling line transmission chain. The lubricant they were using was easily washing off with water and acidic food residue. The lack of lubrication resulted in erratic operation of the conveyor, which caused product spillage. The drive chains were cleaned with Chesterton® 723 FG Sprasolvo™ Oil and then sprayed with Chesterton® 720 CCG.

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720 CCG Improves Production Efficiency and Lowers Costs

In a food manufacturing facility, frequent sanitising washes and use of a water0based process lubricant corroded carbon steel drive chains. The facility wanted to find a solution to reduce maintenance costs, while increasing uptime and chain longevity. Chesterton recommended the new Chesterton 720 Chain, Cable, and Gear Lubricant, which enabled smooth chain operation and easy re-lubrication.

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Reconditioning of Valves in Hydropower Plant with Chesterton ARC and Hydraulic Sealing

Sliding valves are are an important part of a Hydropower Plant. Its main function is to control (i.e. allow or interrupt) water flows using a “plug”. In this plant, there was damage found on the rectangular and cylindrical housing of the equipment, caused by erosion due to turbulent fluid flow. With a combination of repairs with Chesterton ARC Products and replacements with Chesterton Hydraulic Seals, all damaged equipment was resealed and fully operational once again. The client experienced no significant loss or damage after a year and was impressed with the performance of all parts.

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Chesterton 800 GoldEnd® Tape Seals Threaded Connection Piece

The disadvantages of commodity sealing tapes are well known to industry; small pieces of tape can break off, clogging precision tolerances such as hydraulic valves, and if the connection has to be re-adjusted, it often leaks. The solution in these scenarios is the Chesterton 800 GoldEnd® Tape, a thicker and more durable tape that can withstand temperatures of -240 degrees Celsius to 260 degrees Celsius. For this customer, the Chesterton tape maintained a positive seal even under extreme pressures and conditions.

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Chesterton Seals Pneumatic System Leaks in Power Plant

Pneumatic fittings in this power plant were failing repeatedly due to low-cost, low-quality PTFE thread sealing tape. This was leading to poor process control and wasted product and repair-time due to leakage in the systems. Chesterton prides itseld on top-quality lubricants, and so they recommended a combination of their Chesterton 800 GoldEnd® Tape and Chesterton 860™ Moldable Polymer Gasketing to repair and maintain efficient system processes. 

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Chesterton Lubricant Solutions Saves Mineral Oil Processing Plant in Waste and Downtime

 A mineral oil processing plant which sealed its stainless steel heat transfer oil pipe threads with a low-density PTFE tape experienced regular leakage. The customer wanted a complete sealing solution for all threaded and flanged assemblies. Chesterton 800 GoldEnd® Tape was applied on threaded connections by Chesterton specialists, and Chesterton 860™ Moldable Polymer Gasketing (MPG) was used to eliminated oil leakage. The customer has achieved savings of over $6,500 and improved worker safety. 

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