Safety and emissions compliance are essential to the Oil & Gas industry. An industrial facility or refinery can face the possibility of having thousands of micro-leaks, and until recently the best practice has been to tolerate these leaks on an 'acceptable level'. To some facilities the proper seal or gasket may seem like an afterthought in the grand scheme of oil and gas production. However, anyone who has ever experienced the costly downtime associated with seal or gasket failure knows these products are as crucial to the process as their larger-scale counterparts.
The DeltaV-Seal is the sealing solution that satisfies the requirements of the Oil and Gas industry, as it is effectively gas-tight, firesafe, blowout-safe, and tolerates extreme temperature fluctuation through upstream, midstream, and downstream operations. Utilizing a smarter seal not only means superior sealing performance, it also means a client can operate without ever having to clean a flange or having to maintain it, for the entire operational lifespan of the flange connection.
Piping, flanged connections
The integrity of a pipeline is essential in the transportation and processing of oil and gas, as pressures and temperatures associated with production bring inherent danger to a facility and employees. Micro-leaks or 'fugitive emissions' no longer skate under the radar of the EPA or other national environmental protection agencies.
A pressure vessel is a closed container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. In the Oil & Gas industry, a pressure vessel is used as a recipient in which physical and chemical processes take place, (often at elevated temperatures and pressures). Leaks connected to a pressure vessel can be fatal and having the right gasket is a low insurance policy.
In crude oil refineries Heat Exchangers are used to transfer heat between two or more fluids. The fluids may be separated by a solid wall (tube) to prevent mixing. Depending on the exchanger type, may be separated or in direct contact. Sealing large air-cooled heat exchangers can be challenging, as these heat exchangers are often prone to a lot of corrosion problems, vibration, exchanger leakage, and thermal leakage problems. These challenges are eliminated through a superior sealing strength.
DeltaV-Seal™ solved permanent leakage at processing plant
After trying various gasket sealing solutions to stop the leaking flanges, the leaks were completely eliminated through the utilization of the DeltaV-Seal.
Intergas exclusively use DeltaV-Seal™
Following a highly successful test period, Intergas AS has announced that the DeltaV-Seal has been named as their exclusive seal of choice for all current and future liquefied natural gas operations.
Flare Tip leakage is too hot to handle for the competition
A North Sea Operator came to Pipeotech with a problem affecting a Flare line on their platform. This was due to the dynamic operating conditions caused by a phenomenon called internal burning. This occurs when the internal flare line stabilizes inside the flare tip, at temperatures around 400c, and cannot be driven out without a substantial increase in flaring rates. During blowdown the tip is quenched down to -50c and this rapid change in temperature provides a huge challenge for any traditional gasket to seal for a long period of time.
DeltaV-Seal™ replaces kammprofile gaskets at critical distribution facility
After a long relationship utilizing kammprofile gasket technology, Norwegian LPG distributor PrimaGaz Norge AS has decided to abandon the old kammprofile gasket design in favor of the new DeltaV-Seal gasket technology. Primagaz’s operations are based around the storage and transport of LPG gas.
DeltaV-Seal™ performs under extreme marine conditions
Importing ship-to-shore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) requires robust and efficient pipeline seals that are compliant with high environmental standards. The thermal cycling caused by the cryogenic nature of LNG, as well as the unpredictable marine environment, demands a seal that stays incredibly tight under extreme conditions in order to reduce leakage and to transfer on schedule.