Online Lubricating and Sealing

Gugusan Dominasi offers both reactive as well as Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) packages to its clients and provides online Flushing, Lubricating and Sealing solutions on such valves.

When a Ball valve is operational in a pipeline system, foreign debris will enter the valve either at the time of installation or due to foreign contamination from in the line medium. These debris will produce tiny scratches on the polished ball surface occur where the debris wears on the ball and seat during the cycling of the valve.

In time, this reduces the valves ability to provide an adequate seal,  as these tiny scratches begin to cause minor leak paths. In fact any sealing surface subject to mechanical friction is susceptible to the damage mechanism described above

Online Lubrication And Sealing

Our Flushing Fluids help clean valve internals, and reduce operating torque. Lubrication reduces the friction between the wearing surfaces. Lubricant‐Sealants help to preserve seat sealing effectiveness, and to seal worn valves with minor leakage problems. Sealants provide an effective temporary means of creating leak‐tight seal, even on valves with severe leakage problems. Lubrication is introduced into the valve, using the seat injection fittings. Valves that do not have seat injections fittings can usually have these retrofitted.

Online Lubrication and sealing include:‐

  • Valves
  • Wellheads
  • X‐Mass Trees

Lubricating your valves gives the following operational advantages:

  • Cleans their seats of potentially damaging particles (sand / dirt / swarf / weld slag)
  • Stops debris from getting stuck between seats if administered before pigging pipeline.
  • Prevents and removes stiction (Torque to operate, reduced / less strain on stem and actuator)
  • Preserves the life of their seals, and components against mechanical and corrosion damage

Emergency Sealing your valves gives the following operational advantages:

  • Provides temporary bubble‐tight seal, even on valves with severe leakage problems
  • Has significant cost savings, when compared to alternatives
  • Saves time, with lead times for some replacement pipeline valves taking several months

The costs associated with a scheduled maintenance program including lubrication are considerably lower than a full overhaul or replacement of the valve itself. Gugusan Dominasi’s custom built high pressure, heavy duty air operated lubrication system is designed to be light and mobile, which makes it a most suitable pump for the oil and gas industry’s tougher and more inaccessible locations both onshore and off‐shore.

Valve lubrication and sealing is an essential part of an effectively managed valve maintenance program. Get in touch with Gugusan Dominasi to produce a unique Preventive Management System for your valves that will help you to optimize reliability and safety whilst minimizing cost and downtime.