Our refurbishment process is designed to ensure that the correct repairs are identified and executed to the highest standards, ensuring an extended seal life-cycle.
Book in, disassemble and decontaminate
Seals are booked on to our integrated administration system to ensure accurate scheduling, reporting and traceability throughout the refurbishment process. They are then decontaminated and carefully disassembled.
The assessment process is designed to determine which components require refurbishment. This process also determines the construction materials and requires a thorough understanding of seal construction, operation and application.
Some of our larger service centres offer a condition reporting service – a mechanical seal can often fail due to process problems. A condition report can help site maintenance personnel to pinpoint issues and improve process up-time. Reports can include photographic evidence, PMI identification, wear or damage data for key components.
Our commercial assessment takes into account the source of supply, cost and lead-time, to generate an electronic quotation.
Components requiring replacement are subjected to detailed measurement, using a combination of methods including co-ordinate measuring technology. This is subsequently assessed by an Engineering Draughtsman to produce a 3D model.
Components requiring re-manufacture are modelled using state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design. If required, Finite Element Analysis can be undertaken.
Our comprehensive investment in inventory and machinery enables manufacture and refurbishment of components from a range of materials including standard and exotic metals, plastics, PTFE and carbon.
Assembly and test
Once assembled, the refurbished seal is pressure-tested in line with corporate standards or as per specific instructions.