Energised Live Loading
Valve Repacking Services
Whether unpacking valves and pumps is part of your regular maintenance programme or an unscheduled necessary response to leakage or failure, it is invariably a difficult and unpleasant task. Removing worn, dried out, carbonised and rock hard packing is strenuous and time consuming. Particularly where the removal of injected sealing compounds are concerned. The whole labour intensive process increases pressure on engineers striving to reduce downtime and costs.
Traditional methods of unpacking can often result in valve stem and stuffing box damage, leading to costly product losses and inevitable further repairs.
Energised Portable Water Jet Packing Extractor is a practical solution now available. The system uses micro bursts of a focused water jet using very high pressure to remove valve stem packing and pump packing materials of all kinds. It is especially suited for use where asbestos is known to be present as the hydration eliminates hazardous dust particles.
The equipment is designed for total safe use by a single operator and is easily transported and highly effective that the unpacking of 30 valves in a day is not uncommon. The savings in downtime and labour costs are significant. There is also peace of mind knowing that the process is entirely non-destructive to valve and pump components, leaving them in the optimum condition for resealing.
In addition to the full packing extraction and re-packing service, Energised Portable Water Jet Packing Extractor is available for hire with either a trained operator or, if you wish to use your own personnel, onsite training is available. The system can also be purchased, and is supplied with a comprehensive training and maintenance programme. This is backed by technical staff with over twenty years of specialist experience in the power, chemical and petrochemical industry.
We currently supply our service on a number of sites throughout the UK operating a two man team whilst larger shutdowns with a short duration can include managing an eight man team. A typical quantity of valve repacks range from 50 up to 300. An actual shutdown was completed with a total of over 300 valves repacked over a 21 day period.
In current times of advanced technology we should no longer be manually removing hard gland packing inevitably damaging valve stems and stuffing boxes. Water Jet Removal is the obvious solution with free no obligation surveys available at your convenience.
This research, combined with the use of only the best available materials and production methods, brings the following benefits:
• Minimum leakage – Drastically cutting maintenance costs
• Elimination of on-line leak sealing
• Automatic gland adjustment – Maintains packing pressure
• Reduction in valve stem pitting – due to corrosion inhibitors
• Improved plant efficiency
• Maximum packing life – Using calculated torque settings