Case Studies


Clean gas despite fluctuating operating conditions

Frequent starts and stops are a severe test for gas-lubricated compressor seals. Installed in an Argentinean combined cycle power plant is an EagleBurgmann supply system that provides a continuous gas flow rate for the seals and adapts it to changing conditions. Since then, the operational reliability of the compressors has increased significantly.


Cruise liners with DiamondFace-coated mechanical seals

Cruise liners have to reduce their sulfur emissions in Emission-Controlled Areas (ECAs). To accomplish this, light fuel oil is used in coastal regions - with significant consequences for the ship's fuel supply.


DF-MFLWTI DiamondFace mechanical seal for refinery pumps

The TOTAL refinery at the Leuna chemicals site is one of the most state-of-the art facilities of its type in Europe. It processes around 30,000 tonnes of crude oil every day, most of which is pumped in from Russia.


DiamondFace coated mechanical seals in crude oil application

The 275 km OSVAT pipeline network carries about 55 % of the crude oil explored in Brazil. In 12 Sulzer heavy duty pumps, which maintain the fast flow of crude oil from the wells to the final destination, several wear-free mechanical seals with DiamondFace technology operate without failure and provide economic advantages for the owner.


DiamondFace-coated sliding faces in boiler feed pumps

In a nuclear power station, the requirements for mechanical seals are very high. EagleBurgmann successfully supplied a DiamondFace coated mechanical seal, type SAF(P)I for a boiler feed pump in a power plant in Southern Germany.


Gas-lubricated mechanical seals for vacuum paddle dryers

During the production process of liquid crystals (e.g. for the production of LCD screens), Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany, uses paddle dryers in order to dry the end products of high purity. Therefore, the company uses gas-lubricated mechanical seals by EagleBurgmann. 


Gas-lubricated seals in the rainforest

The supply of nitrogen for seals in compressors is particularly challenging in the Amazon region. The operator of a gas pipeline was looking for a low-maintenance yet reliable supply solution for two compressor stations in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest.


High pressure compressor seal for Tupi 4

The Lula oil field off the coast of Brazil is considered one of the largest oil discoveries in recent years. It was brought into production using FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platforms. EagleBurgmann supplied the GE compressors at the Tupi 4 floating production site with new and innovative ultra-high-pressure DGS for gas re-injection.


HSH agitator seals in PTA production

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is particularly a preliminary product used in the polyester and PET production. It is generally produced from naphtha. EagleBurgmann supplied its largest agitator seal to a PTA facility in China, and since then has become a leading manufacturer for PTA production.


Magnetic couplings for hydrocarbon pumps

In a refinery, different systems are being used, among them multistage vertical can pumps to circulate highly flammable liquid hydrocarbons. EagleBurgmann Nova Magnetics provided several magnetic couplings to hermetically seal them.


Mechanical seal for liquid sulfur

In a chemical plant in Japan, a pump is used to transport molten sulfur. Crystallized sulfur in the area of the shaft seal led to contamination and enormous maintenance costs. Since retrofitting to the EagleBurgmann SulfurAce mechanical seal the pump offers optimal availability. The working environment is clean and employees are secure from hazardous substances.

United Kingdom

Metal bellows seal in crude oil residue products

The Conoco Humber refinery in England processes up to 230,000 barrels crude oil per day. To ensure a trouble-free thermal cracking process, the refinery uses EagleBurgmann's dual metal bellow seals.


One-stop supplier for sealing technology at the Sohar refinery

The Sohar refinery was built with state of the art technology to process a mixed feedstock of crude oil and atmospheric residue. Within the scope of its TotalSealCare service, EagleBurgmann maintains an own service center to immediately cater to the needs of the customer.


RoTechBooster for pipeline compressors

With a strategic alliance between EagleBurgmann and the Alliance Pipeline, which leads from British Columbia and North Dakota to Chicago, best practice methods for maintenance and availability were to be implemented. EagleBurgmann PDGS seals are installed in the pipeline's compressor stations.


Sealing of polymer dispersion (Latex)

The handling of latex is a major engineering challenge for the mechanical seals that are used on pumps and reactors. One of the German EagleBurgmann service centers collaborates with the operator of the Marl Chemical Park, and has been supplying it with individual sealing solutions for many years.


Sealing solutions for applications compliant to TA-Luft and ATEX

TA-Luft and ATEX requirements make it necessary for operators to replace all seals used that are not conform to the standards. At Chema Prozess- and Systemtechnik in Germany, EagleBurgmann equipped steel distillation vessels with double mechanical seals in cartridge design that meet the needed legislations.

United Kingdom

Separation seal breakthrough improves UK gas grid compressor reliability

The reliability of centrifugal compressors in gas grids are of the highest social and economic importance for network operators. Compressor performance and availability are closely related to the effectiveness of sophisticated compressor shaft sealing technology. Here, EagleBurgmann developed a new sealing concept which ensures better compressor availability: the coaxial separation seal CobaSeal.


Service agreement between EagleBurgmann and TOTAL

The TOTAL refinery Mitteldeutschland GmbH, located in Spergau near Leuna, is one of Europe's most modern refineries. To ensure optimal plant availability, a perennial service contract between EagleBurgmann and the refinery was signed.


Service contract between EagleBurgmann and Shell

The Shell Rhineland refinery is the largest refinery in Germany. To significantly increase the service life of the mechanical seals that are in operation at the facility, a service contract with EagleBurgmann was signed.


SHFV mechanical seals in nuclear power plants

Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Canada provides about 20 % of Ontario's electricity needs. EagleBurgmann equipped 16 Sulzer pumps with a newly designed sealing system according to API plan 23.


Successful application of DiamondFace mechanical seals in multiphase pumps

In Germany, crude oil production amounts to 3.7 million tons per year. EagleBurgmann and a leading pump manufacturer conducted a successful field test with SGR mechanical seals.


TotalSealCare at the Unterweser nuclear power plant

In the area of services for packings and static seals for power plant technology, EagleBurgmann offers an efficient on-site seal service. At the nulcear power plant Unterweser in Germany, a TotalSealCare service team successfully conducted a planned inspection, and was also able to counteract an unexpected increase of the workload without any issues.


TotalSealCare On-Site Service

The EagleBurgmann TotalSealCare service offers a flexible and modular package for every call-out situation and meets all local requirements. The "On-Site Service" module has successfully proven its worth over many years and in a number of different industrial fields.