The DiamondFaces® mechanical seal is a testimony to EagleBurgmann’s relentless efforts to provide unique sealing solutions that eliminate equipment failure due to improper maintenance.
EagleBurgmann's DiamondFaces® offers superior coating thickness, which extends the life of the seal, reduces maintenance costs, and thus, minimizes the lifecycle costs for users. The company’s use of sophisticated technologies to create an efficient product has helped it score high on reliability, even in harsh operating conditions. The DiamondFaces® mechanical seal’s extraordinary wear resistance helps it function quite efficiently even with poor lubrication.
“EagleBurgmann’s DiamondFaces® mechanical seals offer a substantially self-lubricating membrane that eliminates the failure of equipment in dry running conditions,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Deepthi Pamadiparthi. “DiamondFaces® mechanical seals provide robust coating strength in the presence of high temperature, pressure, and abrasive media, giving customers higher savings due to reduced equipment downtime.”
EagleBurgmann uses a distinctive manufacturing process to coat its DiamondFaces® mechanical seals up to 14 microns, which is significantly higher than the industry average of 2 microns. This increased coating thickness lowers the coefficient of friction, which, in turn, reduces energy consumption by more than 50 percent.
“EagleBurgmann’s revolutionary technology aids in handling multiple abrasive fluids using a single seal without affecting the life of seal,” observes Pamadiparthi. “In addition, customers derive maximum value through reduced inventory costs and have realized a pay-back period of less than a month as a result of the decrease in usage of multiple seals for handling various fluids.”
DiamondFaces® has made an impact in the oil and gas industry, one of the largest users of mechanical seals. The severe operating conditions in this vertical reduce the mean time between failure (MTBF) and mean time between repair (MTBR) of the mechanical seal to less than 6 months. This challenge compelled mechanical seal manufacturers to devise ways to lengthen the overall life of the seal.
“Through EagleBurgmann’s continuous R&D efforts, DiamondFaces® mechanical seals have improved the MTBR and process efficiency, which is highly significant in the oil and gas domain,” notes Pamadiparthi. “Customers have achieved a substantial reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) due to the significant increase in MTBR or MTBF of the seal..”
Meanwhile, customers of DiamondFaces® mechanical seals, for use in crucial cold storage applications, reported a reduction in leakage by 45 times, which is considered an industry benchmark.
Apart from manufacturing inventive products, EagleBurgmann has also taken efforts to reinforce its relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering procurement & construction (EPC) companies, with its willingness to deliver value through customer-need driven innovations. This strategy has propelled the company ahead even in the relatively mature North American mechanical seals market.
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EagleBurgmann (eagleburgmann.com) is a world leader in the manufacture of mechanical seals, supply systems, packings and expansion joints. In addition to offering a complete line of products - from standard, off-the-shelf items to highly sophisticated engineered systems - EagleBurgmann also provides a full complement of cost effective services to users of rotating equipment - including enhanced reliability services, MRO inventory management, repair and training. The company maintains manufacturing, engineering, testing facilities and service centers throughout the world. The U.S. manufacturing and testing facilities are located in Houston, with Service Centers located in Freeport and Pasadena, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Benicia, California; Bridgeport, New Jersey; Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado, and Midland, Michigan.
A world leader in the manufacture of mechanical seals, EagleBurgmann supplies standard seals and highly sophisticated engineered systems. A new dimension in sealing technology from EagleBurgmann is DiamondFaces®. The specially developed crystalline diamond coating for seal faces provides maximum process reliability, vastly extended service life and improved ROI.
It provides excellent chemical resistance and low friction, with optimal adhesion to the substrate –suitable for a wide variety of applications in diverse industries.
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