Why sealless pumps save money
Time is money. Whether it is the time management of your people, the time taken to bring a new product to market or to progress a new project to completion, all have significant financial implications.
Whether you are the contractor or the client, reduced design and specification time, even the benefit of less HAZOPS and monitoring procedures, will contribute to faster project times. These then translate into lower costs and quicker implementation, such that a new or refurbished plant can be up and running that much faster.
Savings can be made at every stage of the project: design, engineering, procurement, installation, documentation and commissioning. Faster completion times mean less downtime and better plant utilisation.
Meanwhile, the time savings continue once the sealless pumps are up and running. Less maintenance, longer time between failures (MTBF) and more rapid return to operation, all contribute to enhanced profitability and margins.
Consider not only the initial acquisition cost but also the total life cycle costs including:
- Installation Costs
- Commissioning Costs
- Scheduled Maintenance Costs
- Unscheduled Maintenance Costs
- Lost Production
- Decommissioning and Disposal Cost
- Environmental Clean Up & Fluid Disposal
The adoption of sealless pumps can achieve the step change savings that are needed from concept to completion of your project and beyond, throughout the life of the pump.
Examples of how costs can be contained include the following:
No Seal support system
No Water or air cooling system
No Large baseplate and foundation required
No Cooling water piping
No Barrier fluid (first fill)
Less Instrument wiring and connection
Less Instrument configuration (DCS)
Less documentation for system and instrumentation
No PED for pressure vessel
Shorter SIL and HAZOP meetings
No Long lead times for seal support systems
No Repair or replacement of seals and bearings
No Replenishment of barrier fluid
No Man Hours to operate and maintain seal systems
Less Lost production during downtime
No Removal of barrier fluid from product
No Maintaining of seals on stand-by pumps