News Archive

June 17, 2011

Cylinder Protection on the High Seas

Cylinder Protection on the High Seas

 

User/Company:  WesternGeco

Machine:  Multi-component Seismic Technology Vessel

Application:  Tow Point Ram cylinders

 

In August of 2008, one of WesternGeco’s chief mechanics, Michael Braunlein, contacted us regarding an application for one of their vessels.  It seemed the salty sea air was pitting their tow point ram cylinders and damaging the seals.  Using our standard ballistic nylon material, Fluid Control Services designed and manufactured a custom "Seal Saver" to take care of the problem.  Installing the "Seal Saver" protective cylinder cover not only allows WesternGeco to enjoy extended cylinder life with less downtime, it also minimizes the potential for hazardous oil leaks and prevents the intrusion of contaminants into their hydraulic system, which will help prolong the life of the ship’s valves and pumps. 

 

THE "SEAL SAVER" PROTECTIVE CYLINDER COVER

TAKING PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TO A NEW LEVEL

 

For more information on this or any other "Seal Saver" application, please contact:

Fluid Control Services, Inc.

Phone:  770.509.5833 or 800.683.5189

Fax:  770.509.5832

E-mail:  info@sealsaver.com