We started recently a ney Project in a Refinery in North of Perú. The Project is for “FHigh Velocity Oil Flushing in Steam Turbine GE-ST-20301 in Boiler B/C. It is very important to perform the cleaning of the system since this is directly related with the probability of having a non expected failure at Start of Operation of new Equipment.

The contract was awarded to Lubritech Perú Company. We performed movilization of equipment, hoses, flanges, bypasses, filtration equipment of 100 GPM, stainless steel filter housing, mesh filtration, etc.

We want to say thanks to our customers and our operational team for the opportunity of collaboration on this important Commissioning Project.

Sicelub Ibérico is performing a long-term lubrication contract in a Chemical Plant in Spain. The PADELI contract is focused on performing routine lubrication task, but with the focus on continuous improvement, using technology and specialized technicians. We know that best practices of lubrication improve reliability and availability of rotating equipment.

In the latest weeks, we performed grease lubrication using ultrasonic guns. This is a great improvement compared with manual lubrication or just “adding grease” to bearings.

On other hand, we performed MPC varnish testing in some equipment, and found high values, which indicates that varnish potential is high. Immediately, we connected an external equipment for removing varnish, and we reduced MPC from 42 down to 5, just in 2 weeks, for a reservoir of more than 1,000 Gallons.

You can find more information of our PADELI service in our web page and regarding varnish removal, Grupo Sicelub Lubritech will perform a free Webinar on September 21st.

We thank to our workforce in Spain, and we share some pictures of our job there!

Lubritech do Brasil has just completed the first stage of Turnaround Service in a big lubricating system (more than 12,000 Gallons of Oil) of a Turbo Compressor in a Chemical Plant in Brazil. We were there working more than 15 days, and we drained the oil, performed cleaning in oil reservoir, filter and fill the new charge. We reached a NAS 4 for cleanliness!

For this job, we utilized a filtration unit of 150 GPM, with two filter elements of 34” large and an Oil Purifier for removing water.

Second stage of the job, it would be focused on decreasing varnish potential in the system. For this, we will use a liquid product for improving solvency, and a Balance Charge Agglomeration Technology for removing varnish. ISOPur.

Technicians working in that Project were:

Marcos Santos, Edmilson Oliveira, Djalma Alves, Manuel Santos, Alexandre Adão Lopes and the external support of Edson Zillig in logistic.

You can see some pictures of the job.

Lubritech Argentina performed a meeting with several engineers and technicians of an important Refinery in Argentina, with the purpose of sharing technical knowledge in lubrication engineering. Focus was to review some normative topics and review practical applications during the day-by-day operation in the Plant.

Topics reviewed were:

  • Tribology and Lubrication. Basic Concepts.
  • Oil Analysis Program for Equipment in Refineries.
  • Contamination Control Actions during Turnaround.
  • Oil Purification for Turbomachinery.
  • Revision of Normative ASTM D4378, ASDM D6439 y API 614.

 

Cristian Schmid performed this training, and it was an intense interchange of comments between all participants. You can review more technical information in https://sicelub.com/webinars/.

You can see pictures of the training.

Durant August, our company, Lubritech Perú, performed a training in lubrication applications in a very important Refinery in Peru. This training was delivered to more than 30 professionals from operation, maintenance and engineering performing their activities in this Refinery. This is just one the first training that our company will perform for sharing knowledge about:

 

  • Tribology and Lubrication.
  • Lubricants Groups I, II, III, IV and V.
  • Oil Contamination and Degradation.
  • Oil Analysis according to ASTM.
  • Oil Reclamation inTurbomachinery.
  • Filtration and Flushing during Turnaround in Refineries.
  • Conventional Lubrication.

 

Training was performed by Roberto Romero. He has more tan 30 year in background in industrial lubrication in Refineries. Focus was practical application, reviewing techcnical concepts.

This training helps to improve Reliability and Availability on rotating equipment in Refineries. You can see some pictures of the training.

Lubritech Perú has been working in 2022 with several projects in new Refinery in Perú, working with a first level Engineering and Procurement Company. We have recently completed the chemical cleaning of a Flexicocking Unit. We have generated and treated more than 2,900 m3 of effluents.

 

More than 30 technicians have worked with us in this project since 2021, achieving the high standards of quality, safety, and productivity. We continue performing projects of commissioning and start up of the Refinery for 2022-2023.

 

In the upcoming months, we will perform more high velocity oil flushing services in steam turbines from Boiler B and C.

Finally, we are acquiring more equipment for future activities in the Refinery. This better structure allow as to offer better service portfolio to all our customers in Peru.

Sicelub Iberico has completed a Service in a Turnaround in a very important Refinery in Spain. We have performed several High-Speed Flushing Services in Lubricating Systems and specially in a large hydraulic system. According to ASTM and OEM’s recommendations, it is important to achieve a high flow, and having in mind that piping is low diameter and large length, we need an equipment of high pressure (above 50 Bar) to perform the flushing!

All the services were performed in high Safety, Environmental and Quality based on Best Practices and Normative. OEM of hydraulic system was also performing maintenance Service in the Plant and recognizing that Sicelub has background and equipment for this kind of intervention in hydraulic systems.

We share two pictures. You can see a high-pressure skid for flushing in hydraulic systems and our conventional high-flow skid for flushing in lubricating systems.

We appreciate the help of all our involved collaborators during this project! If you want to know more about our Flushing services, you can get more information in https://sicelub.com/en/solutions-sicelub-lubritech-group/#tab-id-3-active or send an email to info@sicelub.com

After the pandemic, where most of our travels were put on hold, we are back! As part of our strategy to get more flushing services in Turnaround Stage, we always try to mix our technicians and get a better support! This time was in Brazil. We were requested to perform 3 High Speed Oil Flushing Services in a Refinery in North of Brazil, and we were performing another big turnaround in a South Chemical Plant in same Country, so, we had to mobilize our “International Team”.

 

With the support of two technicians from Lubritech Argentina, and another two from Lubritech Peru, we were able to perform this job in an excellent way. Customer was really impressed with our capability of put a strong team there for performing the service, and we are opening new doors for the future on this customer.

In the attached pictures you can see our Team, with technicians from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Venezuela during a lunch all together with our commercial and operational team in Brazil, and the visit of General Manager of Subsidiaries as well. A great support from Argentina and Peru to our partners in Brazil. A big job of different Staff in those countries for making this possible.

 

Different cultures, but same commitment with Safety, Quality, and Customer Satisfaction. In Sicelub, we are proud of our team!

 

 

Recently, General Manager of Sicelub Lubritech Group did a visit to some countries in Europe. After the pandemic, we have been able to travel more frequently for having presential meetings with customers and our team. On this travel we asked to our customers for feedback of our services and prepare strategic planning for next years.

We were in some customers in Refineries, Chemical Plants, EPC’s and we realized that maintenance activity and investment are increasing, with focus on improving reliability and availability of rotating equipment.

We introduced the new versions of Thermojet Oil Purifiers which are able to remove varnish, water, particles and gasses from oil in different applications.

Internal meetings were realized to review our plans on Safety, Quality, Environmental, Human Resources and Administration.

We have opened new vacancies for Technical Area. We are looking for Technicians with background in Lubrication, and Oil Mist Installation. If you want to apply, please, send your CV to info@sicelub.com.

We hope to keep the same frequency of travels to every Country where we operate, since this action add a lot of value to our customers and to our Company.

Lubritech Perú SAC, has completed successfully a very important High Speed Flushing Service in Skoda Turbine. This was in a Refinery in North of Peru. We would like to congratulate our operative, administrative team.

We continue moving forward with our projects in Peru, with high quality and safety, a commitment from Lubritech Perú SAC.

 

HIGH SPEED OIL FLUSHING IN REFINERY. LUBRICATING SYSTEM OF STEAM TURBINE SKODA TAG: GE-SP-001-A/B