During March and April, Lubritech Perú performed a very important High Velocity Oil Flushing in Screw Compressors un a Gas Compression Unit in a Peruvian Refinery.

Due to the complexity of the job, and the short time turnaround, we performed the job with a high flow pump (600 lts/min), in order to secure a quick cleaning process in all lubrication and control systems.

All activities were performed with Safety, Efficiency and Quality.

 

Our team in the field were the technicians Marcos Mesa, Luis Yovera and Omar Milla.

In previous posts we share with you that we had signed a Frame Agreement in Brazil for performing services in the Wind Power Market. Now, we want to share information of some jobs we performed during Q1-22. We performed oil flushing to 63 Wind Towers in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. This job was managed by Valdinei Silva and Rafael Castro. We had three technicians in site, performing all the job. They are Lucas Santos Souza; Magno Lima Santos y Manuel Souza Oliveira.

During the oil Flushing, we also performed oil change, oil analysis on site, under the best practices in Safety, Quality and Environmental.

We want to share with you several pictures we got. We want to say thanks to our customer, congratulate our team and share with you this achievement.

Any further information you want to receive around Wind Tower Solutions, you can email to info@sicelub.com, and we will contact you!

During 2021, Sicelub Ibérico performed different oil purification services in an important Refinery of Spain, using a Thermojet Oil Purifier.

In one Service, main objective was to remove water from oil and in other, to remove gas entering the lubricating oil system from mechanical seals. In both cases, the Thermojet showed a high efficiency for purifying the oil, achieving saving in oil consumption, and making more reliable and available the rotating equipment, since it wasn’t necessary to perform an unplanned outage for repairs. We know that a good oil quality extends life of mechanical elements like journal bearings, valves, etc.

From environmental point of view, our customer saved more than 50,000 liters of oil in one year, which is a great impact in Sustainability.

We would like to invite you to know more about our Thermojet Oil Purifier in our web page, where you can find more info about the technology and some case studies.

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Sicelub Lubritech Group has delivered a Thermojet Oil Purifier to a very important customer in Venezuela, after several years without operations in that Country. This news makes us proud.

The Thermojet oil purifier can remove free, emulsified and dissolved water, particles and gases in different lubricating, control and sealing systems in Turbomachinery. There are more than 200 Thermojet oil purifiers operating in different countries in Iberoamerica, and this is a exclusive design of Lubrication System Company, our sister company in Reladyne.

This operation was done thanks to our exclusive representative in Venezuela, Tecflow (http://tecflowgroup.com/products/). They developed all the commercial, administrative and operative processes there.

Any need you have related with oil mist lubrication, oil purification and other applications in Venezuela, please, feel free to contact to Tecflow, o to Sicelub Lubritech Group at info@sicelub.com, where we will arrange the best way to provide an assistance together with Tecflow!

During the last week of November, Sicelub Lubritech Group participated in training on tribology and lubrication engineering.

 

In Peru, Mr. Roberto Romero arranged a technical training of more than 20 hours about best practices in lubrication in Refineries. We had more than 30 attendants, all of them engineers of refineries. We covered very interesting topics, including Oil Analysis Programs, best practices in contamination control, oil mist lubrication for centrifugal pumps and high velocity oil flushing procedures for commissioning or turnaround. The dynamic of the training was very nice, a lot of questions, answers, and comments. Main objective of the training was to share the importance of lubrication in Maintenance Program in Refineries. We shared case studies from Sicelub Lubritech Group in the last 20 years in Refineries of Latin America.

 

In Argentina, Mr. Cristian Schmid performed a presentation about “Oil lubricant film in journal bearings calculation. Practical application” during the 2021 Tribology Days arranged by the Argentinian Tribology Association. On this work, we showed the lubrication theory, some equations, but also a practical application in journal bearing of a reciprocating compressor.

 

From Sicelub Lubritech Group, we will continue sharing best practices on industrial lubrication and our knowledge for helping our customers to increase reliability and availability.

One month ago, we performed an important oil reclamation in a platform FPSO in “Bacia do Campos” in Brazil.

 

During this job, our technical team was on board for purifying 1.200 liters of lubricant, to reach the cleanliness requested by OEM in the lowest time, to guarantee a safe commissioning and start up, after a maintenance.

 

We used high filtration skids, and Thermojet Oil Purifier, to reach NAS 5 cleanliness and 100 of water content.

 

We also brought with as portable analysis equipment, to determine NAS code and water content during our service. We were able to finalize the service 2 days before than the due date, in a safe way and with high quality standards. Our customer was able to anticipate tests and startup of the equipment.

 

Lubritech do Brasil thanks to our “on board” technicians Marcos Santos e Ilmar Macedo, and all the Operation and Administrative team for their support during this job!

 

During past July and August, our team performed a great job of High Velocity Oil Flushing in 7 big equipment in a very important Refinery in Nord east of Brazil, during a Turnaround.

 

Due to the complexity and short available time, we worked in two fronts, using high flow pumps (flow from 1.900 up to 4.180 lts/min), to reach a turbulent flow in all lubricating and control systems.

 

We also performed the job in hydraulic systems. Because the small diameter of piping, we used a high-pressure pump (able to reach 200 bar); to provide a high flow.

 

All activities were performed in the available time, with Safety, Efficiency and Quality.

 

Our project lead there was Alexandre Adão, several technicians were involved in the operation (Alison Luiz, Anderson Morais, Djalma Alves, João Sousa, Leandro Araujo, Rodrigo Cardoso, Rogerio Araujo, Willians Mendes e Ilmar Macedo). Our Project Engineer (Rafael Castro) and Operation Coordinator (Valdinei Silva) were also working in the Project. All the team worked following our covid-19 protocol.

 

Lubritech do Brasil wants to say thanks all for commitment and dedication to the project.

In this new, we want to recognize our field team. They perform every day their job in different refineries and chemical plants in Spain and Latin America. Our long term lubrication contracts (https://sicelub.com/en/solutions-sicelub-lubritech-group/#tab-id-4-active) provide peace on mind to our customers.

 

On these contracts, our company is responsible for all preventive and corrective actions, but, most important, we also detect and implement different kind of improvements (technology, process, training) to increase reliability and availability for rotating equipment, through best practices in lubrication.

We have more than 500,000 hours of background in the field in the last 20 years in different plants. This background helps us to detect and solve problems quickly, since we have found that similar problems occur in similar plants, even in different refineries.

Below, you can see photos of our people in Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Spain.