Lubritech Perú has successfully completed a Service of reservoir cleaning and lubricant Filtration in TG-01 in a Thermal Power Plant in Perú. More than 3,000 Gallons were extracted from the reservoir, filtered, and added to the reservoir after cleaning. In the attached pictures, dirty is observed in the reservoir prior to cleaning.

When an ISO Code of 16/14/10 (NAS 5) was reached, the job was completed.

Under this cleanliness level start up of the turbine is safer and operation is reliable, according to recommended by ASTM D-4378.

For this job we had 3 lubrication technicians, a 50 GPM filtration unit with β3 higher than 1,000.

Even during January, the team performed a Filtration to an Elliot turbo compressor in a Refinery to reach an ISO Code of 16/14/12. All the process was according to ASTM 6439-99, and we used a 20 GPM equipment with β3 higher than 1,000.

We would like to thanks to our team in Peru, and we go for more!

Grupo Sicelub Lubritech has been working in Renewables Energy since some years ago. We have performed services in Wind Turbines in Argentina and Brazil, and now, we continue working with Steam Turbines in Concentrated Solar Power Plant Industry. We have just finalized a service in Spain.

Solar Energy can be generated by two different processes. You probably are more familiar with photovoltaic cells, where energy from sun is directly converted into an electrical current.

There are other plants, called Concentrated Solar Plants (CSP) where Energy from sun is used to Heat up a fluid (hot oil) that is used to generate steam and move a steam turbine. This is the case of our recent service in Spain. We performed a filtration Service to a lubricating oil system of more of 6,000 Gallons of Oil in a very important Plant in Andalucía, Spain. The job was in a Nuovo Pignone Steam Turbine of 50 Mw.

The Service started when we drained the oil to an external tank, performed filtration until reach a lower ISO 4406 Code. We cleaned the oil reservoir and filled with filtered oil. Then, when oil started to circulate by the entire system, we continued with the filtration until reach ISO 16/14/12.

Using this procedure, we secured a safe start up of the turbine, and more reliable operation until the next turnaround, according to best practices recommended by ASTM D-4378.

On this jow, we had 2 field technicians, a filtration skid of 80 GPM using filter elements 34” length.

We also applied a high standard safety procedure to enter in the confined space, gas detector, fans for having fresh air. Beyond technical knowledge in lubrication, we are also specialist in Safety and Environmental.

We would like to thank to our Customer and our team for their commitment. We share some pictures, and if you want to have additional information, please reach us at www.sicelub.com; send an email to info@sicelub.com; or write a WhatsApp message to +34 616 54 70 86.

 

In last months, our Company in Spain, Sicelub Ibérico, has performed several high velocity flushing services in different rotating equipment in a very important Refinery in Spain. Historically, we haven’t performed services in that Refinery because logistic conditions that increased our cost. During 2022, we put actions in place to improve these conditions and being more competitive. We have hired high qualified technician there and optimized our freight costs.

 

We have performed services in centrifugal compressor, air compressor and reciprocating compressor.

 

  • Centrifugal Compressor in Lubricants Plant. The system had high cleanliness and particles, we started with ISO Codeo f 22/21/17 and just in 26 hours of Flushing we were able to get ISO 16/14/11.

 

  • Air Compressor in Auxiliary Services Plant. This system was in a maintenance tournaround and a flushing was performed. We used Re > 000 and performed the cleaning just in 12 hours, decreasing the ISO Code from 23/22/16 down to 16/15/12. We also performed Flushing in the coolers.

 

  • Reciprocating Compressor in Coker Unit. The system had problems related to metals, and during the Flushing we improved from 23/22/21 down to 15/13/9, in les of 24 hours, including cleaning of coolers.

 

Since we were present in the refinery, we were able to sampling critical equipment and provide good information to our customer for their predictive maintenance agenda.

 

Commercial Management was performed by José Julián Gómez, and Operative Job oversaw by Aitor García, with our field technicians Javier Villar and Stan Ursaki. Our administrative and EHS staff supported the team in the field.

 

We would like to say thanks to our customer and recognize the job of our team. You can see some pictures below!

Our Company, Lubritech Perú participated in the 22nd Conference of Engineering in Maintenance between Nov 17th and 19th in Lima, Peru. During this event, Lubritech Peru had a booth for introducing their solutions to the customers, and presented two interesting technical topics. A lot of attendants were present in the Conference and in our presentations.

Friday, Nov 18th, Mr. Cristian Schmid presented the topic “Varnish in Lubricating and Control Systems in Turbines” and Saturday Nov 19th, Mr. Roberto Romero presented the topic “Introduction to Oil Mist Lubrication”.

Both topics were very interesting for the attendants. Oil Mist started with its application in Peruvian Market recently with excellent results in Refineries, and varnish is a topic with high interest nowadays. The customers were looking for preventing and removing varnish techniques.

Our team in Perú was María Teresa, Marcos Meza, José Alejandro Zavala, Carlos Arévalo, Luis Yovera, Roberto Romero y Cristián Schmid.

We would like to say thanks to our employees customers and specially to IPEMAN for this opportunity to participate in this event.

We share with you some pictures and videos of this event!

In October, Sicelub Iberico in Spain had the visit of Roberto Romero, Manager for Perú and Argentina, and Cristián Schmid, General Manager of Sicelub Lubritech Group. During this period, they had high level meetings with customers of Spain and Perú, they visited a very important Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company with projects worldwide to analyze potential collaborations in Oil Mist Projects, High Velocity Oil Flushing Services and Oil Purification for Turbomachinery.

They also had internal meetings with the Sicelub Ibérico team and visit the local delegations in Spain.

Sicelub Ibérico operates in Spain, and perform services in Portugal in Italy. We started 20 years ago, and we have installed more than 120 oil mist systems (more than 2.500 pumps lubricated with oil mist); supplied more than 30 Thermojet and ISOPur Oil Purifiers, and performed more than 300 High Velocity Oil Flushing. Most of the biggest projects at the same time from 2017.

We currently have presence with Delegations in Cartagena, Vizcaya, Tarragona and Puertollano.

We highlight that 2022 was a very important year, where our customers performed some delayed projects due to the pandemic, and we have been able to continue growing reaching the target in Safety, Quality and Environment. We had our first audit process and renewed our ISO Certificates.

We would like to say thanks to our customers, employees, suppliers and we expect to continue offering our value proposition under the highest Standards of Ethics and Conduct!

Lubritech Argentina had just completed an important job in a Power Plant in Vaca Muerta, Neuquén, Argentina. We performed a Varnish Removal Flushing Service in a Gas Turbine, model LMS-100, with more than 7,000 Gallons, ISO VG 32 Turbine Oil, 5 years and MPC close to 30.

 

Our Project lead was Andrés Yamín, and our Flushing Technician was Josué Buozi. They had local manpower support. When the Turnaround started, we added 350 Gallons of surface cleaner product using our Thermojet Oil Purifier. We started circulation, heating the oil, and MPC grew up to 39, which indicates that the product is getting dissolved the varnish from the system.

 

After 24 hours of circulation, we drained the oil, and performed tank cleaning. The tanks was impregned with an orange lay. After the cleaning, we added flushing oil, just to remove any presence of product (according to ASTM D-6439), and MPC started in 30 and finished in 13.

 

Finally, we added the operation new oil, and kept Thermojet Oil Purifier with a High Filtration Skid to improve oil characteristic. MPC was 6, and ISO Code improved from 21/19/17 down to 15/14/11.

 

We would like to say thanks for customer confidence, thanks to our suppliers, and thanks to our local technicians for performing the job with high quality and safety.

 

We share some pictures of our job.

Our Company, Lubritech do Brasil, performed a lunch and learn event in October in a Chemical Plant in Brasil.

 

We introduced our technology and services focused on inccreasing Reliability and Availability of rotating equipment. We included the following topics:

 

  • High Velocity Oil Flushing.
  • Varnish Removal Flushing
  • Thermojet Oil Purifier.
  • ISOPur Oil Purifier. Balanced Charge Agglomeration.
  • Oil Mist Lubrication System for improving MTBF in centrifugal pumps.

 

We would like to thanks to Ricardo Bispo and Valdinei Silvia for performing the training and we hope to continue working with this Customer. Any doubt or comment, please, email us info@sicelub.com

 

We share some pictures.

Lubritech Argentina has just performed a big flushing service during a turnaround in an Ethylene Plant in Argentina. We would like to highlight that all Sicelub Lubritech Group has a big background on this kind of rotating equipment, we have performed similar services in Spain, Brazil and Argentina.

 

We were awarded after an open tender process, where we were the Company that was able to propose the best schedule for flushing service, at a lower cost, and with the best safety conditions.

 

We performed High Velocity Oil Flushing to all lubricating and hydraulic systems of the rotating equipment.

 

The flushing job was scheduled by our customer in 60 days, but we were able to complete the job in 45 days. We had high flow pumps (500 GPM), we applied pneumatic vibration and heated the oil up to 60 °C.

 

Our team was formed by 7 field technicians, 1 EHS and 1 Project Leader (Martín Videla). We worked in two shifts, to reach the lower time for performing the service.

 

We would like to say thanks to our Customer and our Staff in Lubritech Argentina. Not just to the personnel in the field, but also to the Staff that supported commercially and administrative from head offices in La Plata. We would like to share some pictures with you!

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!