Petrochemical plants can increase profits with component upgrades from Boulden. You can improve centrifugal compressor efficiency by replacing stationary aluminum labyrinth seals with engineered composite labyrinths, which can run with a significantly tighter clearance. Ethylene crackers can use these components to improve compressor efficiency and throughput in charge gas, ethylene refrigeration, and propylene refrigeration compressor trains.
Boulden also designs, manufactures, and repairs custom engineered bearings. For machines where tilt-pad bearings are running hot or experiencing wear, we can supply drop-in replacement bearings to reduce operating temperature, increase load capacity, and reduce wear. We can design and manufacture custom oil housing seals to eliminate oil leaks. We can also help you assemble custom spare parts kit boxes for your critical machines to make turnaround planning easier.
With our material solutions, ethylene charge pumps and utility pumps like boiler feed can be upgraded for improved reliability and efficiency. We have a range of composite materials and diamond bearings which can be used for agitator or reactor steady bearings, dramatically increasing the life of these components. We even have solutions for wastewater and chemical sumps, and our materials can be considered for nearly any kind of product lubricated or non-lubricated bearing or bushing in your plant.