Flow Process Solutions is now offering our Geegraf Energised System in partnership with Gee Graphite Ltd.
Flow and Process Solutions Ltd. was founded in May 2020. Based in the UK, the FPS team has decades of domestic and international experience in the flow control manufacturing and aftermarket sector, this experience was developed during working periods with privately owned businesses and major multi-national corporations.
The FPS team has spent many years working with, and for, major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) that have supplied key process valves into the downstream market and with our footprint in the UK and in Saudi Arabia and our experience Throughout Europe, Africa Middle East, Russia, Kazakhstan and Western Europe we are well placed to provide support to end users of valves and associated equipment.
Aftermarket support has always been a key element by end users, Engineering and Procurement Contractors (EPC’s) in selecting a critical valve supplier. FPS can fully support our partners, not only in the regions where we have a facility, but also globally with our team of highly experienced Valve and Actuator Technicians. The FPS team, are focused on customer service and satisfaction as being the main drivers of future success and to that end have built a lean model of operation, with efficient systems and processes to ensure that we can react to customer needs quickly and effectively.
FPS provides a one-stop shop for all our customers, when it comes to Valves, Actuators & Sealing Solutions. We have sourcing partners that allows us to procure both stock, and manufactured to order Valves, Actuators, Control Systems, Gaskets and Seals. In some cases a customer may need a new product modified to suit their specific needs and FPS are able to satisfy those needs in partnership with our sub-contracted Engineering and Fabrication services. Core to the FPS business is our ability to take a product that is either non-operational or due to the severe service conditions is worn or damaged and we overhaul and repair back to the original as new condition. Due to the age or changes in customer needs many of the products we work on do not meet the latest environmental specifications, our Engineered service allows us to offer upgrades that allow end users to continue using these high cost products in lieu of replacing.
The FPS-GEE Energised System is a full range of products designed to eliminate costly plant leakage problems. Each component in the Energised System is the result of our commitment and on-going research and development programme to produce the most effective products for industry. This research, combined with the use of only the best available materials and production methods, brings the following benefits:
• Minimum leakage – Drastically cutting maintenance costs
• Elimination of on-line leak sealing
• Automatic gland adjustment – Maintains packing pressure
• Reduction in valve stem pitting – due to corrosion inhibitors
• Improved plant efficiency
• Maximum packing life – Using calculated torque settings
Whether unpacking valves and pumps is a part of your regular maintenance programme or an unscheduled necessary response to leakage or failure, it is invariably a difficult and unpleasant task. Removing worn, dried out, carbonised and rock hard packing is timing consuming. Particularly where the removal of injected sealing compounds is concerned. The whole labour intensive process increases pressure on engineers striving to reduce downtime and costs.
Traditional methods of unpacking can often result in valve stem / stuffing box damage, leading to costly product losses and inevitable further repairs. Utilising the unique Energised Portable Water Jet Packing Extractor system which uses micro bursts of a focused water jet at very high pressure to remove safely remove even the hardest of valve stem packing, pump packing and flange gasketing materials of all kinds.
The equipment is designed for totally safe use by a single operator and is so portable and effective that the unpacking of 30 valves in a day is not uncommon. The savings in downtime and labour costs can be significant. There is also peace of mind in knowing that the process is entirely non-destructive to valve and pump components, leaving them in the optimum condition for resealing.
FPS-GEE Energised Flange System
Maintains clamping force under all conditions
The single disc solution to leakage which brings you these benefits:
A constant, uniform clamping force
Compensation for thermal expansion and contraction
The dampening of vibrational shock
The prevention of gasket blowouts and reaction to pressure surge
Geegraf GDS – Gland Disc Springs
Computer designed disc springs automatically adjust the gland to maintain
a constant optimum sealing pressure on the packing set.
Prevents leakage due to wear, vibration, consolidation and thermal cycling.
Geegraf ER – End Rings
Manufactured from high purity yarn, ER is a low-friction,
high-density anti-extrusion ring.
Having no fillers or binders it withstands high temperatures
in non-oxidising atmospheres with no apparent volume loss.
Geegraf DFR – Die Formed Rings
Geegraf DFR die formed inhibited graphite rings are a high purity,
low friction, self-lubricating ring manufactured from pure graphite tape.
To provide improved sealing performance DFR are engineered to an accurate
specific density for compression resistance, elasticity and retention of shape and size,
resulting in exceptional sealing performance.
Geegraf SCS – Split Carbon Sleeves
To allow the use of the optimum ring packing set, a high purity split carbon sleeve
And is used as a spacer in the bottom of the stuffing box.