Improving Pump Reliability In Light Hydrocarbon And Condensate Service With Metal Filled Graphite Wear Parts
A number of single stage overhung and multistage horizontal pumps with a history of dry running seizure have been modified by replacing the metal stationary wear parts with metal filled graphite. After modification, the operational life of these “problem pumps” have been extended two to four times and the repair cost has been reduced by approximately one third to one half of the metal fitted pump.
Kamin, Robert P (1990). Improving Pump Reliability In Light Hydrocarbon And Condensate Service With Metal Filled Graphite Wear Parts. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from