The Dry Gas Seal Control System is designed to provide the following features:
Gas from either compressor’s discharge or from an alternate source passes through the filters, to be regulated at pressure slightly higher than the compressor suction/ balance line pressure. This clean & dry gas is then directed to the seals.
Since the seals mating rings rotate with shaft, small amount of gas are pumped inward between the faces. A sealing dam restricts gas flow providing a pressure rise in the outer portion of the faces. This creates a small gap between the faces that keeps them separated to prevent any wear. A small amount of gas pass through the faces and is directed to the control panel where instruments monitor seal performance and provide measurements about the seals operation based on this leakage flow and pressure.
Appropriate action should be taken in regards to the control panel measurements to maintain the equipment’s safe operation.
The control panel designed to control & monitor of dry gas seals installed in both Drive end & Non drive end side of the compressor.
The flow of seal gas to a primary seal is controlled by either a flow control method or a differential pressure control method. The main objective of both types of control methods is to positively sweep the seal gas across the process gas labyrinth to prevent a reverse flow of process gas into the dry gas seal.
A flow-control system controls the supply of seal gas to the seals by regulating the seal gas flow through an orifice upstream of each seal. It includes a valve with a remote flow controller that compares the seal gas flow to each seal and adjusts the flow control valve to maintain a minimum 16 fps (4.9 m/s) flow velocity across the inner process labyrinth seal based on “high select reference pressure” for each seal, measured downstream of the flow orifices.
Seal gas entering the primary seal area must be clean and dry (99.98% free of entrained liquid particles 3 microns and larger) and should be filtered to at least 10 micron solid particles. In addition, at least 36°R (20°K) dew point margin (superheat) is essential throughout the dry gas seal system. To ascertain this margin, a phase map computer simulation of the dry gas seal system from the primary seal gas supply point to the primary vent must be carried out to evaluate any potential for seal gas condensation. The temperature of the seal gas must be measured at the point of seal gas entry to the seal, not at the source of seal gas supply.
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Dry Gas Seals have the advantage of very long life and high reliability; however this reliability totally depends on the cleanliness, dryness and quality of gas that is delivered to the inboard cavities around the Dry Gas Seals.
The function of protection of the Dry Gas Seal by way of conditioned gas is carried out by the Gas Conditioning System which is often referred to as the Gas Conditioning Unit (GCU).View Catalog
At most of Dry Gas Seal operation, the existing DGS Control Systems could not function properly due to the changes in gas composition, serious problems are emerging due to its limitations with the existing control systems, hence an upgrade to GCU capability is vital.
The greatest concern is that recent gas composition has indicated the gas is becoming wetter which may lead to liquid contamination of the Dry Gas Seal and ultimately seal failure. The changes in gas composition were not predicted or planned for in the original GCU design meaning there is no possibility that the existing system will manage these changes in gas composition.
The absolute minimum vital requirements that the GCU upgrade most include are:
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