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John Crane launches AURA 220 gas seal

Oilfield Technology,

John Crane has introduced the release of the new AURA™ gas seal. The new technology uses a common global design and patented polymeric sealing device with active deflection control to help customers reduce operating and transaction costs.

Additionally, the performance range of the deal has been expanded, improving its performance when operating in high pressure and temperature environments. The AURA 220 gas seal operates in pressure range up to 220 bar, or 3240 psi, and a temperature range up to 200 °C, or 390 °F.

Several additional technological advances help to cut the total cost of ownership for customers:

  • Reduced leakage lowers customers’ operating costs and protects the environment.
  • Enhanced rotor design extends scheduled maintenance periods and lowers costs.
  • Optional bi-directional capability reduces spare inventory requirements.

Customers also gain access to localized technical expertise from the largest global service network in the industry – more than 230 sales and service facilities across 50 countries. Technical support and troubleshooting from service and reliability engineers is available through the global service network on the widest range of applications in the industry. In addition, the service network has broad capabilities around power transmission couplings, hydrodynamic bearings, filtration and seal support systems.

Duncan Gillis, John Crane’s President and CEO, commented: “With an established track record of reliability and supplying highly engineered critical components to our customers, we’re proud to continue building on our innovations heritage and introduce a new family of gas seals that represent the next generation of sealing technology. Our patented technology and large service footprint has put us in a unique position to continue helping our customers achieve their goals and supply energy around the world in a way that is safe and environmentally responsible”.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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