Bellows Condenser Seal Refurbishments

Bellows Condenser Seal Refurbishments

Condenser Seal Refurbishments
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Bellows Condenser Seal Refurbishments

When replacing a GE or Westinghouse condenser seal, both time and money can be saved by refurbishing the old assembly.

The most time-saving option, of course, is to have ordered a complete new unit in advance of an outage. If that didn’t happen then a refurbishment may be your best, and only, option.

The condenser seal is removed easily from service once the cross-over piping clamp flange is unbolted and the seal fillet weld cut off. The unit is them shipped to us to replace the old metal bellows with a turn-around time in 2 weeks or less.

In contrast, the standard delivery on a completely new unit is usually 8 weeks. That lead time can be compressed but it requires a significant amount of expediting.

The manufacturing time for a new part includes machining the face of the ring that clamps to the cross-over piping flange; a step not necessary on a refurbishment.

A refurbished condenser seal will have the same life expectancy as a completely new assembly – at a better cost and delivery.

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Greg Perkins
Greg Perkins
President & General Manager

Greg Perkins has 25 years experience in the expansion joint industry. In his previous employment with Senior Flexonics Pathway, Greg Perkins held the position of CEO and General Manager for 11 years. Prior positions include project engineer, director of engineering, and business unit manager.

In addition Greg, a degreed engineer, served on both the EJMA (expansion joint manufacturers association) technical and management committee tasked with developing/updating bellows and expansion joint performance criteria. Proficient in ASME design codes. Patents include high temperature piping restraint structures for expansion joint applications.

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