Shell has a Supplier Qualification System (SQS) which is designed to collect and store information of qualified suppliers invited to work with Shell. Lagersmit recently was invited to join this supplier system. We are proud to mention that our Liquidyne seal is now added in the section 2.3.8. Metal Bearings and Seals as a sealing solution.
The water lubricated Liquidyne seal was initially developed for heavy duty dredging pumps. To date, the Liquidyne is successfully installed in dredging pumps, cooling-water pumps, booster pumps, slurry pumps and many other applications.
Not only are we added to the list of the Shell SQS, we are already on the TAMAP (Technically Accepted Manufacturers And Products) list, published on the Shell Global rotating equipment network as Best Practice for cooling water pumps and passed for incorporation in the Shell DEP (Design Engineering Practice).
The possibility of continuously monitoring the actual state of the Liquidyne seals delivers Shell a peace of mind by enabling planned maintenance of their cooling water pumps. As a result, the stability and reliability of the pumping operation are increased considerably and maintenance costs are reduced to a minimum.
The above mentioned results of Lagersmit with its Liquidyne seal makes us a reliable partner for Shell. Securing maximum control on the cooling water supply and ensuring the best possible reliability, availability and lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of the concerning equipment.