Guardex Stuffing Box Oil uses much less oil and saves on lost production due to down time caused by premature wear due to products such as Canola Oil and Rock Bit Drill Oil used to lubricate stuffing boxes.
Guardex Stuffing Box Oil is a specially formulated lubricant, designed as a rod and packing lubricant for both centrifugal and reciprocation action pumps and equipment. The additives in Guardex Stuffing Box Oil breaks down and controls wax and varnish build-up, while providing a superior film of lubricant on the rod surface. Guardex Stuffing Box Oil lubricates and prolongs the service period of packing and seals, while anti-corrosion additives help combat environmental corrosion such as H2S or salt water.
Guardex Stuffing Box Oil is recommended for use in all drip oilers or tank oil systems, for lubrication of pump rods and packing.
- Superior lubrication
- Eliminates wax and varnish build-up on rods
- Extends packing life
- Equally effective on reciprocating and centrifugal rods
- Combats corrosion (eg. H2S, salt water, etc.)
- Extend life of equipment
Most produced Water Injection Pumps are being Lubricated with Oil that was designed for something else such as Canola Oil and Rock Bit Drill Oil using 35-40 Drips, causing Stuffing Box Packing to wear out prematurely, which causes more down time and expense to replace the packing. Now a product has been made especially for this purpose. Guardex Stuffing Box Oil, which can be usually set to 9-12 drips. With Guardex Stuffing Box Oil you will use much less oil and you will also save on lost production due to down time caused by premature wear due to products that were never intended to be used to lubricate stuffing boxes. Please see the report from a Talisman test - Canola Oil versus Guardex Stuffing Box Oil and the accompanying graph.
Guardex Stuffing Box Oil vs Canola Oil
Comparison Graphs - Cost and Man Hours
Using Guardex Stuffing Box Oil instead of Canol Oil resulted in the savings of $20,599 over a 12 month period.
The test (see graph above) was conducted by Maurice Girard of Talisman Energy Inc., Chauvin, Alberta. The test duration was 12 months and invloved 1 National Oil Well. J275L, 2 J165M and 1 Oil Well A334. Reciprocating Plunger Pumps at 2 water injection plants in the Chauvin area. The test was to determine the total cost of Guardex's E.C.L. Stuffing Box oil versus Canola oil as a lubricant and the labour and maintenance cost associated with the use of both lubricants. Even though the Canola oil cost was half the cost Guardex's E.C.L. Stuffing Box Oil, Guardex E.C.L. Stuffing Box oil came out the clear winner with a cost saving factor of $20,599.00 in total. The graph also shows the maintenance to the pumps in man hours was 53 hours for Guardex's Stuffing Box Oil versus 117 hours for the Canola oil, which means less down time.
Talisman Energy Inc., or B.P. Canada Inc. as it was previously called, have been using Guardex Stuffing Box Oil since 1988. They have tried other lubricants but tests always indicate that Guardex's Stuffing Box Oil outperforms and saves in maintenance costs and down time.
The savings over this period of $20,599.00 is a significant reason for oil patch operators to give Guardex E.C.L. Stuffing Box Oil a try. For further information call C. "Len" Bridger at Guardex Lubes Inc. (403) 279-6470.
Maurie Girard of Talisman has compaired Guardex Stuffing Box Oil to other lubricants and always Guardex comes out the winner as the overall cost is much lower with less down time.
Guardex Stuffing Box Oil is available in 20L pails and 205L barrels.