Milwaukee Valve Corporation, a global manufacturer of flow control products, has presented EGC Enterprises with the 2016 Partner of the Year award. The award recognizes “collaborative efforts and outstanding service” for providing triple offset seals for high-pressure...read more
When Rob Garlock, our lead pressure seal design engineer, looked at the valve print he couldn’t believe his eyes. This wasn’t anything close to a typical pressure seal, which usually measures somewhere between 4 to 24 inches. This pressure seal was 45 inches in...read more
An athlete who hits more home runs or strikes out more batters is worth more, right? What we see is the performance on the field and the contract that rewards it. What we don’t see is all the hours of effort that athlete puts in behind the scenes to make that...read more
You’ve removed the valve bonnet and replaced the metal seal with a brand new, VSG pressure seal. But what about the stem packing? You’ve got to replace that too, right? Most repair guys go to their truck and get out braided packing. Then, they cut every ring by hand,...read more
When it comes to Thermafoil® high-density graphite pressure seals, we’ve just about mastered the delivery process. Over the last few years, on-time shipments have exceeded 99%. That’s phenomenal! And, we have customers who ask, how do you maintain that level of ...read more
Valves that used to cycle once or twice a year now cycle multiple times a day. High-cycle activity is not good for metal pressure seals. They wear-out, leak or gall and could become one with the valve. It can do major damage to the bonnet cavity and removal can...read more
About 25 years ago, we engineered the first of many graphite pressure seals for nuclear service. The US Navy felt that the silver-coated metal seals they had been using were far too heavy. And, and the silver coating, which provided a secure seal on imperfect valve...read more
A valve was over-pressurized in a west coast nuclear power plant. It led to an extreme condition called out-of-round in the pressure seal cavity. They called the manufacturer but there was no way to machine the cavity back to accepting a metal seal. And, it would...read more
1. It’s the perfect replacement for any metal seal. Thermafoil® flexible graphite is the perfect direct-replacement for any metal pressure seal. With our proprietary process we engineer every VSG Pro, using valve body and bonnet component dimensions. So, the installer...read more
A Thanksgiving Day Pressure Seal delivery made all the difference for Industrial Valve and South Mississippi Electric Power.
Industrial Valve Sales and Service of Mobile, Alabama does valve repairs for a host of power generation, refining, and pulp and paper plant facilities. During the week of Thanksgiving, they were doing routine maintenance during a plant outage at South Mississippi...read more
On March 2, EGC will be set-up and ready-to-go at the Valve Manufacturers Association and Valve Rebuilders Council Technical Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s an exhibit for companies like EGC that provide products and services to valve manufacturers and end users...read more
How a medical life-flight aircraft and a pressure seal from EGC saved an oil refinery from a big downtime loss.
The call came to EGC on Thursday, November 29 from Universal Plant Services (UPS), a project management, maintenance and repair service for the energy industry. They were doing maintenance at an oil re nery and couldn’t get a pressure seal for a Flowserve Edwards 14”,...read more
During the last couple years, valve repair and maintenance companies have switched to high-density Graphite pressure seals. Here’s why.
Every day, more and more repair companies are switching from metal to a VSG Graphite pressure seal. Why? When it comes to power plant maintenance, a graphite pressure seal is easier to replace and seals better than metal, hands-down. When you replace one metal seal...read more
How much machining time can you save when switching from a metal to a graphite pressure seal? A bunch!
Replacing a metal pressure seal is never easy. But replacing it with a VSG Graphite Pressure Seal can save you lots of time and tons of machining hours. Typically, the metal seal is actually fused to the valve cavity. That’s how it works. So, when the metal seal is...read more
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