A multinational corporation in the petroleum industry wanted to increase the durability, availability of their nodding donkeys on multiple extraction areas and reduce maintenance costs significantly.
NODDING DONKEUS AT AN OIL WELL.
An annual average temperature of 34⁰C and 65% humidity with very little rain (64mm/year) at the site in combination with manual lubrication, difficult and dangerous access, a lot of downtime (shutdown) for maintenance and unexpected failures of the equipment made costs escalate.
On every nodding donkey on site, 5 MEMOLUB® HPS automatic lubricators where installed at 5 different positions on the equipment (equalizer bearing, brake side bearing, engine, central bearing and crank bearing). With the help of the red MEMOLUB® HPS MEMO adjustment ring the expulsion volume was set at 1,2cm3/day at a frequency of 12 months.
- 12 months with no single breakdown.
- No more unforeseen repair costs.
- Equipment downtime for maintenance reduced by 75%.