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Flowserve alliance program improves seal life at a Louisiana chemical plant.

Rubicon Inc.’s Geismar, La. Facility, a large chemical plant recognized that frequent seal replacements had become a costly problem. Part of the problem lay in the nature of Rubicon’s business. Chemical plants process a wide variety of materials under a wide range of conditions.

Rubicon needed a seal vendor that would do more than simply supply it with replacements, so the chemicals maker signed a five-year alliance agreement with Flowserve. When the alliance program began, there wasn’t a single Flowserve seal in the plant. As competitor seals failed, however, Flowserve replaced competitors’ products with upgraded Flowserve products that significantly lowered failure rate.

Read more about how Flowserve products reduced the failure rate for Rubicon in this Face to Face article.