Case Study – Oil Spills

PROBLEM: OPERATOR ERROR CAUSING OIL SPILLS A fleet management company was seeking a solution to operator errors causing hydraulic oil spills at their customers’ locations. First we engaged in an in-depth discovery process to learn how the existing quick couplers were impacting their loading processes in a negative way. We …

Case Study – Downtime

PROBLEM: DOWNTIME Coupler connections must be performed quickly and efficiently when servicing oil and gas wells, and any incorrect connection can lead to failure, safety concerns, and costly unscheduled downtime. Coiled tubing service providers are called in to mitigate operational issues, so it’s important for them to optimize safe and …

Case Study – Productivity

PROBLEM: PRODUCTIVITY: When we engaged in a process analysis, we identified key areas of improvement preventing our customer from achieving their SMED (single-minute exchange of dies) objective. Switching from their standard single push-to-connect manual couplers to multi-coupling plates for their hydraulic and water coolant lines allowed them to produce parts …

Case Study – Environmental Impact

PROBLEM: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT When a contractor requested an exact replacement for their worn, leaking threaded poppet couplers, we started asking questions to discover the true source of the problem. Turns out, the couplers were the issue themselves, with the potential to leak from the outset, not just resulting from wear. …

Case Study – Efficiency

PROBLEM: EFFICIENCY When a conversion process is mandatory, it can only be improved by increasing efficiency. We helped our paper mill customer’s transition from their existing hard plumbed lines connected with JIC hose ends and adaptors to multi-coupling plates and the VEP series for leak-free connection and efficiency. They have …

Case Study – Health and Safety

PROBLEM: HEALTH & SAFETY When a customer wanted to replace their leaking flat faced couplers, we asked about their entire process—where & how the coupler was being used and how it interfaced within the process—revealing that it was also creating an operator safety concern, exposure to stored energy. The connection …