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VibraTek Hold Down Clamps and Liners Installed
broken APP VibraTek Hold Down Clamps
additional shut downs due to vibration-related clamp failure
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As the refinery expansion progressed, a recurring problem around clamp breakage was putting significant stress on the project timeline. The hold down clamps being used were held in place with a combination of a bolt and square washer — the bolts were breaking, requiring shutdown of the compressor to allow for replacement of the clamps and causing a significant setback. Jacobs had a hunch that rigid clamp liners were contributing to the problem. From there, APP’s idea of a poured rubber clamp liner came into being — and the VibraTek Hold Down Clamp and Liner were born.
APP looked beyond the broken bolt to the rigid clamp liner, working to counteract fit and delamination problems by creating a strong-yet-flexible approach to the liner itself. Motiva’s pain point became a moment of collaborative innovation, resulting in the custom (now standard) APP VibraTek Hold Down Clamp and Liner.