At a multi-national oil and gas provider, maintenance professionals were facing dramatically short service life of their desiccant breathers utilized on their hydraulic reservoirs, lube B.O.P. tanks, twin pumps, and frack pumps throughout their entire fleet of mobile equipment. This shortened service life was caused by high humidity environments and oil mist coming back up through the breather. This high humidity environment was depleting the desiccant prematurely, and the oil mist was saturating the desiccant beads and plugging off the path of air circulation, rendering some breathers completely useless after just two weeks. Frustrated with unexpected downtime and rising maintenance costs, maintenance professionals reached out to a trusted TTI distributor for help, and after a short call with TTI’s Director of Sales, Derek Kula, a plan of attack was created and solutions in the form of TTI’s Titan SmartFlow PowerBreather were shipped and on their way to the customer for trial.
Chosen for it’s superior airflow control and intentional breather protecting design, the TTI Titan SmartFlow PowerBreather, pairs the best desiccants available anywhere with TTI’s 1-micron filtration media, and the TTI SmartFlowTM adapter. An innovative and purpose driven designed accessory that only handles system exhalation, allowing the Titan SmartFlow PowerBreather to handle all of the inhalation to the system through one-way check valves, ensuring clean, dry air every time.
After just one month, the customer was elated to report excellent service life, and at the three month mark, they were able to report with certainty that they were experiencing double the service life and a notable decrease in the maintenance costs associated, all thanks to their decision to make the switch to TTI.
Before working with TTI, this multi-national oil and gas provider had been spending approximately $300,000 on the purchase and $100,000 annually on the continued maintenance of the competitor’s breathers. After making their transition to TTI, the customer realized a cost savings of $220,000 on breather spend alone, created by 60% less consumption and a lower unit cost. The customer attributes an additional $80,000 in savings with reduced labor and maintenance costs. The total annual cost savings of $300,000 per year will total $3-million-dollars in savings over the next decade, all because of one good decision, making the change to TTI’s Titan SmartFlowTM PowerBreatherTM.