Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

Leak Sealing process developed leak-sealing-developed_thumb 01/01/1920

Furmanite Leak-Sealing process is Developed The under pressure Leak Sealing process is developed by Eugene Clay Furman at the Newport …

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First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit old-furmanite-leak-sealing-equipment 01/01/1924

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit The first do-it-yourself Leak Sealing kits were developed and marketed by Clay Furman and while they …

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Long Standing Relationships Sales-Brochure-1926_thumb 01/01/1926

Long Standing Relationships US customer reference list that includes individual war ships in the US Navy, US steel companies and …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927 furmanite-patents1 01/01/1927

1st Patent is filed in 1927 The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first …

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Furmanite moves Overseas Liverpool-Exibition_thumb 06/01/1927

Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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Costs of a steam leak Sales-Brochure-1926-pg-8_thumb 06/01/1928

Price List from 1926 Table detailing costs of allowing a steam leak based on $4 per ton for “Long coal”. …

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Furmanite is thinking global furmanite-the-skys-the-limit_thumb 01/01/1929

Furmanite is thinking global A brief history of the United Kingdom Company written by A W Forsyth (OBE) in September 1973 …

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Technology Development leak-sealing-diagram 11/22/1934

Technology Development Furmanite Expands Engineering on Leak Sealing Technology. Photographs taken from a 1934 sales brochure together with schematics of …

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Growing Furmanite purchase-letter_thumb 05/01/1960

Growing Furmanite Letter from the Chairman of Furmanite Engineering based in Birkenhead, England to his lawyer requesting information on a …

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New Direction New-Technology_thumb 01/01/1966

New Direction Alan Forsyth, acting as a consultant to Furmanite Engineering (1929) advised the Board to move from selling low …

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Never compromise on the high quality Company-History-July-1979_thumb 07/01/1979

Never to compromise on the high quality A brief history of the United Kingdom Furmanite organisation written by Joyce Hainsworth, the …

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Best in the business were called NASA---Discovery-Team_thumb 09/01/1988

Best in the business were called Furmanite successfully seals nitrous oxide leakage on the Space Shuttle “Discovery” pre launch September …

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Start of Modern Furmanite company-overview 11/22/1991

Start of Modern Furmanite The common shares of Furmanite were acquired by Kaneb Inc on 24th January 1991. Furmanite remains …

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Acquisition-GSG Division Acquisition-GSG-Division_thumb 01/13/2006

Acquisition of Flow-Serve GSG Division Furmanite as part of Xanser Corporation acquired the General Services Group (GSG) of Flow-Serve corporation …

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Corporate Name Change Corporate-Name-Change_thumb 01/13/2007

Corporate Name Change Xanser Corporation (NYSE:XNR) changed the company’s name to Furmanite Corporation, and the company’s shares were traded on …

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Acquisition of SLM Acquisition-of-SLM_thumb 04/13/2011

Furmanite Corporation Acquires Self Leveling Machining Technology Furmanite expanded  its global on-site machining capabilities through the acquisition of Self Leveling …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927

The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first such patent for this process and established Furmanite as the inventor and originator of the “Under Pressure Leak Sealing Process”. Whilst similarities still exist to these first methods the Leak Sealing Process has been continuously refined and developed since that time such that today Furmanite is able to seal virtually any type of leakage without interruption to the process.

Furmanite Corporation based in Newport News, USA advertised leak sealing materials in the form of a DIY kit for use by mechanics (engineers) for use on leaks including flanges and turbine half joints. Flanges remain today the primary means of joining two pipes, or ancillary equipment such as a valve or vessel, into a process pipeline. Flanges are an inherent weakness designed into the system and along with valve glands remain the primary causes of leaks, and so the majority of leak repairs, undertaken by Furmanite to this day. With many hundreds of such leaks repaired by Furmanite on a daily basis using the leak sealing technology, countless unscheduled shut-downs and discharges of every type of chemical into the atmosphere, prevented. Although Furmanite makes little of its “green credentials”, over the last 90 years Furmanite has prevented huge amounts of pollutants damaging our fragile environment.

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