A discussion of current compression packing technology will help set the stage for an example of how this can be accomplished. Compression packing is still widely used to seal rotating equipment such as pumps.
The conformability, flexibility and wide range of material combinations and designs enable packing to seal many difficult, unconventional applications.
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The chemical and pulp and paper industries are two of the largest industrial consumers of water, so pressure is mounting on both to use water more efficiently in light of increasing scarcity across many parts of the world.
Compression packing has continuously been used to seal pump shafts in many applications.
Sealing systems found in many industrial applications (even when functioning as intended) can be extremely wasteful of energy.