In 1996, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's Advanced Test Nuclear Reactor operators manually shut down the reactor after noticing pressure oscillations. A control valve, which...
An important first step in the process is asking the question "Why do I need or want to change my gaskets?"
With today's mandate for reduced fugitive emissions and improved air quality in industrial valves, proper installation of stem packing has become critical. But the importance of effective sealing by...
Pump industry associations anticipate a year of new initiatives and educational programs for end users.
Diamond technology can also promote safety and provide exceptionally low emission sealing of critical equipment.
The practice of insulating over metallic expansion joints to minimize heat loss in a piping system may be common, but it is not a good idea to follow this same practice with rubber expansion joints. ...
In today's world, facilities face the daunting challenge of minimizing the environmental impact of industrial processes. A primary motivation for industrial plants to control their environmental...
Compression packings have suffered from a reputation of being an old-fashioned technology unsuited to modern industrial processes. In the case of rotating equipment, they are largely superseded by...
The addition of five new styles of rubber expansion joints (REJs) within the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) technical handbook has increased the opportunities for the selection and application of...
The Gasket Division of the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and the Flange Gasket Division of the European Sealing Association (ESA) have been jointly working on a complete revision to existing gasket...
This component can compensate for misalignments up to 1/8 of an inch.
WAYNE, Pa. (Nov. 3, 2014) – The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has received approval from its Board of Directors to adopt a new membership category, called Standards Partner, specifically designed...
WAYNE, Pa. (Oct. 21, 2014) – The Fluid Sealing Association has appointed Michael Shorts as president, Phil Mahoney as vice president and Robert S. Coffee as member of its board of directors. Shorts...
WAYNE, PA., (July 7, 2014) – The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has announced the appointment of Phil Mahoney and Robert Rutherford to its board of directors. Mahoney is currently the design...
Pete Petrunich retires as technical director after 17 years but leaves a legacy of education and high quality standards.
WAYNE, Pa. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Longtime Fluid Sealing Association member John Hale Wheeler was born in Dallas on Aug. 11, 1927, to Harley and Elizabeth Hooks Wheeler and passed away on Nov. 27, 2013. ...
Editor’s Note: The editors of Pumps & Systems spent time with incoming Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) President Greg Raty and FSA Technical Director Pete Petrunich to discuss FSA’s role in...
Part Two It is easy to confuse graphite fiber packings with carbon fiber packings. In fact, the terms carbon fiber and graphite fiber are often used interchangeably, even by packing manufacturers....