A large petrochemical plant increased the service life of its equipment from six months to three years.
This unconventional solution features bonding consisting of a micro-crystalline layer that has attributes of natural diamond.
Advances in seal ring and face materials can improve basic design issues associated with mechanical seals.
Take these precautions to maximize your investment.
Companies interested in reducing safety hazards and environmental impact should consider compatibility issues.
This month's column focuses on whether to use shaft sleeves in overhung centrifugal pumps (Type OH-1 per American Petroleum Institute [API] 610 designation). The most common OH-1 pump type is the...
One facility’s high-speed centrifugal pumps saw improved performance and efficiency after adding custom seals.
Diamond technology can also promote safety and provide exceptionally low emission sealing of critical equipment.
Q. What are the advantages and limitations of a sealless pump design? A. A sealless pump is used when there is a need to contain toxic, dangerous and/or valuable fluids. Application may be...
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. ...
Advances in modular component seal design enables end users to minimize downtime and extend equipment life.
Methane (CH4) is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emitted in the U.S. In 2013, CH4 accounted for about 10 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Methane's...
Two sets of seals, in service for 11 and 15 years, still meet baseline standards.
The balance between cost and ease of installation should be the major deciding factor.
Investment at the start of a project can lead to improved safety, reliability and savings.
While this type of pump is ideal for high-viscosity liquids, it can present users with unique challenges.
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...
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Operator-driven reliability can extend seal life.
The double-lock, double-ring designs seal oil and other fluids more effectively than their single split counterparts.
As environmental requirements become more stringent, FSA drives education and advocacy for sealing devices in the public policy arena.
In outdoor pump installations, the effects of a hot climate and exposure to the sun should not be taken lightly.
Abrasive processing and wide temperature range are some of the pumping difficulties for high-performance liquid chromatography.
Lip and labyrinth seals provide protection in harsh oil and gas applications.
Inspect compression surfaces thoroughly to help ensure leak-free repairs.
Appropriate equipment selection and best-practice maintenance procedures can make a difference in reliability, service life and production.
Pete Petrunich retires as technical director after 17 years but leaves a legacy of education and high quality standards.
The construction, seals and protective monitoring contribute to the motor’s ability to operate in and under water.