Although the traditional application is as a bearing surface, the technology is suitable for a seal face surface in pumps.
Externally pressurized porous gas bearings are being applied in seal applications for rotating equipment.
Lower coupling restoring forces can increase bearing and seal life.
These systems must stand up to extreme pressures, destructive process chemicals and marine environments.
Understanding the manufacturing process that produced the equipment, as well as the production and cleaning processes for which the equipment is used, is vital for efficient operation.
Seal upgrade and pump repair in the U.S. midwest boost efficiency and reliability with minimal downtime.
Sealing Sense - Understanding basic compression packing installation steps
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.