Liquid-Lubricated Double Seals Increase Stability for PTA Production

One facility’s high-speed centrifugal pumps saw improved performance and efficiency after adding custom seals.

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. ...

Combining Component & Cartridge Seal Technology Helps Reduce Failures

Advances in modular component seal design enables end users to minimize downtime and extend equipment life.

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...

Polymer Seals Perform Reliably After Years of Use

Two sets of seals, in service for 11 and 15 years, still meet baseline standards.

Validate Sealing Systems for Optimized Performance

Investment at the start of a project can lead to improved safety, reliability and savings.

Lip and labyrinth seals provide protection in harsh oil and gas applications.
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...
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...
Pete Petrunich retires as technical director after 17 years but leaves a legacy of education and high quality standards.
HI Pump FAQs is produced by the Hydraulic Institute as a service to pump users, contractors, distributors, reps and OEMs.
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.
Inspect compression surfaces thoroughly to help ensure leak-free repairs.
In 1933, 36 American and Canadian companies attended the inaugural meeting of the Mechanical Packing Association in New York. After changing its name to the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) in 1970,...
This discussion opens a three-part series covering mechanical seal piping plans that provide guidelines for various seal arrangements, fluids and control equipment to help you determine what support...
Conservation tools help save money, minimize maintenance and improve reliability.
Appropriate equipment selection and best-practice maintenance procedures can make a difference in reliability, service life and production.