“Sealing Sense” is produced by the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) as part of its commitment to industry consensus technical education for pump users, contractors, distributors, OEMs and reps. As a source of technical information on sealing systems and devices and in cooperation with the European Sealing Association (ESA), the FSA also supports the development of harmonized standards in all areas of fluid sealing technology. The education is provided in the public interest to enable a balanced assessment of the most effective solutions to pump technology issues on rational total life-cycle-cost (LCC) principles.
The Mechanical Seal Division of FSA is one of five with a specific product technology focus. As part of its educational mission, it develops publications such as the Mechanical Seal Handbook, a primer intended to complement the more detailed manufacturer’s documents, produced by the member companies. This document served as the basis for the joint development of the more comprehensive Hydraulic Institute publication Mechanical Seals for Pumps: Application Guidelines. Joint FSA/ESA publications such as the Seal Forum, a series of case studies in pump performance, are another example as is the recently updated and enhanced Life Cycle Cost Estimator, a web-based software tool for the determination of pump seal total life-cycle costs. The Sealing Systems Matter initiative was also launched to support the case for choosing mechanical seals that optimize life-cycle cost, energy usage, reliability, safety and environmental compliance.
The following members of the Mechanical Seal Division sponsor this “Sealing Sense”:
Advanced Sealing International (ASI)
Ashbridge & Roseburgh Inc.
A.W. Chesterton Co.
Daikin America, Inc.
EagleBurgmann Mechanical Seals
Flowserve, Flow Solutions Group
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Industrias Vago de Mexico SA de CV
Latty International S.A.
Metallized Carbon Corp.
Nippon Pillar Corp. of America
Scenic Precise Element Inc.
SEPCO - Sealing Equipment Products Co.
SGL Technic Polycarbon Division