Pump Sealing | Mechanical Seal vs Packing

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Seals are a simple method of preventing fluid from escaping a vessel. Equipment like centrifugal pumps rely on seals to contain large volumes of pressurized fluid. There are two types of seals: the traditional pump packing known as packing or gland seals and the more modern mechanical seal. Packing seals rely on a rope-like packing […]

Hello From Robb

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With our new website on it’s way up, we have decided to join the world of “blogging” and updating on “social media” to provide more information on our products, our beliefs and where we think we are heading. What initially started out as a one man rep agency on the “south-side” of Chicago calling on […]

Materials by the ASTM Specs

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Materials and Understanding Choices through the ASTM Tests So many good competitors…so many good materials. It adds to the dilemma in picking who to work with and even more importantly, what to work with, when picking designs and materials for seals. I use the term “seals” broadly here to include all types of seals; die-formed […]

Maintenance Procedures For Better Sealing

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Throughout the years, we run across a maintenance practice that does more harm than good. It is the practice of putting down a wet film of silicone RTV sealant, either on the gasket or on the flanges and then bolting up. There are basically two problems with this practice. First, by using any type of […]