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FSA KnowledgeBase
The FSA has launched KnowledgeBase! Content is developed and maintained by FSA members as a service to manufacturers and end users. It currently offers printed content and videos, each covering and explaining specific topics. Check it out!

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Energy Efficiency of Compression Packings in Pump Applications

It has been said, in rotating equipment circles, that the friction from compression packing on a pump shaft consumes more power than mechanical seals. The FSA has been studying sealing devices power consumption and has data that shows this to be erroneous. This is a 1.5 hour on-demand webinar.

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Gasket Handbook, 1st Edition
Successfully sealing a bolted flange connection is dependent on all components of a well-designed system working together, effectively and safely. This handbook provides technical information on gaskets as a constituent part of a bolted flange connection, typically employed in chemical, petrochemical, refinery, power plant and other industrial facilities.
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Expansion Joints - Piping Technical Handbook, 8.0 Edition
This eighth edition of the handbook provides updated compilations of construction standards and guides for specifying and purchasing non-metallic expansion joints and flexible pipe connectors.
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New Improved Mechanical Seal Life Cycle Cost Estimator
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Recognizing Five Years of Technical Articles on Sealing Systems and Devices
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Sealing Systems Matter
Choosing Mechanical Seals to Optimize Life Cycle Cost, Safety and Environmental Compliance

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Founded in 1933, the FLUID SEALING ASSOCIATION® (FSA) is an international trade association. Member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid sealing devices primarily targeted to the industrial market. FSA membership includes a number of companies in Europe and Central and South America, but is most heavily concentrated in North America. FSA members account for a majority of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing devices in the Americas market.

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To be recognized as the primary source of technical information; to influence and support the development of related standards and to provide education in the fluid sealing area. To promote a safe, clean environment for society and a safe work place for our employees. To monitor the economic, environmental and social changes which may impact our membership's business and to maintain a forum for the exchange of this information.