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FSA Enlightening Industry About Fluid Sealing

People don’t realize how often fluid seals are used in their everyday lives. For many of us, the first thing we do in the morning is brush our teeth. Water flows out of the faucet, which is controlled by a fluid seal. Today, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) acts as the international trade association responsible for informing and educating the fluid sealing industry and its users.

Founded in 1933, FSA’s member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a [...]

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The Fluid Sealing Association Launches Mechanical Seals KnowledgeBase

The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has announced the launch of their new website feature, KnowledgeBase. The content is developed and maintained by the members of the FSA Mechanical Seals Division as a service to manufacturers and users of mechanical seals. It can be accessed at www.fsaknowledgebase.org or through the FSA’s website at www.fluidsealing.com, and currently offers over 35 files of content and videos, each covering and explaining specific topics.

Safe, reliable and cost effective operation of mechanical seals and [...]

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FSA to Hold Short Courses at Valve World Americas

Valve World Americas will be held June 20-21, 2017, in Houston, Texas. In conjunction with this event, the FSA will be conducting two training courses on Monday, June 19th.

For more information on the courses and to register, click here.

VALVE INSTALLATION: Best Practices for Fugitive Emissions Service
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

This training will focus on identifying best practices in regards to valve packing installation as outlined by the FSA. The best valve packing installed incorrectly will not [...]

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FSA Releases Updated Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook

The FSA has just released a complete update of their Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook. Edition 8.0 is based on the latest experience in research, design, and application of piping expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint – Piping Division member companies in the FSA.

This publication is available for free download at: http://www.fluidsealing.com/expansion-joints/expansion-joints-publications/

The Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook, edition 8.0, includes:

updated renderings of expansion joints and expansion joint layouts.

a new section on specialized expansion joints, [...]

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FSA to Hold Fall Meeting in Nashville – October 18-20, 2016

The Fluid Sealing Association will be holding their Fall Meeting on October 18-20, 2016, at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Click here to see the meeting announcement with all the details. Come join us to learn about the FSA, keep up to date with the latest news in the fluid sealing and containment industry, and network with leaders in the industry! The deadline for hotel reservations and registration is September 17, 2016.

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Fugitive Emissions Update

The Fugitive Emission Summit Americas ends today in Houston, Texas. Another summit will be held in Shanghai on September 20-21, 2016, again to provide a platform for community debate and bring together end users, EPCs, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers to discuss the challenges ahead. Click here to read a range of views and opinions from experts from the conference.

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FSA Responds to EPA’s Methane Ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published the rule for reducing methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas industry. As the leading trade association that represents U.S. focused sealing device manufacturers, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) recognizes its unique role as a technical resource for the oil and gas industry in the reduction of methane emissions.

“The Fluid Sealing Association welcomes the opportunity to work with the EPA and our customers to ensure sealing device technology continues to play its [...]

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FSA to Offer Short Courses at the Fugitive Emissions Summit

The Fluid Sealing Association will be offering two short courses at the Fugitive Emissions Summit on June 13, 2016, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

The first course on “Valve Installation” will focus on identifying best practices in regards to valve packing installation as outlined by the FSA. The best valve packing installed incorrectly will not ensure compliance to LDAR requirements. It is imperative that a plant have a serious, focused approach to this important [...]

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White House to Host Water Summit on Building a Sustainable Water Future in the United States

A message from Mike Shorts, President of the FSA:

The White House today announced that it will host a water summit on building a sustainable water future in the United States. Their goal is to raise awareness of the national importance of water, and the highlight new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-federal institutions are making to build a sustainable water future.
Given the important role sealing devices play in preventing leaks and improving the efficient use of water in [...]

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The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) Responds to the White House Announcement on Reducing Emissions

The White House today announced that it will seek to limit methane emissions from existing sources in the oil and gas industry through forging a relationship with Canada to implement the historic Paris Agreement by developing mutual environmental control regulations. As the leading trade association for American and Canadian sealing device manufacturers, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) recognizes the importance of addressing these challenges and believes sealing and containment device technologies can play an important role. Cost-effective, American and Canadian [...]

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FSA Offers Webinar on Low E Valve Sealing Regulations

The Fluid Sealing Association® (FSA) will be presenting a webinar on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST on “Low E Valve Sealing: How will the new regulations affect your plant?” The cost of this webinar is $50 and the course will be eligible for PDH credits (2 hours).

Right now in North America, major regulatory changes are happening in regard to sealing valves in Low Emissions service. This webinar will be discussing the regulations [...]

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Pump Engineer Interviews Henri Azibert, FSA Technical Director

The October 2015 issue of Pump Engineer features an interview with Henri Azibert, the Technical Director for the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA).

Pump Engineer:  What is your background and how did you first become involved in the FSA?

Henri Azibert: I worked for one company for many years. I worked for Chesterton where I was involved with their mechanical seal product lines and then their mechanical packing product lines in the engineering group for three decades. While there, I ended up being [...]

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Global Business Calls for Substantial Progress on a WTO Environmental Goods Agreement by Nairobi Ministerial Conference

This week in Geneva, global industry released a letter urging negotiators to make substantial progress towards an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement outcome by the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Nairobi.

December 1, 2015

An open letter to WTO negotiators:

On behalf of associations representing business from around the world, we urge governments to
conclude an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) that will eliminate tariffs on a
broad range of environmental goods and technologies under the umbrella of the World Trade
Organization (WTO).

Industries across the globe [...]

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WTO Negotiates a Tariff-free Trade Agreement to Protect the Environment and Sealing Device Industry

Representatives of the Fluid Sealing Association and the European Sealing Association are leading efforts to create a new market access platform for sealing device technology with the World Trade Organization’s “Environmental Goods” Trade Agreement.

Seventeen trade negotiating teams from the World Trade Organization (WTO) are crafting a deal that will make selling “environmental goods” tariff-free for each participating country. The negotiations, which have been taking place in Geneva, Switzerland for the past year are looking to support or oppose as many [...]

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2015 Chem Show Celebrates 100 Years of Success

The FSA is an Endorsing Association of the 2015 Chem Show (November 17-19, 2015).  

In 1915, International Exposition Company’s inaugural Chem Show in New York City aimed to stimulate pharmaceutical, dye and organic chemical manufacturing in the United States.

Over the last 100 years, the exposition’s focus has shifted toward showcasing the industry’s best practices and latest technological advances, while providing a valuable learning experience for all participants. Next month, show attendees will have another unique opportunity to visit hundreds [...]

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