Update from the FSA’s Mechanical Seals Division

The FSA’s Mechanical Seals Division has prepped and loaded about 90% of their Sealing Sense articles into the KnowledgeBase (fsaknowledgebase.org). In response to user requests, 12 documents in the KnowledgeBase have been identified to be translated into Spanish and the translation work is about 60% complete. Additional requests have been received from Brazil for Portuguese translations but these have not yet been started. The Life Cycle Costing Calculator (LCC) has been updated to adjust the formulas associated [...]

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FSA’s Gasket Division Works on Industry Standards

The FSA’s Gasket Division has been focused on leakage testing methods for the spiral wound gasket test standard. It was reported that standards FSA-MG-502-05 and FSA-MG-503-06 have both been absorbed by ASME and are now shown on the FSA’s website but identified as “retired”. Standard FSA-NMG-204-02 on steam testing is referenced by other standards and therefore remains available on the website. A spreadsheet of content chapters to be populated and uploaded to the FSA’s KnowledgeBase (fsaknowledgebase.org) has [...]

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FSA’s Compression Packing Division Updates Technical Manual

The FSA’s Compression Packing Division was working to complete an update of their technical manual which was approved during the division meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec. This manual will be published as a joint FSA and ESA document and is available on the FSA website for free viewing. Prepping and uploading of the Compression Packing Sealing Sense articles to FSA’s KnowledgeBase (fsaknowledgebase.org) is about 75% complete. The Compression Packing Division will seek to reach [...]

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New from the FSA’s Piping Technical Committee

The FSA’s Piping Technical Committee has been following a similar path as the Ducting Technical Committee and content from the Piping Technical Handbook has been loaded onto the SharePoint staging page and is ready to be uploaded to the FSA’s KnowledgeBase. The goal is to go live with this content in the KnowledgeBase by the end of Q1 2019. All of the published Piping Sealing Sense articles have also been prepped and loaded into the Sealing Sense section [...]

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FSA Ducting Technical Committee Update

The FSA’s Ducting Technical Committee is working on taking the content from the Ducting Technical Manual and repackaging it into appropriate modules for inclusion in the FSA’s KnowledgeBase (fsaknowledgebase.org). The content has been loaded into the SharePoint staging page and will be uploaded to the KnowledgeBase pending a decision to take the Expansion Joint Division repository live in the system. The one published Ducting Sealing Sense article has had keywords added to it and has been loaded into [...]

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FSA Government Affairs Committee Update

FSA’s Government Affairs Committee met in October 2018 to discuss plans to continue to dialogue with Canadian environmental officials on Methane Emissions throughout the implementation and equivalency process. Work with the US government and API will continue, to promote the FSA as a resource for customers. The committee will continue to build the FSA’s profile in DC with other associations and agencies, while engaging in advocacy platforms with broader industry representatives to promote sealing and containment device solutions. The [...]

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FSA Announces Spring 2019 Technical Meetings

The FSA’s five technical committees will be meeting at the Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on April 30 – May 3, 2019. The Compression Packing, Ducting, Gasket, Mechanical Seals, and Piping technical committees will be discussing their divisions’ technical handbooks, industry standards, industry testing, updates to the FSA’s KnowledgeBase (fsaknowledgebase.org), and more. If you are interested in attending, email info@fluidsealing.com for more information.

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FSA Announces their 2019 Annual Meeting

The Fluid Sealing Association has announced that their 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on October 21-25, 2019, at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This meeting will be co-located once again with the Hydraulic Institute. If you are interested in attending, please email hope@mmco1.com to receive information when it is available early next summer.

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FSA Divisions to Meet in Montreal on October 24, 2018

The Fluid Sealing Association’s Divisions will be meeting at the Hotel William Gray in Montreal on October 24, 2018. Here are some of their discussion topics.

The Compression Packing Division will discuss upcoming educational opportunities and the division’s strategic plan. The division’s technical committee will also review their activities.

The Gasket Division will hear an update on the SWG testing standard and will review trainings and webinars.

The Expansion Joint Division will hear updates from the Ducting technical committee and [...]

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FSA Committees to Meet in Montreal on October 23, 2018

The FSA committees will meet at the Hotel William Gray in Montreal on October 23, 2018. Here’s what they will be talking about.

The Government Affairs Committee will keep FSA members informed on the latest information on Methane Rule in Canada and Mexico, as well as tariffs and the mechanical seal pipeline standard from API 682.

The Marketing Committee will discuss promotion of the FSA’s KnowledgeBase and the FSA’s participation in trade shows, social media activities, and partnering [...]

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FSA Government Affairs Committee Keeping Members Updated

The FSA Government Affairs Committee is busy staying informed on activities in the White House and keeping FSA members informed. The latest update included the Joint US-EU Statement following President Juncker’s visit to the White House, released on July 25, 2018:

We met today in Washington, D.C. to launch a new phase in the relationship between the United States and the European Union – a phase of close friendship, of strong trade relations in which both of us will win, [...]

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FSA to Hold Annual Meeting in Montreal

The FSA will hold their Annual Meeting at the Hotel William Gray in Montreal, Quebec, on October 23-25, 2018. All committees and divisions will meet, and a general session with speakers will be held on Tuesday, October 23. If you are interested in FSA membership and would like to attend the meeting, please email info@fluidsealing.com.

The next Annual Meeting will be held in October 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. This meeting will be co-located with the Hydraulic Institute. [...]

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Expansion Joint Division – FSA Annual Meeting 2017

On October 26, in Fort Worth, Texas, the Expansion Joint Division will be discussing the activities of the Ducting Technical Committee, which includes reviewing of material properties and specifications and guideline for application and selection. The Piping Technical Committee will discuss the updated technical handbook and educational activities and opportunities. The Division overall will continue their discussion on combining the Ducting and Piping Divisions and goals moving forward, including a membership drive and promotion of the FSA.

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Compression Packing Division – FSA Annual Meeting 2017

The Compression Packing Division will meet in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 26 to discuss an update of their technical handbook, joint projects with the ESA, and studies being done by CETIM. The division is developing a three-part webinar series that will include information on compression packing installation. They will review updates on external standards and regulations and outreach projects with other industry organizations and trade shows.

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Mechanical Seals Division – FSA Annual Meeting 2017

The Mechanical Seals Division will be meeting on October 26 in Fort Worth, Texas. Discussion topics include upgrades to the Life Cycle Cost tool, including a new pump version. Updates will be given on the new KnowledgeBase and development of new content. This division is involved in activities in the STLE, BHRG, KCI Pump Summit, and the Turbomachinery Technical Conference. The FSA’s Technical Director, Henri Azibert, will lead a discussion on FSA and Hydraulic Institute joint [...]

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