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Analyzing Life-Cycle Costs to Select the Best Sealing Solution
Choosing the sealing solution that will be the most cost-effective option for a particular application is not as
simple as selecting the one that has the lowest one-time cost.
To assist users in choosing the best seals, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) created a life-cycle costs (LCC) calculation tool that enables end users to compare solutions to determine which offers the lowest cost over the life of the pump.
The FSA’s LCC calculation tool allows users to compare additional considerations, including the annual operating cost of each sealing solution. The tool calculates the traditional elements, such as spare parts and labor, plus parasitic losses that are often overlooked.
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