Mechanical Seals Publications

(FSA0010) Mechanical Seal Handbook, Revised Edition

Mechanical Seals HandbookThis handbook provides a valuable reference and workbook for use by fluid power engineers, industrial maintenance personnel, students, libraries and engineering and trade associations. It contains many tables and drawings and provides in-depth information on mechanical seals designs and types, seal selection and seal material selection guides, suggested performance criteria, installation information, troubleshooting procedures, seal safety, as well as additional articles for reference.
©2000, 45 Pages.

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Sealing Sense Articles — Mechanical Seals

March 2019 – Methods for Pressurized Seal Systems

January 2019 – Unusual Mechanical Seal Applications

November 2018 – Using IoT to Improve Mechanical Seal Reliability

October 2018 – A Guide to Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals

June 2018 – Sealing in Extreme Cold

January 2018 – Determine the Best Piping Plan for Supporting Mechanical Seals in Vertical Pumps

November 2017 – Controlling the Seal Chamber Environment

September 2017 – How Carbon Works in Mechanical Sealing.

July 2017 – Overview of Multiple Lip Seals.

May 2017 – FSA Introduces the KnowledgeBase Technical Reference

September 2016 – Back to Basics: Mechanical Seals

June 2016 – Analyzing Life-Cycle Costs to Select the Best Sealing Solution

December 2015 – Material Advances Improve Seal Reliability in Extreme Application Conditions

September 2015 – Know Which Mechanical Sealing Options Meet Emissions Requirements

January 2015 – Dry Containment Seals Boost Reliability

September 2014 – The Advantages of API Piping Plan 03

June 2014 – New Piping Plans for Better Leak Detection

March 2014 – Dual Gas-Lubricated Seals Provide Solutions – What are the advantages of these seals?

January 2014 – Extending mechanical seal life – how can their reliability be improved?

February 2013 – What are the best practices for ensuring the reliability of API Piping Plan 53B?

January 2013 – How does seal face topography affect mechanical seal performance?

October 2012 – What is the sealing technology of choice for water and wastewater treatment?

June 2012 – How do variable speed drives impact mechanical seals?

April 2012 – Why are mechanical seals still the preferred choice in the process industries?

October 2011 – What are the challenges with sealing water applications?

July 2011 – How can I select mechanical sealing systems using life cycle costs?

February 2011 – How do I determine the financial payback on capital investments to an enhanced sealing systems’ mean time before repair and energy efficiency?

November 2010 – What is the Impact of Reliability on the Sealing Systems Energy Footprint from Pump Shut Down, Repairs, and Re-commissioning? (Part 4 of 4)

October 2010 – What is the Sealing Systems Entergy Footprint for Removing Diluents from the Process Stream? (Part 3 of 4)

September 2010 – What is the Sealing Systems Energy Footprint for Controlling Process or Barrier Fluid Temperature? (Part 2 of 4)

August 2010 – What is the Energy Footprint of Sealing Systems? (Part 1 of 4)

May 2010 – Which piping plan should I choose: API 53A, 53B or 53C?

December 2009 – What are the basics of gas lubricated seals? (Part Two)

November 2009 – What are the basics of gas lubricated seals? (Part One)

April 2009 – How can the capabilities of primary seal materials be improved?

March 2009 – How do plant pipe strain problems affect my pumping systems?

January 2009 – How can I extend the performance range of standard cartridge mechanical seals?

December 2008 – The P3-A Equipment Standards

November 2008 – Who should recondition my seals?

August 2008 – Where mechanical seals meet pumps: What is the next generation?

May 2008 – What determines seal leakage?

March 2008 – What is the most effective seal design when misalignment is present?

December 2007 – What are the methods for successfully sealing slurries? /span>

October 2007 – How can I reduce consumption of seal water going to my packing and mechanical seals?

September 2007 – What are the considerations in applying mechanical seals to abrasive slurry applications?

June 2007 – What should I look for when choosing a high-performance elastomer for a specific application?

April 2007 – How long will a mechanical seal last? Part 2

March 2007 – How long will a mechanical seal last? Part 1

February 2007 – When and where do I apply lip seal technology in my process?

January 2007 – What procedures should I use when storing my mechanical seals?

August 2006 – When and how do I use API Flush Plan 54?

January 2006 – What is the best silicon carbide wear face material for my mechanical seal?

December 2005 – What is the best wear face material for my mechanical seal?

September 2005 – Is failure analysis the best approach to trouble shooting seal failures?

July 2005 – Can I seal vertical shafts with standard mechanical seals?

June 2005 – When and how do I use API Flush Plan 53?

January 2005 – What tools are available for applying the total life cycle costing to selection of mechanical seal systems?

December 2004 – What are the principal symptoms, causes and corrective actions for failure of mechanical seals by thermal attack?

November 2004 – What are the principal symptoms, causes and corrective actions for failure of mechanical seals induced by mechanical breakdown?

October 2004 – What are the symptoms, causes and corrective actions for failure of mechanical seals induced by chemical attack?

September 2004 – How do you determine the primary cause(s) of mechanical seal failure?