Dry containment seals provide enhanced safety and control of emissions. When coupled with the appropriate piping plans, they can provide early detection of sealing performance deterioration and trigger an alarm if the seal fails.
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Piping plans for mechanical seals are used to improve the environmental conditions around a seal, extend its capabilities and allow operators to monitor seal performance. American Petroleum Institute (API) 682 contains the most widely referenced specifications for mechanical seal piping plans. This standard includes existing piping plans used in the field and introduces new piping plans that follow advancements in technology and respond to improvements required by the industry.
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