The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has released the fourth edition of the “Compression Packing Technical Manual.” This update represents a four-year intensive joint effort of FSA and the European Sealing Association’s (ESA) compression packing technical committee’s new technical learnings. These learnings can help inform end users on industry best practices and performance characteristics of compression packings.
New sections to the manual have been added including:
- environmental controls
- compression packing vs. mechanical seals – leakage rates
- pump packing power consumption
- determining stuffing box dimensions
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