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Sealing Sense Articles — Mechanical Seals

April 2021 – Seal Face Materials for Abrasive Services

December 2020 – Best Practices for Sealing High Pressure Boiler Circulating Pumps

August 2020 – Hot Pumps & Thermal Expansion

April 2020 – Carbon/Graphite for Dry Running Mechanical Seal Faces

December 2019 – Updates to FSA’s KnowledgeBase

June 2019 -Sealing High-Speed Shafts in Turbomachinery

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?