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The Critical Role of the Humble Lantern Ring

In the Tony-Award-winning musical Hamilton, one of the most impactful scenes is when Aaron Burr laments that he never gets to be “in the room where it (decision-making) happens.” What goes on in that room full of leaders is so great, and he yearns to be there. Of course, he blames Hamilton for keeping him out.

Do you ever wish you could see inside the stuffing box, which is the space where most of the activity happens within a pump? Sure, the intake, impeller and casing get a lot of attention. However, the fluid containment, shaft movement, shaft sealing and motor connection (as well as potential contamination points – lubrication into the process fluid/process fluid into the lubrication) all occur within this small but important space.

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