Pump & Valve Packings Publications

Compression Packing — Regulations/Standards

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Compression Packing Technical Manual, 4rd Edition
Compression Packing Technical Manual, 3rd EditionThis comprehensive revision of the Guidelines for the Use of Compression Packings is a joint publication of the Fluid Sealing Association and the European Sealing Association. It provides extensive coverage of a wide range of topics including the latest technological improvement in packing materials and construction and their performance parameters. From proper selection for applications to safe installation best practices, trouble shooting and environmental control, the manual provides practical, factual information. Packings for valves, pumps and a variety of other specialty equipment are reviewed. The Manual is a reference document for a broad range of personnel including plant maintenance, engineering and operations. It also is useful for manufacturers of OEM equipment and distributors charged with technical support in a wide range of industries. Methods of packing manufacture and function are described and technical references, including standards, are listed. The publication is arranged and colorfully illustrated to serve as a useful tool for those who presently use or are interested in using compression packing.
Available in English. ©2018, 126 Pages.

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FSA/ESA Pump & Valve Packing Installation Procedures – Assuring Effective Sealing and Maximum Safety (FSA0002) FSA/ESA Pump & Valve Packing Installation Procedures - Assuring Effective Sealing and Maximum SafetyThis laminated, pocket-sized document provides guidance to maintenance operators, engineers, and fitters to ensure a successful packing installation. Format is similar to the very successful FSA/ESA Gasket Installation Procedures pamphlet (Item #24). As a primer, it is intended to complement other plant-approved installation procedures.
Available in 5 languages including: English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French. ©2003, 16 Pages.

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Sealing Sense Articles — Pump & Valve Packings

June 2021 – Ensure Safe Operation of Valves in High Pressure Applications

February 2021 – 4 Steps to Correctly Inserting Packing Rings

October 2020 – The Critical Role of the Humble Lantern Ring

June 2020 – Compression Packing Installation

February 2020 – Current Standards for Fire Testing of Flange Gaskets & Stem Packing”

November 2019 – The Danger of Complacency in Equipment Selection & Installation”

October 2019 – How to Prevent Galvanic Corrosion of Valve Stems”

May 2019 – API 622: Valve Packing for Fugitive Emissions”

February 2019 – FSA Releases Latest “Compression Packing Technical Manual”

September 2018 – How to Investigate Compression Packing Failure Modes

March 2018 – Compression Packing: A Look Beyond the Standard Stuffing Box

February 2018 – Test Methods to Qualify Quarter-Turn Valves for Low Emissions Service

October 2017 – Valve Packing Friction: the Hidden Factor for Better Plant Performance

August 2017 – Compensating for Oxygen Concentration

April 2017 – Factors for Successful Emissions-Compliant Valve Stem Seals

October 2016 – Back to Basics: Compression Packing

March 2016 – The Curse of Knowledge & Valve Packing

March 2016 – The Curse of Knowledge & Valve Packing

January 2016 – Valve Stem Packing Compression & Installation

October 2015 – Emissions Valve Packing Technology Evolves to Reduce Methane Leaks

August 2015 – Energy Efficiency of Compression Packings in Rotodynamic Pump Applications

May 2015 – How to Avoid Compression Packing Failure

March 2015 – Updates to Industry Standards Offer New Options for Fugitive Emissions Testing

July 2014 – Preformed Packing Rings Outperform Field-Cut Parts

February 2014 – How does a Cross Functional Team enhance pump and valve seal performance?

November 2013 – What are pressure seals, and how do they work?

September 2013 – How do I get maximum performance from my packing?

May 2013 – How can packing solve my difficult sealing problem?

April 2013 – How can injectable sealants solve my sealing problems?

December 2012 – What are the important considerations for the proper torque of a valve packing gland?

August 2012 – How can I compare the performance of pump packing?

May 2012 – What are the current emission standards for valve packing?

November 2011 – What are the key steps to cutting packing for optimum performance?

September 2011 – How does thermal expansion influence the application of PTFE packing?

August 2011 – How do I prevent galvanic corrosion in my packing gland?

April 2011 – How can compression packing be applied in severe service?

April 2010 – What are the most energy efficient pump packing environmental control systems?

February 2010 – How can packing solve my sealing problem?

August 2009 – What are the fine points of pump packing installation and adjustment?

July 2009 – Is there a new way to monitor fugitive emissions?

June 2009 – What is new in braided packing technology?

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

February 2009 – What is the impact of packing friction on equipment performance?

October 2008 – Are you playing offense or defense with your Lead Detection and Repair?

September 2008 – What are bolt torque considerations for valve packing that ensure reliable performance?

July 2008 – What are the benefits and pitfalls of ePTFE/Graphite packing?

November 2007 – How do I troubleshoot compression packing?

August 2007 – What are the benefits and pitfalls of graphite packing? Page 2

July 2007 – What are the benefits and pitfalls of graphite packing? Part 1

May 2007 – When should I use braided PTFE packing, and in what form?

October 2006 – How do I evaluate and control my fluid sealing costs?

July 2006 – Are you overlooking packing as a sealing solution?

April 2006 – How important is chemical resistance for selection of a pump packing?

March 2006 – What are the best pump packing installation tecniques?

April 2005 – What are packings and how do they work?