Because of the substantial concentrations of solids that these pumps handle, end users must understand the available sealing options.
Gasket information and the tests used to generate it can help users make the best possible equipment selections.
Two sets of seals, in service for 11 and 15 years, still meet baseline standards.
The balance between cost and ease of installation should be the major deciding factor.
Investment at the start of a project can lead to improved safety, reliability and savings.
While this type of pump is ideal for high-viscosity liquids, it can present users with unique challenges.
Waiting to replace packing in centrifugal pump service can lead to downtime and safety issues.
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Users must understand the characteristics of their equipment—including seating surface, gasket load curves and manufacturing methods—to reduce the risk of leaks.
Operator-driven reliability can extend seal life.
End users will consistently purchase these critical wear components.
This component can compensate for misalignments up to 1/8 of an inch.
The industry has developed a specialized method over time.
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