What are the key steps to cutting packing for optimum performance?
 What are the key steps to cutting packing for optimum performance?This month's “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA Member Ron Frisard and sponsored by the Compression Packing...
How does this team enhance pump and valve seal performance?
Correctly selecting and installing the ideal component provides significant health, environmental and economic benefits.
Compression packings have suffered from a reputation of being an old-fashioned technology unsuited to modern industrial processes. In the case of rotating equipment, they are largely superseded by...
PALMYRA, N.Y. (Jan. 20, 2012) - Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC has completed the third and final phase of its Brownfield Cleanup Program, for which it recently received a Certificate of Completion...
How Can Compression Packing Be Applied in Severe Service?
A discussion of current compression packing technology will help set the stage for an example of how this can be accomplished. Compression packing is still widely used to seal rotating equipment such...
How Can Packing Solve My Sealing Problem?
Do you have a large rotating drum that cannot keep a vacuum, or a pump that uses an exorbitant amount of water annually just to keep the packing operating satisfactorily? What about a problematic...
How do I prevent galvanic corrosion in my packing gland?
Galvanic corrosion is an electrochemical process that occurs between two dissimilar metals, or between a metal and a conductive non-metallic material, when both are exposed to an electrically...
How does thermal expansion influence the application of PTFE packing?
For many years, industry has recognized the inherent benefits of braided packings produced from PTFE fiber. Low coefficient of friction and outstanding chemical stability make it well-suited for...
One of the oldest sealing devices, compression packing is still very common in modern industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, agriculture, pulp and paper, power generation, and mining....
Pump Sealing System with Reduced Water Use
The chemical and pulp and paper industries are two of the largest industrial consumers of water, so pressure is mounting on both to use water more efficiently in light of increasing scarcity across...
What Are the Most Energy Efficient Pump Packing Environmental Control Systems?
Compression packing has continuously been used to seal pump shafts in many applications. For most applications, the packing relies on the product itself for lubrication and cooling. In some...
What is the Sealing System Energy Footprint for Removing Diluents from the Process Stream?
The thermal energy footprint of removing diluents introduced by auxiliary processesThis is the third of a four-part “Sealing Sense” series that provides guidance on best practices to minimize the...