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...
Agitator Seal Runs Without Fail for 13 years
Due to heat-shrink technology, agitator seal functions failure free for more than a decade.The year 1997 started with some memorable events depending on your political and/or sporting interests. On...
A major concern of U.S. petroleum refineries and chemical process plants is regulatory compliance. Federal, state, special regulatory district and consent decree mandates require compliance of all...
These recommendations can help end users prevent equipment degradation in pulp and paper applications.
Appropriate equipment selection and best-practice maintenance procedures can make a difference in reliability, service life and production.
Last month, "carbon/graphite fiber" braided packings were shown to be effective solutions to many common sealing applications. But the questions remain: Are there packing materials that can more...
Chris Wilder, CEO of SEPCO, talks about his experience as an advertiser with Pumps & Systems. 
The facility replaced old grinder pumps with stainless steel shredder pumps, which have needed no maintenance in almost two years.
SEPCO CEO Chris Wilder discusses with Pumps & Systems Associate Editor Amanda Perry some of the most recent changes in the seal industry.
Because of the substantial concentrations of solids that these pumps handle, end users must understand the available sealing options.
This discussion opens a three-part series covering mechanical seal piping plans that provide guidelines for various seal arrangements, fluids and control equipment to help you determine what support...
Regular care and inspections help prevent costly downtime.Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill...
The balance between cost and ease of installation should be the major deciding factor.
Performing maintenance tasks correctly the first time has become increasingly important to end users. Today’s end users are tasked with doing more work with less time, fewer resources and smaller...
SEPCO operator Robert explains the process and importance of crinkling material to create rings.
Greg, a machinist at SEPCO, explains the custom orders system.
Chris Wilder, the CEO of Sealing Equipment Products Co., Inc. (SEPCO), discusses the need to keep a large inventory of products to accommodate his customers' needs. However, a large portion of the...
This equipment eliminated a SAG copper mill gearbox’s maintenance issues resulting from contact lip seals that had a short and unreliable service life.
Press operator Jimmy, a 38-year SEPCO veteran, explains the process of cutting and die forming packing rings.
Annette, a 25-year SEPCO veteran, demonstrates the process of die cutting gaskets per a customer's specifications.
SEPCO operator explains the process of cutting die form seals for valves. 
SEPCO holds an inventory of thousands of stainless steel dies.
Correctly selecting and installing the ideal component provides significant health, environmental and economic benefits.
What are the advantages of these seals?
Critical IssuesThe mechanical seal industry, like the pump industry, will continue to face significant opportunities as well as challenges as we progress further into the globalized 21st century.Chief...
The use of frequency-controlled machines equipped with magnetic couplings is becoming increasingly widespread. The critical frequency range can now be defined up front with a new EagleBurgmann...
Efficient Operation with Diamond-Faced Mechanical Seals
Inadequate lubrication and dirt do not prevent multiphase pumps from operating efficiently when using diamond-faced mechanical seals.
Pumps & Systems, April 2008In the oil and gas industry, electric submersible pump (ESP) systems are probably best known as an effective artificial lift method of pumping production fluids to the...
End users will consistently purchase these critical wear components.
SEPCO operators Grinder and Glenn explain the importance of flat seal faces.