When And How To Repair a Damaged Mechanical Seal

Mechanical seal parts are essential components of industrial machines and equipment. The market size of the mechanical seal parts industry is projected to reach $4.77 billion by 2026. The increase in demand for these components is driven by sectors using pump and compression machinery.  

Compression Packing: Here’s How It Works

Compression packing and fluid sealing solutions have been used for more than 5,000 years when horsehair was coated with animal fat for lubrication and sealing. Since then, with advancements in technology, compression packing has evolved, and greater scrutiny has been placed on fluid leakages. 

Here’s How Mechanical Seal Failure Affects the Pump Shaft

Mechanical seal parts are used in many industries such as metals and mining, petrochemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas. Seals are a crucial part of a process pump, and they have a direct link to the operation of the machine. It is vital to have quality engineered industrial parts as they contribute to the performance of a pump.

5 Reasons Mechanical Seals Fail and Need Repairs

The job of a mechanical seal is to make sure pumps don’t leak; otherwise, the entire machine will be damaged. A mechanical seal is the lifeline of a machine containing fluid within the machines, like mixers and pumps, where a stationary housing sees a rotating shaft passing through it. If there’s one cause of pump downtime, it’s a mechanical seal failure. Since a seal can be exposed to a range of operating conditions, issues may occur later in its life. […]

Lapping in Machines: What You Need to Know Now

If you want to produce a flat surface, read about lapping—a finishing operation. An abrasive slurry within a glycol solution is applied to a lapping machine’s cast-iron lap. Likewise, a backing plate could do with a coated abrasive product. An abrasive’s fresh supply is ensured through a continuous feed system. The workpiece is rotated during the lapping process and is loaded to offer uniform pressure. This ensures uniform lapping. While abrasives are typically brittle, hard materials, they can be softer […]

5 Uses of Heat-Resistant Fabric

When operating a workplace with dangerous materials, you must incorporate a protocol that keeps your employees and visitors safe during your operations. Be it clothing or the best heat-resistant tools, you and your employees will benefit from heat-resistant fabric.

Seal Face Materials and their Applications

The design and composition of mating faces in all mechanical seals are usually taken for granted but are crucial with respect to the prime objective—to prevent leakage reliably. To accomplish this, different materials are used—including silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminum oxide, hard coatings and metals, mechanical carbon graphite with antimony, or resin impregnation. The first three ceramics are referred to as hard-face materials, among which silicon carbide is used most frequently. If one intends to eliminate every chance of a […]

3 Tips to Optimize Machine Liquid Maintenance

Machine liquid serves several important lubrication functions, for example, offering surface protection to prevent corrosion in the machined part, removing chip to prevent interference, and cooling to preserve tool life. However, machine liquid isn’t immune to contamination and degradation, two things that may affect the equipment operation and fluid performance significantly. To help optimize machine liquid maintenance, here are 3 tips to keep in mind. 1. Use proper filtration It’s important to use proper filtration in the machining environment of […]