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Item #: MSAll2014-B
Member Price: $224.25
Price: $299.00


Webinar presented in collaboration with:

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This 4-part webinar series is based on the Hydraulic Institute guidebook, Mechanical Seals for Pumps: Application Guidelines which was published in cooperation with the Fluid Sealing Association. Each webinar will last approximately 1 hour, including Q&A. Audio broadcast will be via your computer speakers or teleconference bridge.

The 4-Part Series includes:

Section 1: Mechanical Seals - Types and Operating Principles

November 11, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM EST
Section 1 explains how a mechanical seal works and gives an overview of the most common seal types. The objectives are to give the student a good understanding of how leakage, friction and wear of the materials interact and why many different seal types are used in pumps, agitators and compressors.

Section2: Mechanical Seals Construction and Design

November 13, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM EST
Topics discussed:

  • Explain different design features used in common seals
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various design options
  • Impact of design features on seal performance
  • Discuss seal faces, springs, and seal glands
  • Explain differences in seal chamber designs for common pumps

Section 3: Installation - Connections – Commissioning

November 18, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM EST
A mechanical seal, although designed for various applications at times, requires equipment prepared so that the life cycle is maximized. In this module we also examine seal supports systems that further promote longer seal life. Other topics include:

  • General knowledge of mechanical seals used in rotary equipment.
  • Basic preparation and standards as well as support system piping plans promoting longer seal life.
  • What basic tolerances are recommended for seal installations?
  • What benefit is the seal drawing to the overall installation?
  • Does the seal flush piping plan type really influence longer life?
  • What is the difference between a seal support system for a secondary containment seal and a non-contacting seal?

Section 4: Seal Environment - Failure Analysis

November 20, 2014:  1:00-2:00PM EST
This module covers seal environment and failure analysis. A seal is considered to have failed when leakage exceeds environmental or plant-site operating limits. The failure may occur before or after the seal has achieved its design life expectancy. Understanding the mode of seal failure can lead to extending the life of rotary equipment by improving seal design and material selection, installation and operating procedures, and environmental controls.

Date(s): November 11, 13, 18, & 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Presenter(s): TBD
HI Contact: Mark Sullivan, Hydraulic Institute, 973.267.9700 x200


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