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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 PrinciplesNovember 11, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM ESTSection 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 DesignNovember 13, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM ESTTopics discussed:
Section 3: Installation - Connections – CommissioningNovember 18, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM ESTA 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:
Section 4: Seal Environment - Failure AnalysisNovember 20, 2014: 1:00-2:00PM ESTThis 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.