Fluid Sealing Association has more than 230 files on mechanical seals and more
December 2019
One wrong pick could be fatal.
November 2019
Learn how different metals react, and how corrosion inhibitors can help avoid downtime.
October 2019
Extra energy transmitted can produce larger sealing stress on the gasket.
September 2019
Strong oxidizers can damage metal, causing pitting or rust and creating possible safety concerns.
August 2019
A flexible choice can adapt to permanent misalignment, preventing future damage.
July 2019
Understand implications involved with using gas film seals in this application.
June 2019
Most emissions escape through the valve stem.
May 2019
Size will have a major impact on all essential parameters.
April 2019
Coffee also discusses need for training, optimism for coming year and more.
Methods for pressurized seal systems
March 2019
Several new sections have been added.
February 2019
Problematic tasks can require improved performance in extreme operating conditions.
January 2019
Plus the Top 4 anomalies to look for when performing a field inspection.
December 2018
Rigorous temperature, pressure and exposure conditions must be met.
December 2018
Predictive maintenance programs can increase the longevity of wear parts.
November 2018
Evaluate properties of rubber during installation & seal life.
October 2018
Over-tightening, excessive speed and improper installation can cause a system to falter.
September 2018
Learn how K factor affects this choice.
August 2018
Flexible graphite and PTFE are commonly used in cryogenic sealing.
July 2018
How to seal rotating shafts for low temperature to cryogenic fluids.
June 2018
Why rubber is the best choice for reducing problems.
May 2018
Low torqueing loads, inadequate equipment selection or faulty installation could be to blame.
April 2018
How this application fits as a versatile solution
March 2018
Learn the distinctions between ISO 15848-1 and API 641
February 2018
Understand how different pump types impact seal chamber pressure.
January 2018
Performance depends on many factors
December 2017
Sealing Sense
November 2017
Sealing Sense
September 2017
Sealing Sense
August 2017
Sealing Sense
July 2017
How to clean, align, install, lubricate and tighten gaskets for ideal results.
June 2017
Sealing Sense
March 2017
Sealing Sense
January 2017
Sealing Sense
December 2016
Sealing Sense
November 2016
Sealing Sense - Understanding basic compression packing installation steps
October 2016
Sealing Sense - Mechanical Seal Basics: How Mechanical Seals Work
September 2016
Sealing Sense
July 2016
Sealing Sense
June 2016
Sealing Sense
May 2016
Sealing Sense
April 2016
March 2016
An important first step in the process is asking the question "Why do I need or want to change my gaskets?"
February 2016
January 2016
Diamond technology can also promote safety and provide exceptionally low emission sealing of critical equipment.
December 2015
September 2015
August 2015
Waiting to replace packing in centrifugal pump service can lead to downtime and safety issues.
May 2015
This component can compensate for misalignments up to 1/8 of an inch.
April 2015
End users should be aware of the latest standards revisions to employ the most up-to-date valve sealing practices.
March 2015
As environmental requirements become more stringent, FSA drives education and advocacy for sealing devices in the public policy arena.
February 2015
These seals and their piping plans offer a simpler alternative to wet containment systems.
January 2015
Different material and design combinations offer application-specific advantages.
August 2014
July 2014
First of a Two-Part Series
April 2014
Pete Petrunich retires as technical director after 17 years but leaves a legacy of education and high quality standards.
April 2014
The construction, seals and protective monitoring contribute to the motor’s ability to operate in and under water.
March 2014
Do I really need to use a torque wrench?
December 2013
What are pressure seals, and how do they work?
November 2013
How do I get maximum performance from my packing?
September 2013
What should I do about flange face damage: accept, repair or replace?
July 2013
How does lubrication affect fastener torque and resultant tension?
June 2013
How can packing solve my difficult sealing problem?
May 2013
How can injectable sealants solve my sealing problems?
April 2013
What are grooved metal gaskets, and where are they applied?
How do you determine the primary cause(s) of mechanical seal failure?
September 2004