Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

How to Select the Right Seal Technology

Industry News

How to Select the Right Seal Technology

In a recent podcast, sealing expert Chuck Tanner discussed the application factors and environmental compliance requirements needed to decide. Lori Ditoro, SEPCO

Regardless of a pump system’s age, if the process fluid changes—the pH, temperature, makeup (solids content/viscosity) or pressure—the seal technology may need to change. In new plants, these same parameters are used by plant and maintenance managers to decide what seal technology to specify.

In a February 2019 Rooted in Reliability podcast, SEPCO Director of Market Development Chuck Tanner joined host James Kovacevic, principal instructor with Eruditio to discuss:

  • The different sealing technologies
  • Why one technology is chosen instead of another
  • How end users can make the technology change if needed

Mechanical Seal

Compression packing is the most frequently used and oldest sealing technology available. However, packing must leak for optimal operation and to prevent premature failure. If environmental compliance requires that the fluid not leak, a mechanical seal or other technology must be used. If lubrication reliability is the application, a bearing isolator is the direction to take. When sealing slurries or powders, an air seal is often the ideal choice.

For more, check out the Rooted in Reliability podcast, which is available for download at Accendo Reliability or at HP Reliability.

Lori Ditoro is content marketing manager for Sealing Equipment Products Company (SEPCO). SEPCO is a global sealing solutions provider based in Alabaster, Alabama. With a history of providing quality fluid and dry sealing components, SEPCO manufactures pump and valve packing, mechanical seals, gasket materials, high-performance plastics, air seals, and bearing isolators.

Related Articles

Related Whitepapers

Expansion Joint Expertise Improves Industrial Wastewater System Reliability

The majority of industries have wastewater treatment plants. Government agencies and local governments require these facilities to meet pretreatment requirements. Pretreatment rules were enacted to prevent…

How to Decrease Oil Changes with Bearing Isolators [Inforgraphic]

Learning how to decrease oil changes can be time- and money-saving. Oil life can be long if contamination is eliminated, which is easier said than…

Synchronous Machines Are The Optimal Choice For Heavy Industry

TECO-Westinghouse experience assures superior performance and reliability For over a century, Westinghouse has been the pacesetter in the design and production of electric machines for heavy…

Why FLEXXORs Are Designed Differently

J. Hilbert Anderson, President of Coupling Corporation of America, discusses some of the reasons why FLEXXORs are designed differently from all other flexible couplings, and…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join the #PumpTalk Community

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Empowering Pumps & Equipment, 2205-C 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact