Pump Shaft Seals

Face Materials

Pump Seals come in a wide range of designs however the most important factor.

Face Materials

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In-line Pump Seals

The term In-line seals simply refers to seals that are mounted to a shaft or sleeve.

In-line Pump Seals

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Metal Bellows

Metal bellows mechanical seals feature a bellows core made of one of several types...

Metal Bellows

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PTFE Pump Seals

Mechanical seals often need to be used in chemical applications.

PTFE Pump Seals

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Specifying Pump Seals:

 

Mechanical seals have become increasingly popular in industry. Many companies develop a set of pump seal specifications to make it easier for their people to select one or more seals for an application. The lack of a company specification can cause problems with inventory, installation and interchangeability of seals. Plants are accepting seal components with unidentified materials, making troubleshooting an impossible task for them.

A good company specification for pump seals will include the following:

--                       Pump Seal materials with the widest range of chemical compatibility,

--                       Pump Seals that are easy to install,

--                       Pump Seals with features that make seal repair easy and low cost,

--                       Pump Seals that require the least amount of inventory and spare parts,

--                       Pump Seals that operate over a wide range of temperature, pressure and speed, and

--                       Pump Seal designs that allow the easiest conversion of packed pumps to pump seals. 

A typical plant will use some or perhaps all of the following five types of pump seals: 

•     A single cartridge-mounted balanced seal,

•     A dual cartridge-mounted balanced seal,

•     A balanced outside seal for low pressure applications,

•     A balanced seal installed inside the stuffing box, and

•     Metal bellows pump seals for chemical and high temperature applications