WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A MECHANICAL SEAL
When deciding on the correct type of seal for your operation, the type of application, temperature and fluid makeup are factors. If the proper seal isn’t used, it can lead to the loss of functionality in your pumping process, complete breakdowns and expensive repairs. To avoid these pump damage and failures, consider the following factors when determining the correct pump seals.
MECHANICAL PUMPING PROCESS
THE MOST COMMON STYLES OF MECHANICAL PUMPS
MECHANICAL SEALS FOR CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS
Pump seal types vary greatly, but there are a few common seals that are most commonly used. These include balanced and unbalanced seals, conventional seals, pusher and non-pusher seals and cartridge seals.
BALANCED AND UNBALANCED
A balanced mechanical seal is where the faces are engineered in such a way that they allow more liquid lubrication between the faces. Balanced mechanical seals are well suited for conditions with higher operating pressures, typically over 200 PSIG.
CONVENTIONAL MECHANICAL SEALS FOR PUMPS
Due to the low cost, conventional seals are often installed on standard service equipment. However, the trade-off is these seals require more expertise to maintain.
PUSHER AND NON-PUSHER
MECHANICAL SEALS FOR PUMPS
Pusher seals deploy one to multiple springs to sustain the forces against the mechanical seal faces.Pusher-type seals have excellent performance at extreme pressures but have a drawback because the seal faces can be prone to wear.
CARTRIDGE PUMP SEALS
Cartridge-type mechanical seals for pumps use a single-assembly housing for all of the seal’s components. This dramatically reduces the potential for mistakes, damage and time wasted during assembly.
EVALUATING CENTRIFUGAL PUMP MECHANICAL SEALS
There are several types of mechanical seals that are suitable for use in centrifugal pumps, including single seals, double seals, and cartridge seals. Proper maintenance and repair of the water pump mechanical seal are crucial to ensure reliable operation and prevent leaks. Over time, the pump water seal may become damaged or worn, leading to decreased performance and increased risk of failure. It is important to have the mechanical seal for the pump inspected regularly and to replace it as needed to ensure that the pump operates at peak efficiency.
Platinum Performance Products For Mechanical Seals For Pumps
Platinum Performance Products provides replacement pump seals that fit the seven major brands of centrifugal pumps, including Paco, Taco, Goulds, Aurora, Bell & Gosset, GOULDS G & L, and Myers. We pride ourselves on manufacturing high-quality pump seals that are designed to withstand the rigors of heavy-duty mechanical pump use.
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