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   Installation Position of a Heat Exchanger with API Plan 21 and Plan 23


In this post, learn why heat exchangers should be installed vertically with API Plan 21 and 23. There are two API Seal Environmental Control Plans used to keep seals cool and clean in high temperature water applications: API Plan 21 (Cooled Discharge Recirculation) provides cooling to the seal with high flush flow rate capabilities by […]





How to Select the Best Barrier / Buffer Fluid [Double Seals: Part 4]


In this post on double seals, Part 4, we discuss how to choose the type of barrier / buffer fluid that is best for your double seal application. [So far in our Double Seals series, we addressed the overall benefits of double or dual seals (Part 1); various set-up configurations (Part 2); and double seal support […]




 Support Plans for Double/Dual Mechanical Seals [Double Seals: Part 3]



Controlling the environment surrounding a seal is the single best way to extend the life of that seal. In Part 3 of our series on Double/Dual Mechanical Seals we take a look at the best piping plans/support systems to put in place to increase seal/equipment reliability and reduce energy/water costs. For any mechanical seal to perform […]




  5 Key Features of Good Mechanical Seal Design


Mechanical seals come in a wide variety of designs. These designs differ in the way they are driven, the choice of secondary seals, and the location of the springs. Mechanical seals have all been designed to meet certain criteria in terms of application, cost, fit, ease of installation, and capability to seal. There are, however, a […]




Mechanical Seals & Equipment Conditions—Basic Rules


Does the condition of the equipment affect the life and performance of the mechanical seal? The answer is yes. Equipment conditions play a very important part in determining overall seal life and reliability. Typically: Mechanical seals are installed onto a rotating shaft and designed to prevent visual leakage Two highly polished, spring-loaded “seal faces” come in […]




 6 Ways to Improve Electric Motor Lubrication for Better Bearing Reliability

Learn best lubrication practices for extending the life of electric motors.