How to Choose the Type of Gasket to Use

Many variables affect the selection of a gasket for a pressure vessel or piping system. Our focus here will be to look at the...
Vespel

Seven Rules for Using Vespel® CR-6100

For the past two decades, pump users have had remarkable success upgrading critically important process pumps with Vespel®, a composite material made with Teflon...
mechanical seal

The Business Case for Mechanical Seals in the Mining Industry

Figure 3: Close-up of a 5-inch Model CDPH (Cartridge-Style Dual) mechanical seal. An overview of mechanical seal experience in the mining industry is conveniently obtained...
SEAL SELECTION

The Business Case for Mechanical Seals in the Mining Industry: Part 2 of 2

Seal performance in slurry services is largely influenced by two parameters: The design of the seal chamber and maintaining proper control of the fluid...
Schlumberger

Rise of the Colossus

The first thermal Colossus liner hanger systems manufactured in Oman are designed to withstand superheated steam at 600 degrees Fahrenheit (316 degrees Celsius) and...
Thermoplastics

The Use of Thermoplastics in Fluid Handling

Thermoplastics are lightweight, averaging a weight of 1/16th of comparable metal materials. The advantages of using thermoplastics in fluid handling applications are constantly being discovered....

Goodbye to Tradition

Oil or grease lubricated bearings and plastic bearings can cause problems for users needing high temperature applications. However, there are alternatives. Metallized Carbon Corporation...
thermoplastics

The Use of Thermoplastics in Fluid Handling: Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this series, we established that thermoplastics present many benefits across a range of industry areas because they are dielectric, exhibit...

The Innovative Sealing Solution for Difficult Media and Conditions of Use: Part 1 of...

The TOTAL refinery at the Leuna chemicals site is one of the most state-of-the art facilities of its type in Europe. It processes over...
Mechanical seal

Environmental Impact of Mechanical Seal Leakage in NGL Pipeline Pumps: Part 1 of 2

Figure 1: Dual unpressurized seal with API plan 76 This article addresses the normal and excessive leakage rates of mechanical seals in main pipeline pumps...