Leakage in a Centrifugal Pump

How to Respond to Mechanical Seal Leakage in a Centrifugal Pump

In order to understand centrifugal pump leakage, it’s important to first understand the basic operation of a centrifugal pump. As the flow enters through...
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....

Getting the Most Out of PTFE Diaphragms: Part 2 of 2

There are two grades of PTFE that can be used in the manufacture of diaphragms: conventional (homopolymer) and modified (copolymer). The lowest performing grade...
Thermoplastics in Fluid Handling

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...
API Seal Flush Plan-11

Solving the API Seal Flush Plan-11 Venting Issue

One of the pumps I am handling in my current project is an OH2 self-venting centrifugal pump. It is designed for a capacity of...
Gas Odorization

Handling the Pressure of Gas Odorization

In accordance with worksheet G 280 of the DVGW, gases supplied using public lines must have an adequate warning odor added to them so...
Refrigerant System

Advanced Gasket Formulation Helps Refrigerant Systems Keep Their Cool

In the late nineteenth century, Olin J. Garlock devised a better way to seal piston rods in steam engines. Since then sealing materials have...
thermal Colossus liner hanger system

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...
Storm

The Quiet Storm

Lubrication is the lifeblood of industrial machinery. Whether it is pumps, motors, or other high-end equipment, the demands of constant use common in industrial...
Mechanical Seal Leakage in NGL Pipeline Pumps

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

In part one, the normal and excessive leakage rates of mechanical seals were discussed based on the monitoring function of API piping plan 76....