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...

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...
EonCoat

Advanced Anti-Corrosion Coating Utilized on Two North Sea Offshore Platforms

Before EonCoat application In a collaborative effort, designed to improve vital protection of offshore assets, the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen, United...

Know the Warning Signs

The ability to separate “busy at work” from paying attention to the warning signs of rotating machinery may create confusion for some people. The...

Designing Formed Diaphragms for Optimum Performance and Manufacturability

Pumps that utilize a diaphragm for their mechanical force have been used since the mid-nineteenth century, and continue to be utilized in modern pumping...
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...

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...

Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value: Part 1 of 4

Energy Management is critical to operational efficiency. Reviewing energy use in each link of the supply chain of a business can produce significant benefits....

Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships

It would be inappropriate to criticize equitable owner-manufacturer partnerships; however, there is still a need to become more aware of the hidden, long-term adverse...

How to Cost-justify Bearing Housing Protector Seals – Part 1 of 4

Much is known about the negative effects of moisture and particle contamination in process machinery lubricants. Dirt and water ingress often occur because the...