Typical API Plan 54 setup

Tackling and Solving Your Mechanical Seal Problems

An actual pump reliability improvement issue might serve as a model for tackling sealing issues in modern refineries. You really don’t have...
Thermal Flow Meter

Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy...
DF-MFLWTI with inserted seal face

The Innovative Sealing Solution for Difficult Media and Conditions of Use: Part 2 of...

Last month, we outlined the sealing challenges facing one of the most state-of-the art chemical facilities in Europe, the TOTAL refinery at...
Innovative Sealing Solution

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...
Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value

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

In one of the three previous parts this series of articles has dealt with the cost to reheat and/or evaporate flush injection...
seal flush liquids

Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value: Part 3 of 4

Although fulfilling the original design intent and functioning as intended, many “traditional” sealing systems found in industrial applications waste considerable amounts of...
Seal Energy Audits and Their Value

Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and Their Value: Part 2 of 4

Part 1 of this 4-part series on “Mechanical Seal Energy Audits and their Value” laid the groundwork for presenting the topic and...
Mechanical Seal Energy Audits

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...

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...
pneumatic pump fitted with a PTFE diaphragm

Getting the Most Out of PTFE Diaphragms

Figure 1: Cutaway view of a pneumatic pump fitted with a PTFE diaphragm. Invented nearly 160 years ago,...