Vesconite Pump Application Case Studies

Thermal Power Station Condensate Pump Texas, USA – A thermal power station required a high-wearing, low maintenance bearing alternative for a condensate pump assembly. The line shaft and pump bowl bearings used in this vertical spindle pump operate in pure water conditions at a temperature ranging between 30˚C and 60˚C (86°F to 140°F). Removal and maintenance cost … Continue reading Vesconite Pump Application Case Studies

Protect Pump Bearings with the Orion BPD

The Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology and is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device offered. The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has … Continue reading Protect Pump Bearings with the Orion BPD

Non-metallic Bearings for Pumps

Non-metallic bearings may not be the best answer in every case but have been an excellent choice for many applications worldwide. In general, these product-lubricated bearings preclude additional contaminants (oils, greases) infiltrating the pumped fluid. Materials Non-metallic bearing materials include rubbers, synthetic rubbers (elastomers), plastics, graphite based materials, ceramics and lignum vitae. Thordon XL, Thordon … Continue reading Non-metallic Bearings for Pumps

Which Bearing Material is Best for Your Pumps

Thordon Bearings is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, long lasting bearings that require no oil or grease.  Thordon is recognized around the world as the bearing material of choice for thousands of pump repair shops, OEM’s and end users. Thordon’s abrasive wear rates far outperform all the other “standard” bearing materials, such as … Continue reading Which Bearing Material is Best for Your Pumps

The Benefits of Thordon Vertical Pump Bearings

Gallagher Fluid Seals is the northeast and Mid-Atlantic distributor for Thordon Vertical Pump Bearings. These bearings are among the many offerings from Thordon, a Canada-based manufacturer of high-performance, non-metallic journal bearing solutions. In addition to providing solutions to the marine, hydro-turbine, offshore oil, and other industries, Thordon designs and manufactures a complete line of grease … Continue reading The Benefits of Thordon Vertical Pump Bearings

[Video] Installation of Large Size Radial Shaft Seals

Installing Radial Shaft Seals Radial shaft seals, also known as lip seals, are used to seal rotary elements, like a shaft or rotating bore. Hydraulic pump seals, axle seals, valve stem seals, or strut seals are the most common examples the average person would recognize. Radial shaft seals are used in a variety of applications … Continue reading [Video] Installation of Large Size Radial Shaft Seals

How to Investigate Compression Packing Failure Modes

Over-tightening, excessive speed and improper installation can cause a system to falter. In many respects, troubleshooting and failure analysis of compression packing materials is similar to the investigation of a crime scene. A good investigator knows how to gather clues from many different sources and put them together to understand what has happened. A good … Continue reading How to Investigate Compression Packing Failure Modes

The Perfect Wave; The Gerromatic Rotary Seal

Gear motors, pumps and stirring units keep process material in constant motion in the process industry’s production facilities. A large number of shaft seals are used at drive shafts to keep liquids securely within the equipment. But leaks may be more likely to occur if the pressure acting on the seals becomes too great. Freudenberg … Continue reading The Perfect Wave; The Gerromatic Rotary Seal

Contamination Control for Power Generation

Coal fired power generation plants produce electricity making conveniences of modern life possible. The process and environment from which power flows is challenging for equipment. Water and coal dust are ever present. This combination of moisture and dust are the two most common avoidable contaminates found in lubricants. For this environment, the Air Sentry® X … Continue reading Contamination Control for Power Generation

BLUE-GARD 3300 for Refrigeration

In the late nineteenth century, Olin J. Garlock devised a better way to seal piston rods in steam engines. Since then sealing materials have been developed for various industrial applications. Over the years, different manufacturing processes such as calendering and beater addition have improved the performance of fiber sheet gaskets for these applications; however, design … Continue reading BLUE-GARD 3300 for Refrigeration