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

A History Lesson of the Falk Gearbox – How are they Related to Beer?

Falk Gearbox It’s no secret that Falk gearbox parts have powered some of the world’s largest machinery for more than a century. But what most folks don’t realize is that the manufacturer’s legacy was built upon a river of beer. That’s right. Before the Falk  family made its name in the power transmission industry, German immigrant Franz … Continue reading A History Lesson of the Falk Gearbox – How are they Related to Beer?

Using Tekleen Filters for Seawater Filtration on Cruise Ships

1. Using Filtered Water for Ballast Water Exchange Filtered sea water from a ship’s ballast can be released back into the sea, eliminating the potential of unloading non-native and often invasive plants and animals where they don’t belong. Many cruise lines are using on-board filtration to clean their bilge water during the ballast water exchange. … Continue reading Using Tekleen Filters for Seawater Filtration on Cruise Ships

Garlock Case Study: Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD®

Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD® ISO-GARD bearing isolators offer exceptional bearing protection for pumps, motors, and bearing supported industrial equipment under the harshest conditions. ISO-GARD products are constructed using a filled PTFE material which provides excellent chemical resistance. INDUSTRY Food – Poultry Processing CUSTOMER A diversified food processing company, with facilities located throughout the US. BACKGROUND The customer … Continue reading Garlock Case Study: Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD®

Compression Packing: A Look Beyond the Standard Stuffing Box

Compression Packing How this application fits as a versatile solution. Stem packing is a familiar product. The most common type is braided compression packing. Braided packing is used in a wide range of applications. Depending on the service, construction materials can be as diverse as plants or animal derivatives, mineral fibers or synthetic plastics and even … Continue reading Compression Packing: A Look Beyond the Standard Stuffing Box

A Guide to Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals

Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals Evaluate properties of rubber during installation and seal life. Elastomers (or rubbers) are a ubiquitous family of materials whose use stretches across nearly the entire range of mechanical seal designs.  From plant-sourced natural rubber, so named by John Priestly in 1770 for its utility in rubbing away pencil graphite, to … Continue reading A Guide to Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals