Upgrade from Pump Packing to Mechanical Seals

Mechanical sealing conserves water, improves energy efficiency, and minimizes environmental impact The environmental performance of products and processes in all industrial sectors increasingly is cause for critical inspection, with sustainability, conservation of natural resources, and reduced environmental contamination concerns influencing equipment design and selection. Many industrial processes can be addressed to improve sustainability and minimize … Continue reading Upgrade from Pump Packing to Mechanical Seals

Your Seal Pump Just Failed and Production is at a Stop… Now What?

Can your Facility Afford Extra Downtime? Introducing the new CartexExpress Rapid Ship Program! Fast delivery for Cartex mechanical seals is available (if necessary) when an order is received by 12pm CST. Not familiar with Cartex by EagleBurgmann? Cartex Mechanical Seals are engineered to provide the extra margin of performance. EagleBurgmann’s mechanical seals are designed with … Continue reading Your Seal Pump Just Failed and Production is at a Stop… Now What?

H75VN Mechanical Seal for Cumene Pump Station

Retrofitting a Pump with an EagleBurgmann H75VN Cumene, the common name for isopropylbenzene, is an aromatic hydrocarbon and a colorless liquid under atmospheric conditions with a characteristic smell. It is a component of crude oil and refined fuels and is mainly used in the production of phenol. The Problem Ineos in Gladbeck and Degussa in … Continue reading H75VN Mechanical Seal for Cumene Pump Station

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

Gaskets for High-Density Polyethylene Flanges

Recent gasket failures in flanged joints of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) piping. Problem HDPE piping joints are typically thermal fusion welded joints, but flanges may also be used. When flanges are used, an HDPE flange adapter with a metal backing ring is fused to HDPE piping, as shown in Figure 1. The HDPE flange adapters … Continue reading Gaskets for High-Density Polyethylene Flanges

Six Reasons Bearing Isolators Leak Lubricant

A Lubrication Leak Doesn’t Always Mean a Seal Failure A well-known technique for increasing pump reliability is sealing the bearing housing with non-contacting bearing isolators rather than contact seals. Because contact seals use contact as their sealing method, they have a more limited life expectancy, since they can wear at the point of contact or … Continue reading Six Reasons Bearing Isolators Leak Lubricant