A chemical plant in northeastern Ohio could not keep their brine pumps sealed. The plant had been using titanium double mechanical seals on their ANSI pumps, but time and again the corrosive brine destroyed the $1,500 seals within 6 weeks of installation.
With 11 pumps on the brine system, the plant was spending over $100,000 a year on seals alone. As significant as that cost was, it paled in comparison to the lost operating time and potential health and safety issues.
The plant turned to Garlock for a solution and agreed to test the Hydra-Just® rotary seal. The results speak for themselves; the Garlock Hydra-Just® seal provided two to three times the service life as the titanium double mechanical seal and did so at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, it made for a safer workplace and substantially increased production uptime. As a matter of fact, the Hydra-Just® seal has worked so well that the plant is now using it on all 11 brine pumps.
For Industrial Pumping Applications with High Potential for Water Consumption
The Garlock Hydra-Just® is a leak free, no dilution Engineered Sealing System designed for industrial pumping applications with high potential for water consumption reduction. This system not only provides water and energy savings, it can withstand conditions in which mechanical seals would wear prematurely and have catastrophic failure. The unique HYDRA-JUST® design allows it to survive system upsets, just as the seal’s chemical and abrasion resistant components allow it to excel in your toughest applications. Additionally, the excellent heat dissipation properties enable the seal to be maintained with as little as two (2) U.S. gallons per hour.
- Slurries, non-clarified media
- Replacement for mechanical seals
- Bottom outlet devices
- Kaymr digesters
- General industry