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Ever Specified the Wrong Seal?

Posted August 17, 2011 8:36 AM

A recent WaterWorld magazine article describes six mechanical-seal configurations for pumps, stressing that engineers must understand how each works in order to select the right one for the application. Have you ever used the wrong seal and learned from your mistake?

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08/17/2011 10:07 PM

This is a good article on seal types. In like vein, an article on API (American Petroleum Institute) standardized seal types would also be useful.

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08/18/2011 3:03 AM

Specifying the wrong seal can give catastrophic results, watch this important video on seal damage here.

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08/18/2011 11:22 AM

Sorry, anything that makes me laugh like that has to be worth a GA.

Seriously, the closest I came to specifying the wrong seal was when the buyers interfered, thinking they knew better and could save a few pennies with an alternative seal. We rescued the situation just in time.

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08/18/2011 5:30 PM

Thanks, its an old favorite of mine too.......

I hope everyone else enjoyed this classic joke too......

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08/25/2011 12:17 AM

Yes, certainly a good one........I remember hearing that one many moons ago.

..........and it can still raise a laugh.

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