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Introduction to Mechanical Seals

Introduction to Mechanical Seals

This is the first lesson in the Mechanical Seals Course. The lesson explains the purpose and basic components of mechanical seals. The participant is instructed in the identification and characteristics of materials commonly used to make seal faces and seal hardware, and to understand the limitations

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Course Overview

The Mechanical Seals course consists of four lessons designed for persons with a basic understanding of the operation and maintenance of pumps, agitators, and rotating equipment. The lessons in this course train participants to work effectively with mechanical seals. The functions, operation, and repair of common mechanical seals are demonstrated. The course presents specific procedures for failure analysis and identification, seal removal, disassembly, reassembly, and installation

Module Overview

This is the first lesson in the Mechanical Seals Course. The lesson explains the purpose and basic components of mechanical seals. The participant is instructed in the identification and characteristics of materials commonly used to make seal faces and seal hardware, and to understand the limitations.

Module Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of mechanical seals.
  • Identify the basic components of a mechanical seal.
  • Identify the types of materials commonly used to make seal faces and elastomers.
  • Describe the characteristics of materials commonly used to make seal faces.
  • Identify the types of materials commonly used to make seal hardware.
  • Describe the characteristics of materials commonly used to make seal hardware.
  • Identify the primary sealing points of a mechanical seal.
  • Identify the secondary sealing points of a mechanical seal.
  • Identify the characteristics and limitations of mechanical seals.
  • Describe the characteristics of packing.
  • Identify applications in which packing is installed to control process leakage.
  • Explain when packing should be replaced by a mechanical seal.
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