Category Archives: Gland Packing Conversions
MORE PICS of another Gold Coast City Council pump converted to cartridge mechanical seals.
Gland Packing vs Cartridge Mechanical Seal
An end face cartridge mechanical seal, also referred to as a mechanical face seal but typically simply as a mechanical seal, is a kind of seal made use of in rotating devices, such as pumps, mixers, blowers, and compressors. Earlier pump designs made use of mechanical packing (otherwise understood as Gland Packing) to seal the shaft.
GOLD COAST City Council chose Anthony Butler of Select Seals to convert all their pumps from using gland packing to now run using cartridge mechanical seals.
This Warman Pump has now been running more efficiently and reliably for 4 years.
THIS GOLD COAST City Council pump was converted from gland packing to SEPCO XRS SPLIT SEAL
Cartridge Mechanical Seals Are The Modern Alternative
Cartridge seals are self-contained systems including a shaft sleeve, seal, and gland plate. The system is fitted onto the pump shaft as a constructed assembly, and no further fitting is needed.
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Aramid Fibre– Properties and Applications
Aramid fiber is an aromatic polyamide, much better known by trade names such as Kevlar Â® (DuPont) and Twaron® (Teijin Twaron). Many various grades are offered, with properties to match numerous applications, especially the aerospace and military markets. The fundamental bond strength of the molecules is exploited within Aramid fibers, due to the prevalent orientation of particles along the fiber axis.
THIS SOUTHERN Cross Vertical Pump was recently converted from gland packing to a cartridge mechanical seal.
Our Engineering Department specially designed and manufactured a custom cartridge mechanical seal for this specific application.
Mechanical Seals for:
- Centrifugal Pumps
- Slurry Pumps
- Submersible Pumps
- Mixers & Agitators