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Cartridge Mechanical Seals Replace Gland Packing

Pump Changed From Gland Packing To Cartridge Mechanical Seal

Pump Changed From Gland Packing To Cartridge Mechanical Seal

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.

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Conversion to Cartridge Mechanical Seal


Pump Before Cartridge Mechanical Seal Installed

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.

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Cartridge Mechanical Seal from Gland Packing


Original before conversion to cartridge mechanical seal

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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OEM Kevlar® Aramid Packing In Stock at Select Seals

Kevlar Gland Packing

WE KEEP the most popular US Quality Brand sizes in stock, ready to ship to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aramid Fibre– Properties and Applications

Aramid fiber is an aromatic polyamide, much better known by trade names such as Kevlar ® (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.

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