Solutions Ahead Blog

    Correcting Improper Performance of Mechanical Seals [Part 2]

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Jul 30, 2015 12:00:00 PM


    Last week we answered some of your most frequently asked questions about mechanical seals, including life expectancy, wet vs. dry, common operating mistakes, symptoms of problematic seal, and the short and long term problems of a leaking seal.  Get up to speed on the discussion by reading the first post if you haven’t already done so.  We’ll continue our discussion about potential seal issues and ways that you can proactively avoid these problems in your equipment. 


    Topics: Mechanical Seals, process optimization

    Correcting Improper Performance of Mechanical Seals [Part 1]

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Jul 23, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    OptiSealThe performance of your mechanical seal is critical to the overall operation of your reactor, so when a seal starts to work improperly it can lead to a number of serious complications. We’ve put together a two-part, Q&A-formatted post that can help you to target the root cause of your seal issue and learn how to troubleshoot leak problems along with some other important wisdom we have to share about seals. 


    Topics: Maintenance, Mechanical Seals, process optimization

    What are the Options for Agitator Seals on a Glass-Lined Reactor?

    Posted by Tom Adams

    Jun 20, 2013 12:00:00 PM

    Mechanical-sealGlass-Lined reactors are used in number of difficult environments.  Some are difficult due to the chemistry of the contents, while others are challenging due to the need to protect the contents from contamination.  In either case, one of the more important areas to pay attention to is the shaft seal on the agitator.  This is the part that prevents the contents of the reactor from escaping during operation, which could cause harm to the environment, the equipment itself, and any personnel in the vicinity.  There are a number of different options for shaft seals and it is important to pick one that matches the requirements of the application.


    Topics: Mechanical Seals, Mixing, Agitation