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Causes and Solutions for Leaking Pump Mechanical Seals

  • October 2020
  • Number of views: 3047
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Gene Vogel
EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

In the beginning, God made water to run freely over the earth. Then Man made pumps to make water run where he wanted it. Then God made leaks. Then Man made pump seals. God laughed. Man continues to struggle with leaking pumps seals.

For those new to pump repair, mechanical seals can be intimidating. It is commonly known that pump mechanical seals are temperamental devices that fail frequently. The fact is, mechanical seals are simple devices that are often misapplied, sometimes installed incorrectly, or perhaps installed on pumps that are not well suited for the application. For many applications, the mechanical seal is robust enough to tolerate less than optimal handling and operating conditions. For more demanding applications, everything must be right.

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