Avoiding Pump Packing Failures

Avoiding Pump Packing Failures

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When dealing with pumps, a packing failure can be devastating. In fact, a pump packing failure can lead to an unscheduled plant shutdown. The cleanup that's involved with such a failure can also cost you tons of money and resources. When considering the potential impact of this failure, it's more important than ever to ensure that your pump doesn't experience a packing failure. Below are a few things you should consider to help avoid a failure. Importance of Proper Packing The first step is to ensure that you're selecting the right packing for your pump. Check which packing meets the parameters of your pump system. This includes making sure that your packing can handle the shaft-speed, temperature ranges and fluid compatibility. Once you confirm that the packing meets the requirements,…
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