Mechanical Seals Use and Installation

Learning objectives

  • Describe the operation of mechanical seals
  • Recall some advantages and disadvantages of mechanical seals
  • Describe a typical stationary mechanical seal
  • Describe a typical rotating mechanical seal
  • Identify the difference between a balanced and an unbalanced mechanical seal
  • Describe some ways to properly care for mechanical seals
  • Identify some common causes of mechanical seal leakage
  • Explain the steps typically employed to install and remove mechanical seals

Course overview

Mechanical seals are used in installations where leakage from packing type seals is not safe or allowed. For example, mechanical seals are the preferred choice for sealing applications where the process contains hazardous substances such as hydrocarbons, caustics, or acids.

Mechanical seals are also used in high pressure and temperature applications, such as high pressure or temperature pumps, where stuffing boxes and packing cannot offer adequate leak protection. Understand the ways mechanical seals are used and maintained helps a technician more effectively perform their duties.

The Mechanical Seals Use and installation training course describes how mechanical seals work. It identifies the features of commonly used seal types. It also explains proper seal care. This online course focuses on:

  • How mechanical seals work
  • Stationary and rotating mechanical seals
  • Balanced and unbalanced mechanical seals
  • Care and troubleshooting of mechanical seals
  • Mechanical seal removal
  • Mechanical seal installation

Mechanical Seals Use and Installation is part of the Fasteners and Seals training series.

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