Packing Material Use and Installation

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the need for pump and valve packing
  • Identify types of packing and explain variables considered in packing selection
  • Describe components of packing glands
  • Explain typical procedures for removal of pump and valve packing
  • Explain typical installation procedures for pump packing and valve packing

Course overview

Packing is a flexible, rope-like material used to seal pump shafts and valve stems. It prevents process fluid from leaking out and/or air from leaking in. Understanding how pump and valve packing works helps technicians perform effectively.

The Packing Material Use and Installation training course describes what packing is. It identifies common packing designs, components, and construction. This online course explains general procedures for installing and removing packing from pumps and valves. It covers:

  • Packing basics
  • Packing material selection
  • Packing glands
  • Removing packing
  • Installing packing in a pump
  • Installing packing in a valve

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

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