John Crane Introduces New Global Standardized Plan 54 Designed to Fit a Wide Range of Challenging, Dual Pressurized Seal Applications

CHICAGO (May 12, 2021) — John Crane, a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries, today announced the launch of its new Global Standardized Plan 54 (GS 54), an API Plan 54 support system designed to fit a wide range of challenging, dual pressurized seal applications.

The new GS 54 uses best-practice design to provide clean, cooled and filtered barrier fluid, optimal seal performance and pump up-time, and supports API Plan 54 standards for leakage prevention. In tough and technically challenging processes where reliability is a prerequisite, the API Plan 54 support system provides a standard solution, removing avoidable complexity from the design and selection process. Applicable for challenging applications in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, and other high purity industries, the support system’s pre-engineered design offers high reliability and expedited customer delivery.

“For our customers requiring a controlled seal environment, GS 54 provides benefits that include a short lead time pressurized seal support system at a competitive price, and best-practice design for increased reliability and safety,” said Product Line Director, Systems, Ian Smedley. “The GS 54 fits a wide range of challenging, dual pressurized seal applications, and our customers can count on long-term reduced maintenance and operating costs from a trusted partner.”

Designed with a focus on operational efficiency and reliability, features of the new booster include:

  • Streamlined design to minimize footprint and obstruction
  • System reservoir that provides a nominal volume of 30 gallons (114 liters) of barrier fluid
  • Filter housing with 10 micron filter elements
  • Shell-and-tube, water-cooled designed heat exchanger

Additional information about John Crane’s Global Standardized Plan 54, including product features and specifications, can be found here >


About John Crane
John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Global reported revenue for fiscal year 2020 was in excess of $1 billion USD. John Crane is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

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