How to Choose the Right Seal Face Technology to Overcome Processing Challenges


  • Brian Kalfrin, P.E., Regional Engineering Manager at John Crane
  • Jack Bagain, P.E., Mechanical Engineer at John Crane
  • Kevin Parker, Moderator, CFE Media & Technology

The Challenge: Improving Seal Face Lubrication for Increased Reliability

During industrial processing operations, every mechanical seal application experiences its own unique set of challenges often including inadequate seal face lubrication, high heat generation, and dry-running conditions. These issues can cause leakage, unplanned equipment downtime and sometimes even catastrophic equipment failure which can negatively impact operations and profitability. Mean time between repair (MTBR) of mechanical shaft seals can be frequent in these harsh conditions, which means that your maintenance costs go up and equipment run time goes down, not to mention the increased cost of catastrophic equipment failure and unplanned downtime.

Learning Objectives:

This webcast provides insights and real-world case studies that you can learn from and implement in your own plant, mine, or mill for improved results.

  • Address intermittent dry running conditions
  • Overcome poor lubricating fluids
  • Process liquids above their atmospheric boiling point
  • Process abrasive slurries
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Minimize leakage and water waste
  • Improve the reliability of rotating equipment to achieve productivity and environmental goals.
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