Workshop: Mechanical Seal Reliability & Troubleshooting

In this hour workshop hosted by Brian Kalfrin Senior Engineering Manager – North America- John Crane will give an overview of some of the critical aspects required to optimize seal performance. Topics include mechanical seal introduction failure analysis and troubleshooting


Brian Kalfrin is a Senior Regional Engineering Manager with John Crane in Pasadena, Texas with 20 years of experience with mechanical seals and related systems. He is responsible for engineering expertise within the North American Region for John Crane. His duties include design engineering oversight, analysis, and recommendation formulation to address challenging problem applications, along with design evaluation of existing and proposed mechanical seals utilizing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software.


He is also responsible for training of both customers and John Crane personnel in both mechanical seal application and troubleshooting. Brian is a member of the Texas A&M International Pump Users Symposium Advisory Committee, the API 682 Task Force currently working on the 5th Edition, and a degreed Mechanical Engineer with a BSME from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.


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