PTFE Teflon Coated Packing

PTFE or Teflon-coated packing is one of the industry’s most common valve packing styles. PTFE fibers have a very high resistance to chemicals, making them an excellent choice for sealing valves and rotating equipment. What is PTFE packing? Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Teflon packing is a joint sealant that offers chemical compatibility for applications across many … Continue reading "PTFE Teflon Coated Packing"

Bearing Isolators: An Expert Guide

Bearing isolators are a more recent development in seal technology, a protective measure to replace traditional seals on bearings within rotating equipment. As higher performing equipment was needed to survive harsher environments, so were better protections for the bearings. This led to innovation in the form of bearing isolators. A Quick Introduction to Bearings Bearings … Continue reading "Bearing Isolators: An Expert Guide"

Articles Feature Air Seals and High-Performance Plastic Valve Components

Air Seals were recently featured in the print edition a trade magazine as a solution for reliability in the powder and bulk solids industry.

The Benefits of Air Seals

There are certain applications that are much more challenging to seal than others, mainly equipment that handles slurries and coarser materials. When these products come into contact with traditional mechanical seals, they cause excessive wear and can even shift the seals out of alignment.  Air seals are a specialized type of mechanical seal, designed to … Continue reading "The Benefits of Air Seals"

Slurry Pump Provider Discusses Benefits of Packing Installation Tool

GIW prides itself in making every stage of pump maintenance easy to learn, easy to complete, and safe. The team accomplishes this by partnering with expert engineers and useful industry tools that offers customers greater insight into their pumps’ inner workings. Effective pump packing installed with a packing installation tool is one area of focus. This led … Continue reading "Slurry Pump Provider Discusses Benefits of Packing Installation Tool"

Component or Cartridge Seals – Choosing the Right Seal for your industrial application

Mechanical seals can be found everywhere in all industrial processes and applications! Finding the right one, however, is important. The right mechanical seal will ensure that your equipment operates smoothly, without needing constant (and costly) replacement.

Learn How to Install Pump Packing like a Pro. [Webinar]

Watch this webinar to learn how to install pump packing like a pro.

Meet Sealing and Reliability Experts at TPS 2022!

SEPCO will exhibit at the 2022 Turbomachienry & Pump Symposia (TPS) September 12-15 in Houston, Texas, at Booth 1215. What Is TPS? TPS is a vital industry event that offers an open forum for the exchange of ideas between rotating equipment engineers and technicians. For nearly half a century, TPS has been known for its … Continue reading "Meet Sealing and Reliability Experts at TPS 2022!"

Industry Podcast Discusses Choosing the Correct Seal for Your Application

You likely know that seals are crucial in containing machine fluids and preventing contamination. And there are different types of seals in the market such as traditional packing, mechanical seals, air seals, and other seals that keep bearing hoses working properly. But do you know which type of seals to use in particular industry applications?

How Proper Sealing Techniques Block Powder Leakage from Rotating-Shaft Equipment

This blog post recaps how a article discussed how the right shaft seals keep pumps, mixers, blenders, and agitators turning and leak-free.