5 Steps for Achieving Stuffing Box Reliability
Compression packing is a common sealing technology used to prevent leakage in pumps and valves. Stuffing box reliability depends on proper packing selection, installation, operation, and maintenance.
According to a recent article on PlantServices.com by Chuck Tanner, following several best practices can help you increase the life and effectiveness of your compression packing. Adhering to the five steps detailed in the article helps teams reduce downtime and excessive leakage.
5 Steps for Stuffing Box Reliability
According to Tanner, these best practices also help ensure that equipment in your plant meets requirements for plant water use and effluent discharge.
- Choose the most effective base fiber and fiber treatment
- Install packing correctly
- Observe effective maintenance processes
- Keep in mind that packing requirements may change as process parameters change
- Timing of packing replacement
Infographic: “5 Steps for Reliable Packing Performance”
“By adhering to the five best practices described in this infographic, plant teams can all but eliminate excessive leakage caused by improper packing installation. They will reduce equipment downtime and have more reliable packing performance.”
Read the full article on PlantServices.com for an in-depth review of these five steps and the role they play in achieving stuffing box reliability.