Top 10 Reliability Trade Media Articles of 2020




Sharing knowledge is the best way to advance any industry. In that effort, we’ve rounded up our top 10 fluid sealing and reliability articles from trade publications last year. You can also read the articles that we published recently.

Check out this list of the Seal Connect team’s favorite reliability articles of 2020!


  1. “Navigating Pump Curves: A Roadmap to Reliability, Part 1” via Pumps & Systems, Jim Elsey, Summit Pump Inc.
  2. “Seven steps for a successful shutdown” via Plant Engineering, Steve Hall, SEPCO
  3. “Should you benchmark?” via Efficient Plant, Klaus Blache, Reliability & Maintainability Center at the University of Tennessee
  4. “Discover the true reasons for seal failure” via Plant Services, Jack Ferguson, SEPCO
  5. “What Is Manufacturing’s Greatest Challenge?” via Industry Week, Nico Thomas, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  6. “Pump system analysis: Tanks, piping, hoses and everything in between” via Processing, Geoff VanLeeuwen, P.E., Blackmer
  7. “Equipment to streamline snack and bakery ingredient handling” via Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, Ed Finkel
  8. “Silver linings within the COVID cloud” via Smart Industry, Chris McNamara
  9. “Why should I make power monitoring part of my pump sensor program?” via Empowering Pumps & Equipment, Load Controls
  10. “Handling Sensitive Materials with Vacuum” via Powder & Bulk Solids, Julie Whitten, Piab USA Inc.
About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer and editor for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. She is a full-time freelancer and stay-at-home-mom. Before those two big life changes, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Accelix; assistant editor for Grand View Outdoors, publisher of Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Whitetail Journal, Tactical Retailer, and Shooting Sports Retailer; managing editor for Media Solutions, Inc., publisher of Gear Solutions, Wind Systems, and Thermal Processing magazines; assistant editor for MSI; and the editorial intern for B.A.S.S., LLC, publisher of Bassmaster Magazine and Bassmaster.com. In these B2B/B2C roles, Anna Claire developed an appreciation for the industrial sector, as well as the operators and technicians who make up the workforce. You can find her on LinkedIn at bit.ly/ACHowardLI.

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