How to Install, Operate, and Maintain Compression Packing Like a Pro

It’s no secret that compression packing is ideal for many process applications. However,  it may not be a favorite tool among plant teams .

stuffing boxWhy Don’t Professionals Like Working with Packing?

Many professionals claim issues that include the bottom packing never getting sealed properly, the packing leaks too much, and packing wears the shaft.

However, what if these issues could be eliminated entirely with simple, but thorough, practices like precise installation and proper operation?

A recent article from sought to help users understand how to install, operate, and maintain packing like a professional.

In this article, readers will find succinct, step-by-step instructions complete with photos on how to not only install compression packing properly and the following:

  • How to operate the equipment properly
  • What to do when shaft deflection occurs
  • How to handle process changes while maximizing stuffing box reliability
  • Maintenance best practices

Watch This Webinar to Learn More

Do you need to obtain stuffing box reliability in your facility? Then you know that a reliable stuffing box depends on a lot of factors. However, one of the most important is proper installation.

Watch the webinar below to learn how to ensure proper ring load, correct lantern ring placement, and minimized stuffing box leakage.

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About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer, editor, and content marketing specialist for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. 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 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