Hydraulic Institute announces first mechanical seals webinar series of 2013

The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, have announced the first Mechanical Seals webinar series of the year. The series will begin on Wednesday, March 6, with an earlier complimentary webinar on sealing system energy efficiency being held on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 P.M. EST.

The Schedule of the webinar series:

  • Section 1: Mechanical Seals – Types and Operating Principles. March 6, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EST.  Presenter: Eric Vanhie, EagleBurgmann.  Explains how a mechanical seal works and give an overview of the most common seal types.
  • Section 2: Mechanical Seals – Construction and Design. March 13, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EDT. Presenter: Mike Huebner, Flowserve. Covers different design features used in common seals and will explain the strengths and weaknesses of various design options and the impact of design features on seal performance.
  • Section 3: Mechanical Seals – Installation, Connections, Commissioning. March 20, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EDT. Presenter: Eric Boyce, John Crane. Covers mechanical seals used in rotary equipment, basic preparation and standards as well as support system piping plans that result in longer seal life.
  • Section 4: Mechanical Seals – Seal Environment and Failure Analysis. March 27, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EDT. Presenter: Henri Azibert, A.W. Chesterton Co. Covers how to improve material selection, installation and operating procedures, and environmental controls.

Participants can receive up to four professional development hours, one PDH credit per live webinar. To register for the series, visit the webinar section at the HI eStore.

Click here to register for the free supplemental webinar on sealing system energy efficiency.

Bill O’Leary

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