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Why Does My Pump Keep Blowing Seals? - Getting Longer Life From Pump Mechanical Seals

The primary objective of the webinar is to identify how to improve reliability of mechanical seals.  Appropriate selection of seals and flush plans with an understanding of process implications should drastically reduce the number of seal failures.

Participants will gain up-to-date information and practical understanding of the operation of mechanical seals and appropriate flush plans.

Mechanical seals for pump applications will be addressed along with a review of API standard flush plans.  How and why to select the appropriate plan and why we get into trouble when the wrong plan and / or the wrong seal is selected.

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Webinar Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the different types of seals

  2. Learn about selection, operation and maintenance strategies for mechanical seals

  3. Be able to troubleshoot seal problems

  4. Understand how seals are fitted

  5. Have an understanding of API flush plans

What Will Attendees Learn?

  1. The theory of operation of mechanical seals

  2. API specifications for various types of seals

  3. Many of the reasons why seals fail

  4. How flush plans and pump operations may be used as reliability mitigations.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is directed towards Supervisors, Team Leaders and Engineers in
Engineering, Maintenance and Production. The seminar will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on seal technology, judge the suitability of different types of seals for their needs, and learn how to operate and maintain them for the benefit of their organisations.

About the Presenter

MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has extensive engineering and management experience in the oil and gas sector. He rose to a senior position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening a worldwide engineering consultancy based in England and a senior position in a global training enterprise. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering from a solid business foundation. Ron is experienced in a variety of maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to a large multi-national corporation working in the oil and gas industry. Ron has also undergone specialized training on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and ultrasonics. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine). Ron is currently Technical Director of Facilities Training for PetroSkills with special responsibility for Mechanical Engineering training.


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