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Edgardo Miranda Tirado
02-24-2014 02:28 AM

Advantages/disadvantages of sealing slurry pumps with mechanical seals

Energy: a mechanical seal consumes 7% a braided packing
Water saving: a double mechanical seal with API plan 53 can consume 10 gallons a year, a braided packing thousands of gallons of water.
The mechanical seal for pulp with API plan costs about $ 20,000 for 2 "shaft.
A mechanical seal requires skilled labor.