Seal Selection

Seal Selection Dynamic seals are influenced by several factors in their service life. The effect of these factors should be considered when selecting a seal.  Maximum operating speed – The speed or velocity of the media in the system can affect the performance and service life of the seal. The seal sits on a film of…

Rotary Shaft Seal Inspection

ROTARY SHAFT SEAL Among the things to look for when inspecting shaft seals is to check for deteriorated or cracked elastomer. This is a telltale sign that heat is an issue and that maybe you are using the wrong elastomer  Also by verify that the shaft seal is still in place. A  few pumps that…

Seal Suppliers UK

Fairway Seals has been an integral part of the sealing industry since 1977. Fairway Seals has built a reputation for dealing with customer requirements in a friendly and  professional manner. Shipment from our vast stock of sealing products can ensure you get what you require very often the next working day customers can be confident that…

Oil Seals

Oil Seals (rotary shaft seals) are available in metric and imperial sizes. The primary function of an oil seal is to protect and enhance the lifespan of bearing systems by retaining lubricants thereby reducing friction. It is possible to offer various sizes ranging from 6mm to 1000mm on the ID. The standard oil seal will…

For Water and Wastewater Pumps

Because mechanical shaft seal failures are the number one cause of pump downtime, it was decided to dedicate this  to mechanical seal basics. Years ago, most pump shafts were sealed using rings of soft packing, compressed by a packing gland, but this type of shaft seal required a fair amount of leakage just to lubricate…

Rotary seals for abrasive, corrosive applications

Rotary seals for abrasive, corrosive applications   Rotary seals will never displace mechanical seals and conventional compression packing in all process applications. However, Gerry Morgansenior engineer Garlock Sealing Technologies argues they offer a better option in abrasive and corrosive environments. The process industries rely on numerous pumps to perform reliably to maintain plant productivity. To…