The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, have announced the first Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2013. The series will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. A complimentary webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00pm EST.
Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in a non-commercial educational forum. Webinar series participants can receive up to four professional development hours, one PDH credit per live webinar.
The following is a schedule for the upcoming Mechanical Seals Webinar Series:
Section 1: March 6, 1:00-2:00pm EST – Mechanical Seals – Types and Operating Principles
Presenter: Eric Vanhie, EagleBurgmann
Section 1 explains how a mechanical seal works and gives an overview of the most common seal types. The objectives are to give the student a good understanding of how leakage, friction and wear of the materials interact and why many different seal types are used in pumps, agitators and compressors.
Section 2: March 13, 1:00-2:00pm EDT – Mechanical Seals Construction and Design.
Presenter: Mike Huebner, Flowserve
Section 2 will cover different design features used in common seals. This section will explain the strengths and weaknesses of various design options and the impact of design features on seal performance. Mike will discuss seal faces, springs, seal glands, and more.
Section 3: March 20, 1:00-2:00pm EDT – Mechanical Seals – Installation, Connections — Commissioning
Presenter: Eric Boyce, John Crane
Section 3 will cover 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: March 27, 1:00-2:00pm EDT – Mechanical Seals – Seal Environment and Failure Analysis.
Presenter: Henri Azibert, A.W. Chesterton Company
Section 4 covers how to improve material selection, installation and operating procedures, and environmental controls.
To register for the 2013 Mechanical Seals Webinar Series, visit the webinar section at the HI eStore. Registration is available for the series or for individual sessions. The series fee is $295. Individual sessions are $100 each. As always, HI members receive 25% off retail registration fee.
Registration for the free supplemental webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency is also available now.
About the Hydraulic Institute: The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visitwww.Pumps.org. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website atwww.PumpSystemsMatter.org.
About Pump Systems Matter: Pump Systems Matter (PSM) is an educational initiative created to assist North American pump users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization. PSM’s mission is to provide the marketplace with tools and collaborative opportunities to integrate pump system performance optimization and efficient energy management practices into normal business operations. For more information on PSM, visit www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.