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Hydraulic Institute & Pump Systems Matter Announce Second Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2012

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Hydraulic Institute & Pump Systems Matter Announce Second Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2012

The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, has announced the second Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2012.  The series will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. A free supplemental webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in a non-commercial educational forum.  Webinar participants can receive up to four professional development hours.  PDH credits are offered after completion of each live webinar.

The following is a schedule for the upcoming Mechanical Seals Webinar Series:

Section 1: Wednesday, October 3, 1:00-2:00 EDT – 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: Tuesday October 9, 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 impact of design features on seal performance.  Mike will discuss seal faces, springs, seal glands, and much more.

Section 3: Wednesday, October 17, 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 promoting longer seal life and more.

Section 4: Wednesday, October 30, 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, environmental controls, seal design and much more.

To register for the 2012 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.

Registration for the free supplemental webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency is also available now.

For more information about the webinar series or to register contact Kathy Doran at kdoran@Pumps.org or Jon Wilcox at jwilcox@Pumps.org.

About the Hydraulic Institute: The Mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to serve the pump industry as a forum for the exchange of information while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org andwww.PumpLearning.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.

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