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Gland Packing For Modern Applications
Monday, February 26, 2018

Gland packing, like a mechanical seal, is a vital element of pumps and shafts, controlling fluid loss and ensuring the successful operation of mechanical equipment. While mechanical seals may be the more popular choice for most applications, they are a very costly investment and not always the most necessary option. Gland packing is cost-effective, easy to install, and made from readily available materials. It is a method that countless engineering applications still rely on today, particularly if corrosive fluids are being handled as the packing will last far longer than a seal.  ..

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