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A Speedy Solution From SKF For Your Worn Shafts
Monday, August 13, 2018

Using the SKF Speedi-Sleeve to cover a worn area of your shaft is as simple as pushing it into position. There is no need for disassembly or machining, and no special equipment is required, barring a rubber mallet and a pair of pliers. Any special tools needed for installation are supplied. This thin-walled sleeve (0,28mm or 0.011in), developed by SKF, provides a counterface surface that is optimised for radial shaft seals, minimising costly downtime.  ..

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Preventing Mechanical Seal Failure
Monday, February 12, 2018

Mechanical seals are used in pump systems to help join the systems together and prevent leakage of the pumped product, contain pressure, and exclude contamination. A typical system for a simple mechanical seal is comprised of the seal, the stuffing box throat bushing, a liquid flush system, an auxiliary seal and flush, as well as barrier fluid, if necessary. Most modern pump systems are moving more towards mechanical seals as opposed to traditional pump packing and while there are many advantages to using the mechanical method, it does come with its potential failures.  ..

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