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A diamond in the roughAlthough problem-free pump operation is the primary goal of all pump operators, achieving that goal is not a simple matter. The key components of a pumpmechanical seals, im..
A diamond in the rough
Although problem-free pump operation is the primary goal of all pump operators, achieving that goal is not a simple matter. The key components of a pumpmechanical seals, impellers, couplings, roller bearings and housingsare all subject to wear. Keeping a pump in good working condition is essential for cost-effective and reliable operation of plants and systems. Unplanned downtime can ruin production schedules and adversely affect a facilitys bottom line.Mechanical seals are recognized to be responsible for most pump failures and consequently represent the highest cost for pump repairs. Therefore, reducing the mean time between failure (MT
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