The key to maximizing mechanical seal reliability and minimizing total cost of ownership is in controlling the environment in and around the seal. The standards put forth by API Standard 682 are meant to give you the tools to optimize product temperatures, maximize face lubrication, minimize leakage and reduce emissions.
In most cases, it is not possible to install and utilize every plan that seems applicable. In theory, to maximize seal life you would install the optimum solutions. In reality, you have to consider budget constraints, old equipment, equipment restrictions, lack of familiarity, and conflicting solutions/process compatibility.
This booklet is a tool to help you find the optimum solution for your application. The illustrations are intended to be simple and informative, utilizing straightforward and generic language. We recommend consulting with your PPC Representative to assist you
in maximizing the performance of your mechanical seals at the lowest cost of ownership.