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New White Paper – Pump Seal Failures 101: Engineer’s Guide to Them

By | January 3, 2022

If the most common cause of pump downtime is seal failure, it makes sense for MRO professionals to focus on ways to prevent it. Unibloc Pump’s newest white paper on Pump Seal Failures 101 outlines both causes and prevention measures any facility can implement today. 

There are numerous reasons why pump seal failures are bad for productivity – and business overall. While pump seals keep pumps from leaking, various design and operational errors often lead to their breakdown or premature failure, including excessive forces, harsh environments, operation misuse, and poor design choice. 

Leaking pumps are not only a common and frustrating problem for your facility’s productivity but could also lead to unnecessary downtime and expensive repair costs, not to mention the potential regulatory compliance issues.  

Several factors can cause a pump seal failure, but many of them are avoidable. The good news is that, although pump seal failures are a common problem, there are multiple steps that you can take to eliminate common risk factors. With proper seal design, correct pump usage, and regular maintenance, you can minimize the chance of a failure, keep your systems operating and profitable, and prevent seal failures and unnecessary and costly downtime.  

Throughout this White Paper, you will learn: 

  • The Dangers of Pump Seal Failures 
  • How and Why do Pump Seal Failures Occur? 
  • The Main Reasons Why Your Seals Might Be Failing 
  •  How to Prevent Pump Seal Failures 

To learn more about the dangers of seal failures, why they occur, and how to prevent them, read this free white paper today. 

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