The Hydraulic Institute, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, announced the schedule of the 2012 Mechanical Seals Webinar Series, beginning March 29. A free supplemental webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency will be held on March 15.

Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in a noncommercial educational forum. HI technical webinar participants can receive up to four professional development hour credits after completion of each live webinar.

The schedule is as follows:

  • March 29, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 1: Mechanical Seals - Types and Operating Principles
    Section 1 explains how a mechanical seal works and gives an overview of the most common seal types. The objectives are to give the student a good understanding of how leakage, friction and wear of the materials interact and why many different seal types are used in pumps, agitators and compressors. Presenter: Eric Vanhie, EagleBurgmann.


  • April 12, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 2: Mechanical Seals Construction and Design
    Section 2 will cover different design features used in common seals. This section will explain the strengths and weaknesses of various design options and impact of design features on seal performance. Presenter: Mike Huebner, Flowserve.


  • April 26, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 3: Mechanical Seals - Installation, Connections - Commissioning
    Section 3 will cover mechanical seals used in rotary equipment, basic preparation and standards as well as support-system piping plans promoting longer seal life and more. Presenter: Eric Boyce, John Crane.


  • May 11, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 4: Mechanical Seals - Seal Environment and Failure Analysis
    Section 4 covers how to improve material selection, installation and operating procedures, environmental controls, seal design and much more. Presenter: Henri Azibert, A.W. Chesterton Co.


  • To register for the 2012 Mechanical Seals Webinar Series, visit http://estore.pumps.org/Webinars-C28.aspx. Click here to register for the free supplemental webinar on March 15. You can register for the entire series or for individual sessions. Registration for the series is $295. Individual sessions are $100 each.

    For more information about the webinar series, contact Kathy Doran at kdoran@Pumps.org or Jon Wilcox at jwilcox@Pumps.org.

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