Submitted By Dave Stoltenberg, Dredge Rental Specialist with SRS Crisafulli
An in-depth article in the July 2011 issue of WaterWorld describes the wide variety of mechanical seals used for water and wastewater pumps.
The article "Back to Basics: Mechanical Seals for Water and Wastewater Pumps", by Allan R. Budris, notes that mechanical seals are the number one cause of pump failures; it discusses the major types of mechanical seals used for water and wastewater pumps and each style's advantages and disadvantages. Mechanical seal types presented include:
SRS Crisafulli specializes in pumping slurries, sediments, and sludges - all so-called dirty water. We continuously strive to ensure our pumps and dredges are equipped with the best and most long-lasting seals available.