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by Swagelok Northern California

How to Improve API Plan 682 Arrangements for Better Rotating Equipment Reliability

by Morgan Zealear, on 9/1/21 9:00 AM


Mechanical seal failures are one of the most common causes of unplanned outages, but you can avoid pump failure and the costs of repairs and downtime with good seal support system design and installation practices.

Swagelok offers many options for improving seal support system reliability, from simple fittings that reduce leak points to full panel design and installation. This webinar will introduce some of Swagelok’s seal support products and services for improving rotating equipment reliability, including examples of fittings, panels, and skids for a variety of API 682 plans.

What You Will Learn:

  • Most common causes of seal support system failures
  • API tubing recommendations
  • Common issues with specific API plans
  • How fittings can cause leaks and failures
  • How to reduce potential leak points
  • How to prevent clogged orifices
  • Safe thermowell installation solutions
  • Safe seal pot filling solutions
  • Basic seal support system design principles for safety, reliability, and ease of maintenance

Topics Covered:

  • Why Pumps Fail
  • Types of Mechanical Seal Support Systems
  • Overview of API 682 4th Edition
  • Overview of Swagelok Seal Support Systems
  • Swagelok Fittings and Orifices
  • New Installation Considerations
  • Seal Support Panel Arrangement Examples
  • General Safety Improvements
  • Installation Kits
  • Configurable CAD Files

Who Can Benefit:

  • Fabricators
  • Contractors
  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Draftsmen
  • Quality personnel
  • Safety personnel

Next Steps 

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To find out more about how Swagelok Northern California can provide quick solutions to all your seal support system needs with local, onsite support, contact our team today by calling 510-933-6200.

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