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What is a Mechanical Seal?

On our site, you’ll find a wide range of products that can support you with various processes and applications within your daily business operations. A mechanical seal is a useful tool for business owners, but if you aren’t familiar with this part, you might be wondering what it is used for and when you would choose to use this type of seal. As a seal and gasket manufacturer, we are here today to help you discover what is a mechanical seal and whether it’s something that could benefit you. Contact our team today with any questions you have about our products or improving your processes this year.What is a Mechanical Seal and its importance

Mechanical Seals – What Are They?

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the basics of what mechanical seals are and why you would use them. A mechanical seal is a solution that’s used to help contain fluid within vessels, such as pumps or mixers. These vessels usually have a rotating shaft that moves through a stationary part or housing. Of course, this type of machinery comes with the challenge of stopping the fluid from escaping, which is where a mechanical seal comes into play. Mechanical seals are designed to stop a large amount of liquid from escaping, which could either be dangerous or cause damage to the machinery. It also makes your processes much more effective when choosing to use a mechanical seal pump and stop disruption to your work.

A mechanical seal will usually have three different sealing points as part of it. There will be a stationary part that’s fitted to your pump housing using a static seal. You may also want to look at using a gasket or O-ring between these parts, making the seal more effective. On our site, you’ll find a wide range of products designed to support these processes and reduce the chance of leaking or issues occurring. The mechanical seal works as an interface that sits between the rotary and static parts of a seal. These seals can be made from various materials and there are a variety of options designed to fit the needs of many business applications.

The Benefits of Mechanical Seals

Here at SSP UK Ltd, we are always looking to support businesses and help them to improve their business processes. A mechanical seal on pump will offer you a variety of benefits, which is why we encourage you to add a pump seal if you’ve noticed leaks or issues in the past. The most common benefit you’ll experience from mechanical seals is that there is no visible leak, stop dangerous spills or delays to your processes. On top of that, by adding a mechanical seal, you’ll find that there is no damage or reduction in the quality of work from the pump shaft and sleeve. They’ll work in the same way with the added efficiency of reduced leaks as well.

Many business owners notice that maintenance work is reduced when they start using mechanical seals. This is because these seals have inboard springs which adjust when the faces wear. They also have a lightly loaded face which will help to consume less power than when using gland packing. A common concern with this type of process is bearing contamination. You’ll notice that this is reduced in normal operation thanks to the reduction of lubrication becoming impacted by seal leakage. The plant equipment will also see reduced corrosion, saving maintenance work and money in the long run.

Finally, you’ll typically find that over the upcoming months, you’ll start to notice that you save money by using mechanical seals. As you waste less product, you’ll save money and see the benefits to your overall business operation. Even if it’s just water that you are using, when this is wasted on a regular basis, your bills can still add up. This is the top reason we believe any business owner who is not using mechanical seals already should look at investing in the right ones for their needs. It’s never too late to start making changes to the way in which you run your operation, especially if it will help you to save money in the long term.

Mechanical seals are something that we recommend for various applications to help save product, reduce your operational costs and minimise the chance of dangerous leaks. As you can see, there are many benefits of using mechanical seals, and the sooner you start using them, the more you’ll be able to take advantage of these features. Our team will be here to help you in selecting mechanical seals and other parts that can support your daily work. Don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions you have about mechanical seals or to discuss any of the products you see on our site.

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