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Conventional pump stuffing boxes were originally designed to accommodate packing materials. Over the years mechanical seals edged out packing as a preferred sealing method, however stuffing boxes essentially remained the same. This situation posed complications for the effective operation of mechanical seals including installation issues, potential damage from abrasive product, and poor dispersion of seal-generated heat.
The ANSI Standard ASME B73.1 Specifications for Horizontal End Suction Centrifugal Pumps for Chemical Process includes specifications to improve the reliability and safety of the B73.1 pump design. One major specification focuses on cylindrical (big bore) and self-venting (tapered bore) seal chambers. Both of these seal chamber designs address the issues that plagued conventional pump chambers by providing additional radial clearance for mechanical seal operation and for increased liquid circulation around the seal, enabling the seal to run cooler and longer.
Features of the ANSI Flex Seal Line
- Big Bore faces: larger OD for additional radial clearance and seal cooling
- Both standard and big bore glands supplied with 3 connections to accommodate any piping plan
- Set clip redesign for even easier seal installation