Mechanical Seal Support Systems for Pumps, Agitators, and Mixers
Seal support systems are designed to support a specific mechanical seal and set of process conditions. These systems supply either gas or liquid to the mechanical seal to regulate the environment in which the seal operates.
Making sure your seal support system is properly designed and installed is critical to keep your rotating equipment available for production. If seal system fluid is dirty or contains particulate, seal life can be negatively affected. Similarly, delivering the fluid at the wrong pressure or temperature can cause premature or even catastrophic seal failure.
Optimal System Design According to API 682
Swagelok offers mechanical seal support system as kits and assemblies that are easy to install and are backed by The Swagelok Limited Lifetime Warranty. Our seal support systems are available in various American Petroleum Institute (API) plan configurations and are assembled according to industry best practices as detailed in the fourth edition of the API 682: Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps standard.
Swagelok mechanical seal support kits and assemblies feature standard designs that include the minimum arrangement of components as specified by API 682. We avoid pipe threads and limit the number of connections wherever possible when building seal support systems, minimizing potential for costly leaks.
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Find out how well-designed seal support systems can help you minimize downtime, reduce the probability of leaks, and simplify maintenance.
Swagelok Seal Plan Kits and Assemblies
Seal Plan Kits
Seal plan kits are a collection of components used to connect the seal support plan to the pump. Each kit contains everything needed for proper installation, including an engineered drawing, making it simple to standardize how plans are connected to the pump during turnarounds or other projects. Kits also adhere to API best practices by showing technicians where to bend tubing to eliminate potential leak points through the reduction of elbow fittings and pipe threads.
Explore Swagelok atmospheric side plans and process side plans available as seal plan kits.
Seal Plan Assemblies
Seal plan assemblies are panels, seal pots, or skid systems that comprise the majority of the API seal support plans. The seal plan assembly ordering numbering structure allows users to select a variety of configurations and additional system components to meet specific site or application requirements. Options and configurations not listed in the ordering numbering structure are also available. Seal plan assemblies can be ordered alone or with the associated field installation kit to provide a standard installation for site personnel.
When procuring seal plan assemblies for pump installations or retrofits, please contact your authorized Swagelok sales and service center to ensure the proper amount of tubing and tube support materials are provided for a safe and effective installation.
Explore Swagelok between seal plans and process side plans available as seal plan assemblies.
Avoid Downtime with Systems Built to Last
To explore how Swagelok-built mechanical seal support kits and assemblies can help you avoid unplanned downtime and maximize the life of your rotating equipment, reach out to your local authorized sales and service center.