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Hydraulic Institute unveils mechanical seals webinar series

February 29, 2012
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The Hydraulic Institute, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, announced the schedule of the 2012 Mechanical Seals Webinar Series, beginning March 29. A free supplemental webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency will be held on March 15.

Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in a noncommercial educational forum. HI technical webinar participants can receive up to four professional development hour credits after completion of each live webinar.

The schedule is as follows:

  • March 29, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 1: Mechanical Seals - Types and Operating Principles
    Section 1 explains how a mechanical seal works and gives an overview of the most common seal types. The objectives are to give the student a good understanding of how leakage, friction and wear of the materials interact and why many different seal types are used in pumps, agitators and compressors. Presenter: Eric Vanhie, EagleBurgmann.

  • April 12, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 2: Mechanical Seals Construction and Design
    Section 2 will cover different design features used in common seals. This section will explain the strengths and weaknesses of various design options and impact of design features on seal performance. Presenter: Mike Huebner, Flowserve.

  • April 26, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 3: Mechanical Seals - Installation, Connections - Commissioning
    Section 3 will cover mechanical seals used in rotary equipment, basic preparation and standards as well as support-system piping plans promoting longer seal life and more. Presenter: Eric Boyce, John Crane.

  • May 11, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT - Section 4: Mechanical Seals - Seal Environment and Failure Analysis
    Section 4 covers how to improve material selection, installation and operating procedures, environmental controls, seal design and much more. Presenter: Henri Azibert, A.W. Chesterton Co.

  • To register for the 2012 Mechanical Seals Webinar Series, visit Click here to register for the free supplemental webinar on March 15. You can register for the entire series or for individual sessions. Registration for the series is $295. Individual sessions are $100 each.

    For more information about the webinar series, contact Kathy Doran at or Jon Wilcox at


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