Applications of Mechanical Seals

Applications of Mechanical Seals

Simply put, mechanical seals prevent leakage of fluid used within a vessel or machine from leaking into the outside environment. They prevent overall environmental contamination, as well as maintain the overall efficiency of the machine. Mechanical seals are utilised in a variety of sectors, including the automotive, food and beverage, aerospace, industrial, residential, printing and publishing, and marine sectors. Common applications of mechanical seals include within pumps, agitators, and mixers, but they are also utilised within gas seals and cryogenic seals.

Selecting the correct mechanical seal for your application is vital in order to ensure the efficient performance of your pumps, whilst preventing the material being housed from leaking. For example, an unbalanced mechanical seal is the correct seal when a pump is functioning at low pressures. However, high pressure applications require balanced seals, which also perform better when subjected to higher temperatures. Cartridge seals are often easier to install than component seals, as they arrive ready-built, and they also require less maintenance. However, they are also more expensive than other types of seals, which limits the applications they are used within.

In addition to selecting the correct seal, you must also select the correct seal material, as this will help the overall longevity of your seal, and help prevent excess leakage and unnecessary repairs and downtime. Tekhniseal manufactures seals from a variety of materials including carbon, silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, bronze, PTFE, and stainless steel.

Tekhniseal’s team of mechanical seal experts is on hand and ready to help you quickly identify the correct seal for your application. Contact us today!


About Tekhniseal

Established in 1987, Tekhniseal refurbishes, manufactures, and redesigns mechanical seals, tailored to suit your exact requirements. We supply new quality mechanical seals/cartridges from stock, and by having a fully operational workshop, we are also able to offer an expert reconditioning service on all types of mechanical seals, if the condition allows.

We’re passionate about providing choice for our customers and ensuring that they get the very best solution to their mechanical seal problem. Tekhniseal is a one stop seal shop, and whether a customer requires a full seal repair and refurbishment, or to purchase one of our hundreds of seals from stock, we pride ourselves on ensuring that they get the very best service.

With over 35 years’ experience we pride ourselves on being problem solvers, providing efficient and cost-effective solutions for our customers. Whatever your challenge, we’ll find a solution. Contact us today to discuss your requirements. Our team is on hand to answer any enquiry and provide professional, practical advice – we can get you a seal from stock within hours.

Posted: Mon 24 Jul 2023