Centrifugal Pumps: Reducing Seal and Bearing Failures


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Centrifugal Pumps: Reducing Seal and Bearing Failures
101031010111061030900 Centrifugal Pumps: Reducing Seal and Bearing FailuresThe mechanical seal of a centrifugal pump in hydrocarbon service is the weak point for any process unit. In 1974, when I was the operating superintendent of the Amoco Oil Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Plant in Texas City, I discovered two truths about refinery operations: I hated being an operating supervisor. Half of my time was devoted to the repair and replacement of pump mechanical seals. I authorized…
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Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Centrifugal Pumps: Reducing Seal and Bearing Failures, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export