The customer was experiencing a mean time between failure of the mechanical seals of 3 - 6 months. This was resulting in excessive maintenance and downtime, in turn leading to rising costs.
Paper and pulp mill in Poland, Scanpump BA 250/250-32.
Single mechanical seal
A KlickFix cartridge was installed in an effort to prolong the seal life cycle and reduce the costs associated with regular adjustment and replacement.
The KlickFix uses a sequentially deployable sealing lip system and contains five lips. As and when the stored lips need to be utilised, the process can be undertaken in a matter of minutes.
After over 10 months, the KlickFix cartridge is still in operation using the first lip. With a further four lips ready to be deployed when required, the cartridge is offering a massive improvement in seal life cycle. The customer has already reported cost savings through reduced downtime and maintenance.
This sequentially deployable multi‑lip sealing cartridge is an innovative alternative to mechanical seals and compression packing for sealing pump shafts and other rotating plant.
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