Flowserve, a company that prides itself on providing remedies for the challenges associated with mechanical seal failures, has released a simple tool to help diagnose the root-cause of failure.
According to its own analysis, some 98% of mechanical seals fail prematurely before they have reached their optimum design lifetime expectancy.
The Flowserve Seal Failure Analysis app is a web-based tool designed to visually identify and prevent future mechanical seal failures.
Accessible via desktop, tablet and mobile devices, this reference tool is described as an invaluable resource for reliability engineers and maintenance staff tasked with troubleshooting and preventative maintenance.
While mechanical seal failures are the number one cause of pump and mixer downtime, this area represents a great opportunity to reduce whole life costs on-site across all pump systems, says Flowserve.
Shaun Hampson, general nanager of the Manchester (UK) facility, adds: “When a seal fails, it is often a critical breakdown situation and companies don’t have the time to wait for an engineering expert to visit the site in order to provide a diagnosis. The app is very easy to use and can lead to extended mechanical seal life.”