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The article looks at how it’s possible to reduce energy usage by up to 96% through selecting more energy efficient mechanical seal flush plans.

A question that comes up often is, “why should I use mechanical seals instead of packing when packing is cheaper?”.

It has long been recognized that as many as 91% of all the rolling element bearings installed in the world’s machinery fall short of reaching the manufacturer’s calculated L-10 life.

A mechanical seal is simply a method of containing fluid within a vessel (typically pumps, mixers, etc.) where a rotating shaft passes through a stationary housing or occasionally, where the housing rotates around the shaft.