John Crane Innovation

John Crane Innovation

With a history steeped in a long tradition of innovation, John Crane is globally renowned for its ongoing commitment to research and development. The company‚Äôs pioneering spirit was first sparked back in 1910 when John Crane himself, inspired by a scrap of foil from a tobacco packet, invented a novel new design for packing. The […]

Mechanical Seal Maintenance Simplified

Mechanical Seal Maintenance Simplified

For rotating shaft equipment and machinery that include large pumps, seal maintenance can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition. That was the case at one Midwestern power plant, where installing and maintaining the cartridge seals on its six large, recirculating service pumps were a regular ordeal. Repairing or replacing one of its cartridge seals was […]

New Piping Plans for Better Leak Detection

New Piping Plans for Better Leak Detection

Piping plans for mechanical seals are used to improve the environmental conditions around a seal, extend its capabilities and allow operators to monitor seal performance. American Petroleum Institute (API) 682 contains the most widely referenced specifications for mechanical seal piping plans. This standard includes existing piping plans used in the field and introduces new piping […]