TECHNICAL PAPER INDEX

PUMPS and SEALS

Agitator and mixer sealing 3-7

Alignment between the pump and its driver 14-3

API Gland 17-9

A.P.I, and C.P.I. specifications merger 12-5

A.P.I. Standard 18-4

API 682 & ISO 20149 18-8

A few terms you need to understand centrifugal pumps 1-5

A sensible preventative maintenance program for centrifugal pumps 9-5

Affinity law supplements 11-8

Air ingestion Cavitation 1-3.2

Balanced seal 8-1

Balancing centrifugal pump rotating components 9-01

Bearings - 4-12

Bending of the pump shaft 1-6

Best technology for mechanical seals 9-3

Calculating NPSHA in non-metric units 11-12

Calculating radial thrust in centrifugal pumps 13-2

Calculating the first critical speed of the pump's rotating shaft 5-4

Calculating the total system head in USCS units 7-01

Calculating NPSHA in non-metric units 11-12

Cavitation 19-03

Cavitation - 1-3

Centrifugal pump formulas, rules and definitions 13-4

Centrifugal pump repair Boelens

Centrifugal pump shaft displacement 9-2

Centrifugal pump troubleshooting 1-2

Changes in the pump discharge head 1-1

Charts and Graphs

Chloride stress corrosion 17-7

Classifying mechanical seals 2-11

Coke or coking 17-6

Common misconceptions about centrifugal pumps 11-2

Common sense and mechanical seals 7-6

Concepts you need to understand centrifugal pumps 8-12

Controlling temperature and pressure in the pump stuffing box 8-9

Conversion tables 8-5

Duty point 18-3

Elastomers -

Estimating the shutoff head of a centrifugal pump 13-7

Evaluating mechanical seal design 6-2

Face opening 10-4

Fretting 10-3

Flow formulas 11-8

Fluid viscosity 7-8

Formulas for pipe friction vs. product flow 11-8

Fretting 10-3

Full voltage vs. soft start 18-2

Glossary of seal and pump terms

Grout used to attach the pump to its base 7-5

Hard faces - When do you run them against each other? 17-10

High speed pumps 11-4

How efficient is your centrifugal pump? 7-2

How to:

How wide is your vision? 5-11

Hydraulic balance 8-1

Hydrodynamic gas seals 13-1

Internal Recirculation cavitation 1-3.3

ISO 20149 and API 682      18-8

Is this a mechanical seal application? (tutorial)

Large stuffing box 7-9

L3/D4 1-6

Loss of suction 10-12

Low capacity problems 10-10

Lubricating the mechanical seal faces 18-9

Lubricating the mechanical seal rubber parts 18-10

Mechanical seal hydraulic balance 8-1

Mechanical seal design - state of the art 19-11

Mechanical seal two way hydraulic balance 8-2

Metal bellows sealing 12-10

Non-seal pumps 3-11

Original equipment seal problems 4-4

Orifice flow 13-12

OSHA 1910 Act 8-10

Oversized pumps 7-10

Oversized stuffing box 7-9

Overview of seal troubleshooting 3-1

Ozone 8-4

Parallel operation of centrifugal pumps 18-1

Positive displacement pumps (Rotary) 12-3

Positive displacement pump troubleshooting 12-4

Preventive maintenance

Preventing premature seal failure, cheat sheet 11-5

Preventing pump and seal problems 8-6

Problem areas for seals and pumps 8-6

Problems associated with original equipment seal designs 4-4

Pump and driver alignment 14-3

Pump and seal problems with no apparant cause 4-5

Pump base 7-5

Pump bearings, why do they fail? 4-12

Pump installation (tutorial)

Pump modification (tutorial)

Pump Monitoring 9-11

Pump rules of thumb 2-7

Pump selection (tutorial)

Pump vibration readings, how do we use them? 2-9

Pump surging 17-12

Pumping terms 1-5

Rotary pumps 12-3

Rubber bellows seal 11-11

Seal applications

Seal face

Seal failure 2-2

Seals and pumps, how heat affects their life 1-4

Seal partnering 13-10

Sealing products sensitive to temperature or pressure 8-9

Seal problems 8-11

Seal selection (tutorial)

Seal springs 3-9

Seal types 2-11

Sealless centrifugal pumps 3-11

Seals - dual 8-8

Seals, the best technology 9-3

Seal failure causes 9-9

Seal failure explained 2-2

Sealless pumps 3-11

Series operation of centrifugal pumps 18-1

Setting up a training department for pumps and seals 17-02

Shaft bending causes 1-6

Slip stick vibration 17-5

Some common misconceptions about mechanical seals 11-3

Sources of a temperature change in the stuffing box 9-8

Specific gravity 7-12

Stuffing box 7-9

Surging 17-12

Suction loss 10-12

Suction recirculation 17-11

Suction specific speed 9-12

System curve 18-5

The oversized centrifugal pump 7-10

Three concepts needed to understand centrifugal pumps 8-12

Training for centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals 17-2

Troubles with no apparent cause 4-5

Troubleshooting pumps -

Troubleshooting seal components 3-9

Troubleshooting seal problems 8-11

Turbulance cavitation 3-1.4

Tutorials

Type #1 rubber bellows seal 11-11

Understanding split mechanical seals 3-8

Understanding the centrifugal pump system curve 5-12

VOC (Volatile organic compounds standards 8-10

Vane passing Syndrome cavitation 1-3.5

Vaporization Cavitation 1-3.1

Viscosity 18-7

What is happening between the mechanical seal faces? 9-7

What is meant by pump efficiency? 6-1

Why do most mechanical seals fail? 2-2

Why packed pumps should be converted to mechanical seals 2-10

Why you have to prime a centrifugal pump. 6-6

Writing a set of seal specifications for your plant 4-3