Mechanical Seals: Selection, Applications, Operation, Troubleshooting, And Maintenance (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
 
Description
This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of mechanical seals and other methods of sealing rotating equipment including conventional packing, condensate injection sealing, and floating seal rings. This seminar will focus on mechanical seals including their classification, balanced and unbalanced mechanical seals, stationary and rotating mechanical seals, single or double mechanical seals, industrial mechanical seals, U-type mechanical seals, double mechanical seals, tandem mechanical seals, bellows seals, and installation of mechanical seals. The seminar will provide also detailed description about the installation of mechanical seals, pre-installation checks, environmental control of mechanical seals, and the reasons for mechanical seal failure, remedies and refurbishment. The on-site failure analysis of mechanical seals, inspection of mechanical seal components, corrosion and erosion of mechanical seal components will be covered thoroughly. The seminar will also provide in-depth coverage of the physical inspection of o-rings, and gaskets, rotating and stationary faces, as well as description, symptoms, causes, and corrective actions of mechanical seal rotating and stationary face distortion, erosion, carbon blistering, heat checking, and vaporization.
 
This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of mechanical seals because it covers how this equipment operates, the latest maintenance and refurbishment techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of all types of mechanical seals. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods of mechanical seals in order to increase their reliability and reduce their operation and maintenance cost.
This seminar will provide the following information for all types of mechanical seals:
  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Suitable Applications
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems, Causes and Remedies
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, Maintenance and Refurbishment Methods
Who Should Attend
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
Seminar Outcome
  • Various Methods of Sealing Rotating Equipment: Gain a thorough understanding of the various methods of sealing rotating equipment including stuffing box packing, condensate injection sealing, floating seal rings, labyrinth seals, wind back scroll or wind back seal, lip seals and mechanical seals
  • Mechanical Seal Classification and Types: Understand thoroughly mechanical seals classification and types including balanced and unbalanced mechanical seals, stationary and rotating mechanical seals, single or double mechanical seals, industrial mechanical seals, U-type mechanical seals, double mechanical seals, tandem mechanical seals, and bellows seals
  • Installation of Mechanical Seals: Learn about the installation of various types of mechanical seals
  • Environmental Control of Mechanical Seals: Gain a good understanding of the reasons for environmental control of mechanical seals
  • Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals: Learn about centrifugal pump mechanical seals including basic components, seal balance, face pressure, pressure-velocity, power consumption and temperature control
  • Mechanical Seal Failure Causes and Their Remedies: Examine all the causes of mechanical seal failures and their remedies
  • On-Site Failure Analysis of Mechanical Seals: Gain a thorough understanding on how to perform an on-site failure analysis of mechanical seals
  • Inspection of Mechanical Seal Components: Learn how to perform inspection of mechanical seal components
  • Corrosion and Erosion of Mechanical Seal Components: Examine the description, symptoms, causes, and corrective actions of corrosion and erosion of mechanical seal components
  • Mechanical Seal O-ring Compression Set, Extrusion, Thermal Damage, Cuts, Tears, Nicks, and Explosive Decompression: Understand the description, symptoms, causes and corrective actions of o-ring compression set, extrusion, thermal damage, cuts, nicks, and explosive decompression
  • Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Face Distortion, Erosion, Carbon Blistering, Heat Checking and Vaporization: Understand the description, symptoms, causes and corrective Actions of mechanical seal rotating and stationary face distortion, erosion, carbon blistering, heat checking and vaporization
  • Refurbishment of Mechanical Seals: Gain a thorough understanding of all the modern refurbishment methods of mechanical seals
  • Case Studies of Mechanical Seals in Pumps and Compressors in power generation and Petro-Chemical industry: Several case studies of mechanical seals in compressor and pumps will be explained thoroughly
Training Methodology
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.
 
Special Feature
Each delegate will receive a digital copy of the following material written by the instructor:
  1. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages) presented in a digital format
  2. Practical Manual about Mechanical Seals Design, Selection, Operation, Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Refurbishment (400 pages)

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Day 1 – Various Methods of Sealing Rotating Equipment, Conventional Packing, Condensate Injection Sealing, Floating Seal Rings, Mechanical Seals, Classification of Mechanical Seals, Balanced and Unbalanced Mechanical Seals, Stationary and Rotating Mechanical Seals, Single or Double Mechanical Seals, Industrial Mechanical Seals, U-Type Mechanical Seals, Double Mechanical Seals, Tandem Mechanical Seals, Bellows Seals, Installation of a Mechanical
Seal
  • Various Methods of Sealing Rotating Equipment: stuffing box packing, condensate injection sealing, floating seal rings, labyrinth bushings, wind back scroll or wind back seal, lip seals
  • Conventional Packing: stuffing box types, slurries applications, disadvantages, and advantages
  • Condensate Injection Sealing: types, advantages and drawbacks of condensate injection sealing
  • Floating Seal Rings: types of floating seal rings, applications and advantages
  • Labyrinth Seals: Types of labyrinth seals, applications and advantages
  • Wind Back Scroll or Wind Back Seal: types of wind back seals, applications and disadvantages
  • Lip Seals: applications, operation and advantages of lip seals
  • Mechanical Seals: design, principle of operation, comparison of mechanical seals with other types of seals, advantages, reasons why mechanical seals are selected more than other types of seals
  • Classification of Mechanical Seals: balanced and unbalanced mechanical seals, rotating and stationary mechanical seals, single and double mechanical seals, inside and outside mechanical seals, mechanical seals placed on the shaft or cartridge mounted
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Mechanical Seals: design, applications, and advantages
  • Stationary and Rotating Mechanical Seals: design, advantages and disadvantages
  • Single or Double Mechanical Seals: design, operation, advantages and disadvantages of inside mechanical seals, advantages and disadvantages of outside mechanical seals
  • Industrial Mechanical Seals: U-type mechanical seal, W-seals (double seals), tandem seal type UT, D-type mechanical seals, GS mechanical seals, GU-mechanical seals, QL and QBL mechanical seals, inverted seals UHT and DHT, industrial mechanical seal model numbering system
  • U-Type mechanical seals: design, parts, special arrangements, types, tandem U-type mechanical seal, double mechanical seal (W-seal)
  • Double Mechanical seals (W-mechanical seals): design, operation and applications
  • Tandem Mechanical Seals: design, operation, and applications, control tank operation
  • D-type Mechanical Seal: design, operation and applications
  • GS-Mechanical Seals: design, operation and applications
  • GU-Mechanical Seals: design, operation and applications
  • Bellows Seals: Welded metal bellows seals, advantages of stationary bellows seals compared to rotating bellows seals, potential problems, common bellows seals
  • Mechanical Seals – Special Parts: seal flange and seal flange bushing, shaft sleeve
  • Installation of a Mechanical Seal - Pre-installation Checks: shaft run-out, concentricity of shaft sleeve, lateral and axial shaft movement, radial bearing tolerance, measuring of stuffing box, impeller run-out
  • Environmental Control of Mechanical Seals: reasons for environmental control of mechanical seals
  • Reasons for Mechanical Seal Failure: faulty installation, seal failure due to lack of auxiliaries, pump condition as a cause of seal failure, changed conditions as a cause of seal failure, and fretting erosion
Day 2 – Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Mechanical Seal Failure Causes, Remedies and Refurbishment, On-Site Failure Analysis of Mechanical Seals, Inspection of Mechanical Seals Components, Corrosion and Erosion of Mechanical Seal Components, Physical Inspection of Mechanical Seal O-rings and Gaskets, Physical Inspection of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Faces, Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Actions of Mechanical Seal
Rotating and Stationary Face Distortion, Erosion, Carbon Blistering, Heat Checking, and vaporization, Refurbishment of Mechanical Seals
  • Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Basic Components, Seal balance, Face Pressure, Pressure-Velocity, Power Consumption, Temperature Control
  • Seal Lubrication/Leakage, Single Inside Pusher Seal, Classification of Seals by Arrangements, Classifications of Seals by Design, Materials of Construction
  • Applications, Types of Mechanical Seals, Common Failure Modes of Seals, Seal Refurbishment, Gland Plates and Piping Arrangements, Installation and Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Seal Failure Causes and Remedies: Mechanical Seal Components, Mechanical Seal Leakage Points
  • On-Site Failure Analysis of Mechanical Seals
  • Inspection of Mechanical Seal Components: axial shaft movement, consequences of excessive axial shaft movement, radial shaft deflection, shaft lift, consequences of excessive radial shaft deflection, shaft run-out, consequences of excessive shaft run-out, perpendicularity between seal chamber face and shaft, consequences of poor perpendicularity between seal chamber face and shaft, concentricity between seal chamber bore and shaft, consequences of poor concentricity
  • Physical Seal Inspection: loading members (springs and bellows), metal components, o-rings and gaskets, rotating and stationary faces
  • Corrosion and Erosion of Mechanical Seal Components: description, symptoms, causes and corrective actions of corrosion and erosion of mechanical seal components
  • Fretting Corrosion of Mechanical Seal Components: description, symptoms, causes, and corrective actions of fretting corrosion of mechanical seal components
  • Physical Inspection of Mechanical Seal O-rings and Gaskets: description, symptoms, and corrective actions of chemical attack of mechanical seal o-rings and gaskets
  • Mechanical Seal O-ring Compression Set: description, symptoms, causes, and corrective actions of o-ring compression set
  • Mechanical Seal O-ring Extrusion: description, symptoms, causes and corrective actions of mechanical seal o-ring extrusion
  • Mechanical Seal O-ring Thermal Damage: description, symptoms, causes, and corrective actions of mechanical seal o-ring thermal damage
  • Mechanical Seal O-ring Cuts, Tears, Nicks, and Explosive Decompression: Description, symptoms, causes, handling, and corrective actions of mechanical seal o-ring cuts, tears, nicks, and explosive decompression
  • Physical Inspection of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Faces:
  • Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Actions of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Face Distortion
  • Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Actions of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Face Erosion
  • Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Actions of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Face Carbon Blistering
  • Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Actions of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Face Heat Checking
  • Description, Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Actions of Mechanical Seal Rotating and Stationary Face Vaporization
  • Recommendation for Improvement of Mechanical Seal Operation and Reliability
  • Refurbishment of Mechanical Seals

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