|We now offer on site training in both
public and private locations for mechanical seals and pumps.
To combat the growing labor shortage and continual
turnover in the maintenance industry, American Seal and Packing Co now
offers training in industrial pumps. Our resident pump expert Larry
Bachus, is the world's foremost authority on pumps and pumping
systems. You read his articles every month in technical magazines.
Many of you have already read his best selling book on pumps.
In Larry's own words, "A few industrial pumps where you work will run
for years with minimal care and attention. But too many industrial
pumps are maintenance headaches, and eat-away the daily maintenance
budget with their continual, habitual seal and bearing failures.
Is it possible to get good seal life in a pump and mechanical seals
that runs for many years with minimal attention? Yes.
When did you last repair or change the radiator water pump on your
When did the mechanical seal last fail on the radiator water pump of
When did you last change the bearings on the radiator water pump of
When did you last change or rebuild the compressor on your
refrigerator in the kitchen?
When did the mechanical seal or bearings last fail on the fridge
When did you last add a charge of freon to the refrigerator?
The fridge compressor is a type of pump. A compressor is a pump that
is adapted to handle air or gas. These pumps (the fridge compressor
and the radiator water pump) will run for 18 or 22-years without
maintenance or mysterious failures.
Is the mechanical seal on the car's water pump a better seal than the
mechanical seal on a cooling tower recirculation water pump at work?
Are the shaft bearings and lube on the car's water pump better quality
than the shaft bearings on a condensate pump at work? No.
Are the bearings, or lubricant on the refrigerator compressor better
quality than the bearings or grease on a boiler feed water pump at
Are the gaskets better? No.
Are the rotating components better balanced or better machined? No.
Is the coupling to the driver (motor) better quality or better
These pumps don't fail every 6 months. They are not problematic pumps.
Why does the radiator water pump run for years without leaking or
failing? How does the fridge compressor run for 20 or 25 years without
bearing failure or leaking gas?
In simple terms, these pumps (on your car and fridge) run for years
without problems because they are better mated to the system (the
pipes, elbows, fittings and instrumentation) they perform in. Is this
rocket science? No.
Maintenance people like my course because I teach pumps from a
Maintenance point-of-view. Most pump courses teach how to design the
Perfect Pump. The course is delivered to the students as though they
were going to return to their jobs, sit down, and design a new perfect
pump for some new perfect
The fact is: Most process and maintenance people never have to design
a perfect pump. They are charged with maintaining and operating the
pumps they already have in their power plants and process facilities.
They don't need a pump course taught from a "Design" perspective. They
need a pump
course taught from a "Reliability" (maintenance & operation)
perspective. A pump course like this is not taught in the university.
This is taught by me through American Seal and Packing Company."
Give us the chance and we'll teach you how to immediately reduce, and
ultimately end the maintenance on your pumps. This is really what you
want from your seal supplier. You don't need another cheap seal that
fails mysteriously after a short run in your pumps.
We can come into your plant and offer the pump courses at hours
convenient to your work schedule. From time to time, we'll offer the
course at a venue close to you with open registration. You can share
and communicate with others in industries similar to yours.
Why do we offer this training? Too many seal houses say they offer
"Good Service" when they really ship spare parts by emergency
overnight freight that continue to fail for the same mysterious
reasons every four months. This is not our definition of Good Service.
Our goal is to bring an end to
your pump and seal problems. When we do this, you'll come to us for
your seals and packings.
Scheduling for Larry's seminars is necessary,
and can be arranged through American Seal & Packing.