Chesterton DualPac® 2211 Packing Increases Product Life and Decreases Maintenance Costs
Chesterton products – Chesterton DualPac® Packing Technology
A tar sands mine was operating a remote tailings pump that was experiencing frequent leakage. This was causing shaft damage and causing packing to deteriorate at a more rapid-than-normal rate. Chesterton suggested rings of DualPac® 2211 Packing be installed, and now the pump has run over an extended amount of time with only one adjustment, lowering maintenance costs significantly.
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A tar sands mine was operating a remote tailings pump that was experiencing frequent leakage. Because of the remote location, the pump was not monitored closely. Excessive leakage caused shaft damage and limited packing life. The customer typically adjusts the packing gland 8 – 10 times per 1000 hours of running time.
Five rings of DualPac® 2211 Packing were installed.
The pump has run 1000 hours with only one adjustment, which has lowered maintenance costs significantly. Because of this success, the customer is already expanding the use of DualPac® 2211 Packing to other areas.
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