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DualPac® 2211 Beats Out the Competition at Food Processing Plant

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Chesterton products – Chesterton DualPac® Packing Technology

Chesterton

In an effort to achieve more reliable sealing of a potato steam peeler, this food plant tried installing multiple types of packing in the hopes of finding one that would last. With their best contender only lasting two months before failure, Chesterton recommended the Chesterton DualPac® 2211 Packing Technology, and the MTBF increased astronomically!

Products featured in this case study:

DualPac 2211

Challenge

A food plant tried multiple types of packing (PTFE, graphite, reinforced corners, etc.) to achieve more reliable sealing of potato steam peeler. The best MTBF they were able to achieve with other packing was two months before catastrophic failure when the packings needed to be completely replaced. The customer’s goal was to increase MTBF and reduce maintenance costs.

Operating conditions: Frequent, rapid pressurization 0 – 19 bar (0 – 80 psi) and rapid decompression 19 – 0 bar (280 – 0 psi). Bi-directional equipment.

Temperature: 212°C (415°F) Speed:18 rpm

A food plant wanted to achieve an increased MTBF.

Solution

The plant switched to Chesterton DualPac® 2211 packing.

The DualPac installation process.

Results

DualPac® 2211 packing performed the best of any packing they had ever tried in this equipment. The peeler has been running for 21 months to date without a repack and without any significant leakage.

The fully operational food plant.

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Chesterton® is a world leader in helping process industry companies and manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their rotating, stationary, and fluid power equipment platforms. We are known across a wide range of industries for our award-winning pump and valve sealing solutions, applications expertise, equipment maintenance and wear-prevention products, and knowledgeable hands-on local service​.

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Issued 06/21

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