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DualPac®2211 Replaces Destroyed Sealing in Centrifugal Pump

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Chesterton products – Chesterton DualPac® Packing Technology

Chesterton

A paper plant in Europe was struggling with centrifugal pump packing being destroyed by plastics and small metal parts. The destroyed packing was a common, heat-resistant fibre that resisted burning for only eight weeks. Chesterton replaced the destroyed product with DualPac® 2211 Packing with great success.

Products featured in this case study:

DualPac 2211

Challenge

A paper plant in Europe had issues with three centrifugal pumps handling recycled paper stock. The challenge was that the recycled stock was not separated from plastics or small metal parts. The customer tried many other sealing solutions including a competing pump packing which was destroyed in a few weeks. A competitor’s common heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber packing burned in eight weeks.

Centrifugal pumps need proper packing and sealing.

Solution

The pump was repacked with DualPac® 2211 Packing during a brief shutdown.

DualPac 2211

Results

The DualPac 2211 packing has been installed successfully for eight plus months with minimal shaft wear. To avoid additional downtime, the customer installed DualPac packing on other equipment in the plant due to this success.

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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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