Who likes a low-down, lousy, leaking pump seal?


For externally mounted centrifugal cryogenic pumps, manufacturers expect mechanical seals to last for at least 1,000 hours if run under recommended conditions. Given the hassle and expense to make repairs, and the associated downtime, leaky pump seals are costly.

Achieving 1,000 hours at a minimum, or even better, extending the life expectancy of a cryogenic pump seal, saves headaches and provides significant value to your bottom line. Cryogenic pump manufacturers and some cryogenic trailer manufacturers offer on-site, regional, or tailored-to-you-at-your-location training seminars, often for free, designed to educate your operators with a foundational understanding of pump seals and train them on the proper operation of cryogenic pumps. This service can be of great value to your company.

But even if your cryogenic delivery operators have not had the opportunity to attend a cryogenic pump training class, please take the time to share with them these five simple, yet important things they can do to extend the life of the pump seals on the external cryogenic centrifugal pumps they operate every day.

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