There is a
wide range of packings to choose from for every application. Your decision to
standardize on Gasket Manufacturing Corporation brand of pump packings has
already gone a long way in solving most of your pump packing problems. To
assist you in the correct selection of gland packing for your application you
need to know the following:
packing required for a pump or a valve? If for a pump you need the following
Determine media to be sealed.
Dimension of stuffing box inside diameter.
O/D of shaft and I/D of stuffing box eg. shaft = 20mm,
stuffing box = 40mm. By dividing the difference by 2 you know the correct
size packing required. 40-20 = 20÷2 = 10mm
Check the mechanical condition of your equipment. Replace if
Determine the shaft velocity in metres per second.
Determine media temperature in stuffing box.
pH of media to be sealed.
Stuffing box pressure. If unknown, work on 2/3 of discharge
Any other special requirements, such as,
a) non-contamination of media to be pumped or
b) severe abrasive slurry, etc.
RANGE OF PRODUCTS
- Vegetable fibre packings
impregnated with graphite or molybdenum disulphide to handle cold water
or mild slurries.
- Non Asbestos graphite
packings for low temperature steam applications.
- Non Asbestos packings
impregnated with special lubricants for high speed or high temperature
- Non Asbestos packings for
chemicals, oil, solvents etc.
- Packing impregnated with
RaybonŽ lubricant to handle high pressures and severe abrasive
applications such as those found in sugar mills, coal mines, chemical
- A range of non-asbestos
packings impregnated with RaybonŽ lubricant or P.T.F.E. to handle
- Packings made from pure
P.T.F.E. pure graphite filaments or pure carbon yarns for special
- Non Asbestos woven gaskets
to customers’ own requirements.
- Non Asbestos cord yarns,
tapes and cloth.
- Specially constructed seals
for furnaces, electrodes etc.
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