You have three opportunities to do a seal application:

First we'll look at the piece of equipment you'll be sealing. Sometimes mechanical seal life is directly related to your rotating equipment design:

Constant running equipment is easier to seal than intermittent equipment.

Pumps located inside buildings are not subject to the changes in weather that affect some liquids you'll be sealing.

The driver you choose can affect the life of the mechanical seal:

Does the equipment you'll be sealing, fall into the following categories? If so, the seal has a good chance of surviving with an environmental control. If your application falls outside these categories you might consider a special seal design:

If you're troubleshooting a seal failure consider the following:

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