The High Cost of Leaking Seals
Industrial process equipment often suffers from product leakage and contamination due to unreliable sealing. Conventional contact seals, such as mechanical packing, mechanical seals and lip seals, rely on dynamic mechanical contact to seal. Shaft movement and misalignment challenge contact sealing methods, causing them to wear out or groove the shaft. This leads to seal failure, causing higher production costs, increased maintenance, environmental concerns and unsafe working environments.