Training For Mechanical Seal & Dry Gas Seal

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This course presents both the fundamental basics and up to date technology for the operation and maintenance of Mechanical Seal and Dry Gas Seal. The course provides a comprehensive overview about different types of mechanical seals and their characteristics and applications. It also aims to enhancing the knowledge and skills of participants in the modern methods of selection, Maintenance, Troubleshooting. of mechanical seals. In addition, due to the increasing shaft sizes and speeds as well as increasing pressure beside the restricted implementation of the environmental and safety rules, all of these demands and requirements directed the equipment manufactures to use a special seal type named dry gas seals. The principles of operation, construction, maintenance and troubleshooting of the dry gas seals are explained in details. A comparison between wet and dry seals is also included. Application examples are also given. This course will offer the opportunity to learn more about screw of mechanical and dry gas seals. During the course participant’s discussion, comments, bringing up their own problems are welcomed and encouraged. By the end of the course the participants will be updated with the up-to-date technology for the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of both mechanical seal and dry gas seal.


Upon completion of the course participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Familiarize the Attendees with different types of seals
  • Understand the mechanical design of the mechanical seal and dry gas seal
  • Learn the principles of operation of the mechanical seal and dry gas seals
  • Highlight the importance of seals on the rotating machines availability
  • Learn the Up-to date maintenance of the mechanical seal and dry gas seal
  • Learn the failure analysis and troubleshooting the mechanical seal and dry gas seal

Who should Attend

Process and Mechanical engineers who are involved with troubleshooting, selection, operation and maintenance of mechanical equipments. Entry level engineers all the way to senior engineers will benefit because of the course structure. The course targets engineers in the petrochemical, chemical, refining and power industries or anyone requiring a working level knowledge of seals.


Mechanical Seals

  • Overview (Packing and Seals)
  • Characteristics and Types of Mechanical Seals
  • Applications of Mechanical Seals
    • Mechanical seals in centrifugal pumps
    • Mechanical seals in compressors
  • Construction of Mechanical Seals
  • Materials of Seal’s Components
  • Temperature Control of Mechanical Seals
  • Sealing and Flushing Fluids
  • Installation of Mech. Seals
  • Operation and Applications
  • Selection of Seals
  • Causes of Seal Failure
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Troubleshooting of Seal Failure


  • Introduction
  • Operation and Basic Components
  • Spiral Groove Seal Versus Shrouded Pad Seal
  • Spiral Groove Seal
  • Leakage
  • Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Unit Design
  • Benefits
  • Application: Steam Turbine Seals
  • Replacing Wet Seals with Dry Seals.