Mechanical Seal Support Systems
Swagelok offers a series of solutions for use in all types of plants and facilities where fluids are being processed. Use Swagelok application solutions to create fully documented fluid sampling and control systems and bring consistency to your operations. Easy to install and operate, these solutions offer the high quality and support you expect from Swagelok.
What is a Seal Support System?
Seal Support Systems are designed to support a specific mechanical seal and set of process conditions. These systems supply either a gas or a fluid to the mechanical seal to regulate the environment in which the seal operates. These systems have four main functions:
- Provide lubrication to seal faces
- Control pressure and temperature in the seal and seal chamber
- Flush the seal of contamination and/or residue build up
- Prevent system media from leaking to atmosphere
Swagelok seal support systems are guided by API 682 and are offered as kits and assemblies. Learn more about the seal system design principles.
Guided by API 682: Pumps - Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps, Swagelok seal support system designs avoid pipe threads and limit the number of connections wherever possible. Based on the fourth edition, the standard design for each plan includes the minimum arrangement of components as detailed in API 682.
Seal Plan Kits
Seal plan kits (SPK) are a collection of components that are used to connect the seal support plan to the pump.
Due to the simplicity of the arrangement, the following API plans are detailed only as a kit of components that are ready for field installation. These kits include all the necessary components to complete the plan.
Seal Plan Assemblies
Seal plan assemblies (SPA) are panels, seal pots, or skid systems that comprise the majority of the API seal support plan. The seal plan assembly ordering numbering structure allows for users to select a variety of configurations and additional system components to meet specific site or application requirements. Options and configurations not listed in the ordering numbering structure are also available.
Seal plan assemblies can be ordered alone or with the associated field installation kit to provide a standard installation for site personnel. The following plans are offered fully assembled with a corresponding field installation kit also available for connecting the panel to the seal support system.
When procuring seal plan assemblies for pump installations or retrofits, please contact your authorized Swagelok sales and service center to ensure the proper amount of tubing and tube support materials are provided for a safe and effective installation.
Learn more about the design principles behind Swagelok Seal Support Systems that make them so reliable and effective.
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