Compression Packing: A Traditional Sealing Method Achieving High Levels Of Performance With Modern Technology
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The oldest and still quite common sealing device for pumps is compression packing, so called because of the manner in which it performs the sealing function. This tutorial will explain the technology and also clarify some deep rooted misconceptions.
Tanner, Chuck; Azibert, Henri (2015). Compression Packing: A Traditional Sealing Method Achieving High Levels Of Performance With Modern Technology. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from