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    • Huebner, Michael; Azibert, Henri; Merrill, John; Kalfrin, Brian (Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories, 2014)
    • Dietzel, William; Azibert, Henri; Vanhie, Eric; Kalfrin, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Mechanical seals are a critical component in the operation and reliability of centrifugal pumps and other rotating equipment. While there is a great deal of focus on the fundamentals of mechanical seal design, there is an ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; Gonzalez, Luis (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      API 682, now in its 4th Edition, has made a concerted effort to accurately define and distinguish between different types of seal configurations available under the designation of ‘Arrangement 2’, including 2CW-CW, 2CW-CS, ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; Gonzalez, Luis (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      API 682, now in its 4th Edition, has made a concerted effort to accurately define and distinguish between different types of seal configurations available under the designation of ‘Arrangement 2’, including 2CW-CW, 2CW-CS, ...
    • Huebner, Michael; Azibert, Henri; Wu, Shifeng; Vanhie, Eric; Monroe, Todd; Kalfrin, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Mechanical seals are the most common method of sealing industrial centrifugal pumps and other rotary equipment. Although the basic concepts of a seal is simple, successfully using seals requires an understanding of the ...
    • Huebner, Michael; Azibert, Henri; Wu, Shifeng; Vanhie, Eric; Monroe, Todd; Kalfrin, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2015)
      Mechanical seals are the most common method of sealing industrial centrifugal pumps and other rotary equipment. Although the basic concepts of a seal is simple, successfully using seals requires an understanding of the ...
    • Azibert, Henri; Kalfrin, Brian; Bullen, Steven; Huebner, Michael (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      This short course is designed for all personnel that interacts with mechanical seals such as engineers, users, installers, purchasers, reliability engineers, and other industrial plant functions. It starts with basic ...
    • O'Brien, Jonathan; Kalfrin, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2017)
    • Kalfrin, Brian; O'Brien, Jonathan (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Hydrofluoric (HF) acid is an extremely corrosive solution commonly found in many oil refineries where it is used as a catalyst in the production of high octane gasoline blending stock. HF acid is almost synonymous with the ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      There are many challenging mechanical seal applications throughout industry and perhaps none more so than those with negative operating temperatures, more succinctly, a temperature value lower than zero on respective ...
    • Azibert, Henri; Merill, John; Kalfrin, Brian; Riche, Chris (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2017)
    • Huebner, Michael; Azibert, Henri; Wu, Shifeng; Vanhie, Eric; Kalfrin, Brian; Monroe, Todd; Hodgson, Judy (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2017)
    • Huebner, Michael; Azibert, Henri; Wu, Shifeng; Vanhie, Eric; Kalfrin, Brian; Monroe, Todd; Hodgson, Judy; Merill, John (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      Mechanical seals are the most common method of sealing industrial centrifugal pumps and other rotary equipment. Although the basic concepts of a seal is simple, successfully using seals requires an understanding of the ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; Escontrais, Raul; Bagain, Jack (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2018)
      There are few applications that place a significant demand on mechanical seals such as those associated with the handling of various fluids through pipelines. Pipeline applications are unique in that they typically encompass ...
    • Huebner, Micheal; Azibert, Henri; Kalfrin, Brian; Hodgson, Judy; Wu, Shifeng; Monroe, Todd; Merill, John (Turbomachinery Laboratory; Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      Mechanical seals are the most common method of sealing industrial centrifugal pumps and other rotary equipment. Although the basic concepts of a seal is simple, requirements which can be unique for a specific application. ...
    • Azibert, Henri; Kalfrin, Brian; Bullen, Steven; Ropp, Christopher (Turbomachinery Laboratory; Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      This short course is designed for all personnel that interacts with mechanical seals such as engineers, users, installers, purchasers, reliability engineers, and other industrial plant functions. It starts with basic ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; Escontrias, Raul; Bagain, Jack (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries, [2019])
      There are few applications that place a significant demand on mechanical seals such as those associated with the handling of various fluids through pipelines. Pipeline applications are unique in that they typically encompass ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; Wasser, Jim; Escontrias, Raul; Morton, John; Steigerwald, Tom (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries; Texas A & M University. Libraries, 2021)
      Mechanical seal selection for pipeline applications can be a challenging task considering the application pressure ranges, speeds, and the properties of the fluids being moved. Variable fluid properties present their own ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; O'Brien, Jonathan (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries; Texas A & M University. Libraries, 2021)
      API Piping Plan 54 utilizes an external source to provide a clean pressurized barrier fluid to a dual pressurized mechanical seal designed to allow minimal leakage across the primary sealing interface into the process ...
    • Kalfrin, Brian; O'Brien, Johnathan (Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries; Texas A & M University. Libraries, 2020)
      What could typically drive support system selection towards Plan 54?A Plan 54 support system designation may be selected as it has specific advantages over Plan 53A, B, and C. The primary difference is that the circulation ...