Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals and Systems
Any piece of equipment which has been in operation has a story to tell. The condition of the equipment can uncover a rich set of information which reveals the way the equipment was operated, maintained, and eventually, degraded. Noticing that equipment has failed is only the beginning. Understanding how and why it failed can be more useful since it gives the user the opportunity to eliminate or mitigate the causes of failure. Unfortunately, this is not a casual exercise and requires a structured approach. Fortunately, the methods of problem solving can be demonstrated and extrapolated to a wide variety of applications.
Huebner, Michael (2016). Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals and Systems. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from