Advancements in Mechanical Sealing - API 682 Fourth Edition
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API 682 is the leading document for mechanical seals in petrochemical, chemical, and pipeline services worldwide. It has combined the aspects of seal design, testing, standardization, and applications to provide the users and OEMs alike with a common source of information for mechanical seals. As seal technology has advanced, the standard has expanded to incorporate new seal designs, materials, seal selection guidance, and piping plans. The current edition, the Fourth Edition, was published in May of 2014 and is now available for purchase. This tutorial will cover the major changes introduced in the Fourth Edition.
Huebner, Michael; Buck, Gordon; Azibert, Henri (2018). Advancements in Mechanical Sealing - API 682 Fourth Edition. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from