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March 25, 2014 - HI and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with Fluid Sealing Association, have announced Introduction to Mechanical Seals webinar series of 2014. Series will begin on March 27 and will continue April 1, April 3, and April 8. Opening session will cover how mechanical seals work and give overview of most common seal types. Session 2 addresses Construction and Design, while Session 3 covers Installation, Connections, and Commissioning. Session 4 focuses on Seal Environment and Failure Analysis.

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter Announce Dates for the Introduction to Mechanical Seals 4-Part Webinar Series

Hydraulic Institute
6 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ, 07054

Press release date: March 20, 2014

Parsippany, NJ, -- The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, have announced the first Introduction to Mechanical Seals webinar series of 2014.  The series will begin on Thursday, March 27 and will continue April 1, April 3, and April 8.

Participants will be led by and have access to industry-leading experts in a non-commercial educational forum.  Webinar participants also receive four professional development hour (PDH) credits upon completion of the series.

The following is a schedule for the upcoming Mechanical Seals Webinar Series:

Session 1: March 27, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT - Types & Operating Principles.
Presenter: Frank Huntington, John Crane, Inc.
The opening session will cover how mechanical seals work and gives an overview of the most common seal types.  The objectives are to give participants a good understanding of how leakage, friction and wear of the materials interact and why many different seal types are used in pumps, agitators, and compressors.

Session 2: April 1, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT - Construction and Design.
Presenter: Mike Huebner, Flowserve Corporation
Different design features used in common seals are discussed in session 2.  This session will explain the strengths and weaknesses of various design options and the impact of design features on seal performance.  Mike will discuss seal faces, springs, seal glands, and more.

Session 3: April 3, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT - Installation, Connections, & Commissioning.
Presenter: Kevin McArthur, A.W. Chesterton Company
Session 3 covers mechanical seals used in rotary equipment, basic preparation and standards as well as support system piping plans that result in longer seal life.

Session 4: April 8, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT - Seal Environment and Failure Analysis.
Presenter: Kevin McArthur, A.W. Chesterton Company
The final session will cover how to improve material selection, environmental controls, and installation and operating procedures.

To register for the series, visit Registration is available for the series or for individual sessions.  The series fee is $299.00. Individual sessions are $100.00 each. As always, HI members receive 25% off the regular registration fee.

For more information about the webinar series or to register contact Mark Sullivan, Director, Education & Marketing, Hydraulic Institute, at or Lori Siegfried, Marketing & Events Coordinator, Hydraulic Institute, at

*About the Hydraulic Institute: The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit

Pump Systems Matter is a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at
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