Presenter: Pieta Engels
Pieta Engels joined Sasol Secunda in 1985 and started his career as a Fitter Trainee, and qualified as an artisan in 1987. Pieta completed his studies with Anglo American Central Training Unit and Technikon Witwatersrand which was accredited by De Montfort University, to obtain a TDD (Training and Development Diploma) in 1994…More



This course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for or involved with the specification, handling or reliability of mechanical seals and systems. In particular Maintenance Engineers and Technicians, Service Engineers, Operations staff, Artisans, Managers and Reliability Engineers will benefit from the course content.


This course provides an introduction to sealing technology, more specifically mechanical seals and covers terminology, different types of seals, how they should be used and some typical applications. It provides an insight into design and features of different seal arrangements systems and how these can be combined to provide increased reliability of rotating equipment. There is also extensive dialogue on the causes of failure, failure analysis and failure avoidance.


Attendees will significantly improve their knowledge on the correct application of mechanical seals and systems. At the end of the course attendees should be familiar with all aspects of mechanical seal and system selection and operation. Understanding of how seals work will lead to attendees obtaining improved seal reliability through trouble shooting mechanical seal failures thus leading to longer and safer operation of rotating equipment.

Introduction to Sealing Technology

  • Basic sealing theory
  • Static seals
  • Dynamic seals
  • Face seals
  • Seal terminology
  • Seal standards
  • Seal types

Seal Selection

  • Materials of construction
  • Seal design characteristics
  • Seal face technology
  • Environmental controls
  • Tandem seals
  • Double seals
  • Alarms and health monitoring
  • Containment seals
  • Mixer seal and other specialist seal types

Mechanical Seal Systems

  • Flush plans
  • Quench considerations
  • Closed circuit barrier/buffer fluid systems
  • Open circuit barrier/buffer fluid systems
  • Barrier and buffer fluids

Dry Gas Seals

  • Pump dry gas seal issues
  • Pump double dry gas seals
  • Pump containment dry gas seals
  • Pump DGS systems
  • Compressor dry gas seals
  • Compressor DGS systems

Mechanical Seal Reliability

  • Simple calculations to check your seal or system
  • Seal failure analysis
  • Why do seals fail
  • Seal failure modes
  • Failure analysis
  • Troubleshooting seal failures
  • Getting the most from your seals

Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

For volume discounts and in-house rates, please contact:
Phindi Mbedzi at 2KG Training
Tell: +27 (0) 11 325 0686
Cell: +27 (0) 71 125 6188


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