Hydraulic pump structures, especially those moving high speed fluids are subject to leakages or bursts if the appropriate pump packing technique is not applied. Packing is useful in containing fluids within the pumping system. For instance, the movement of hazardous fluids or industrial waste requires appropriate packing solutions to prevent environmental exposure. If such fluids were to leak, the results would be destructive and fatal depending on who or what is exposed to the leaked materials. Packing also uses embedded lubricants to maintain the flexibility of hydraulic pump parts. Various pumping methodsare available in the market. The choice of an appropriate method should be considerate of the type of fluid and the velocity or speed of movement.
Pump distributors offer different types of packing depending on client preferences and intended purposes. Allis Chalmers pumps constitute a credible example of the same. The pumps are designed to account for a variety of uses including pumping in water treatment establishments and sewage plants. Vertical column, submersible and axial flow pumps are notable examples of Allis Chalmers pumps. Each pump has a unique packing reinforcement suitable for its use. A significant area of focus when developing these pumps is the prevention of leakage by using properly reinforced pump packing methods. For instance, if leakages occur in a water treatment plant, then contamination is likely, and the whole process would be jeopardized.
Examples of Packing Techniques
The first example depicts a packing method characterized by quality carbon fiber content coupled with a special lubricant. The lubricant purposes to maintain flexibility. Based on the flexibility and high quality carbon fiber, packing techniques developed in this manner are usually effective and efficient. Overheating instances are also rare as this arrangement allows sufficient conductivity.
Another approach to pump packing is the combination of carbon-plated graphite tape and carbon fiber. Similar to the first example, this packing method contains a lubricant that facilitates pliancy within the pump parts. The carbon-plated graphite tape reduces chances of damage due to friction or other mechanical strains. Efficiency is further improved by effective heat conductivity.
The last example is one used for general purposes. This type of packing can work for just about any type of normal pumping procedures. It is commonly used for water and sewer pumps. Universal packing solutions are usually designed to prevent wearing as they move different materials, some of which are abrasive. Deductively, before choosing a packing technique, go through the specifications of each solution to identify the one that best works for you.