Most common Plans and Sealing Systems
Plan 53BPlan 53CPlan 52
Used where thepumped product isharmul / hazardousand / or buer uidmay not contaminatethe product.Externalreservoir at pressurebelow seal chamberpressure providingbuer liquid orcedcirculation.Used or applicationswhere products havehigh pressure and areharmul/hazardous.Pre-pressurizedbladder accumulatorprovides pressure tocirculation system.Heat removed by air/water heat exchanger.Forced circulation.Used or applicationswhere products havehigh pressure and areharmul/hazardous.Pressurization byreerence line romseal chamber toa piston pressurebooster providespressurized barrieruid to circulationsystem. Forcedcirculation.For generalapplications. Productpumped clean, goodlubricating propertiesand heat removalrom the mechanicalseal.Recirculationrom pump dischargethrough ow controlorifce to the seal.
Used in applicationswith suspendedsolids where the SGo the particles are2x that o the liquid.Recirculation rompump dischargethrough a cycloneseparator, clean uidto seal chamber,contaminated uid tosuction.
Used or hot liquidapplications or wherethe temperatureand pressure in theseal chamber isclose to the vapourcurve o the product.Recirculation bymeans o a pumpingring in seal chamberthrough a cooler andback to seal chamber.Seal chamber coolingor heating and neckbush are necessary,unless otherwisespecifed.Deadend seal chamberwith no circulation.Plugged connectionsor possible uturecirculation andquench.Used when theproduct being pumpeddoes not have goodlubrication properties,is dirty or hazardous.Flush injecton oclean uid into theseal chamber rom anexternal source.
Used or hotapplications or wherethe temperatureand pressure in theseal chamber isclose to the vapourcurve o the product.Recirculation rompump dischargethrough a ow controlorifce and cooler intothe seal chamber.
Plan 21 (22)Plan 02
Application wherepump uid doesnot condense atambient temperature.Containment sealchamber drain ornon-condensingleakage.
Plan 76Plan 74
Applicationwhen pump uidcondenses at ambienttemperatures.Containment sealchamber drain orcondensing leakage.
Plan 13Plan 54
Used in applicationswhere the product isharmul/hazardous.Externally suppliedbarrier gas used topositively preventprocess uidrom leaking toatmosphere.Applicable withhydrocarbons,normally used inconjunction withplan 75 or plan 76.Externally suppliedgas buer (pressurelower than sealpressure). Buer gasused to dilute sealleakage.
connect to plan 75
connect to plan 76
Device to be located below pump shat
Used or hotapplications or whereproducts have lowpressure and areharmul/hazardous.External reservoirpressurized aboveseal chamberpressure providingbarrier uid tomechanical seals.Forced circulation.Used where the sealchamber pressure isat discharge pressure(mainly verticalpumps).Recirculationrom pump sealchamber through aow control orifceand back to the seal.Used to keepatmospheric side oseal clean.Externalsource providing aow-through quenchto atmospheric side.
Used in harmul/hazardousapplications.Pressurized cleanbarrier uid roman external system.Fluid circulation byan external pump orpressure system.
Device to be located below pump shat
Used or leakagedetection on singleseal.Atmosphericside leakagecollection andmonitoring in externalvessel.
Process sideBetween sealsAtmospheric side
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API plan unctions
Leakage alarm and collectionBuer systems (p
)Barrier systems (p
)Flushing and cooling
Suspended solidsPoor lubricationHigh temperatureHazardous / harmulLeakage may orm solidsClose to vapourisation point
* Only in combination with additional API plan
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