PATENTED SLADE SHAFT PACKING CASE HISTORY
Location: West Virginia, USA
Date: February 2003
Application: Worthington Ash Handling Pump with 5 “shaft.
1. The slurry pump was leaking quickly even after new packings were installed.
2. It was traced to a badly scored pump shaft due to the ash abrasives slurry (see below).
3. This was not only messy but was a safety issue.
After inspecting the scored shaft, it does not have sharp cutting edges or deep valleys. It was deemed safe to be reused
Slade 3300CJK (reinforced with Kevlar® corners) packing was used at the throat of the stuffing box to act as Bull Ring against the ingress of the slurries into the packing set
Slade 3300G (with Carbon fiber corners) packing was used to fill up the stuffing box of the pump (see below)
The packing was installed per Slade procedures. This was critical in order to ensure the expanded graphite will be compressed properly. When compressed per SLADE requirements, it will snugly wrap around the shaft for a leak-free sealing
The scored shaft was reused; the flush was removed and the need for re-packs have been significantly reduced
All SLADE Packings are made of:
PAN grade high tensile strength carbon fiber
High Purity Expanded Graphite with self-lubricity and good compressibility properties
When compressed properly, it will conform to the geometry of the stuffing box and shaft
Slade Packing can be used with slightly scored sleeves, shafts, and valve stem too
SLADE High-performance Slurry Pump Packing configuration as above can reduce flush water use and increase reliability. High tensile strength PAN Grade Carbon yarns provide the reinforcement to resist wear and abrasion in the slurries. Nuclear Grade Expanded Graphite provides sealing and lubrication. This carbon/graphite construction generates very low heat and it has high thermal conductivity, thus requiring less water for cooling. The SLADE Patented Pulstrusion Process used to make these packings has no additives added in your packing. This greatly increases the MTBR in the sealing of Slurry Pumps.
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