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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
15 - 19 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
Online Sessions:

14 - 18 Oct 2024 Online $3,950
Course Description


This is an intensive, highly practical and useful five-day course. The participant will gain up-to-date information and practical understanding of the basics, applications, troubleshooting and failure diagnosis, installation and maintenance of mechanical seal. Mechanical seal for pump and compressor applications will be addressed. Recent design like dry mechanical seal will also be addressed.

The highlights of the course are as follows:

  • Lubrication and sealing concepts
  • Mechanical Seal and Dry Gas Seal design
  • Different arrangements of mechanical seals
  • Optimal selection of seals and flush plans
  • Failure diagnosis and troubleshooting


At the end of this seminar, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the different types of seals
  • Have learned about selection, operation and maintenance strategies
  • Be able to troubleshoot seal problems
  • Understand how seals are fitted
  • Understand how seals are tested
  • Have an understanding of API flush plans

Training Methodology

The seminar will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

Organisational Impact

On completion of this seminar, the delegate will be able to critically analyse the methodologies employed within the organisation and instigate improvements where required.

The knowledge gained in this seminar will:

  • Enable the delegate to optimise the operation and maintenance of various types of pumps & compressors
  • Give the delegate confidence to carry out failure analyses on seals thereby avoiding repetitive failures
  • Improve seal operating and maintenance techniques
  • Enable measures to quantify equipment condition
  • Give better control of mechanical seal providers
  • Enable better identification and specification of new and replacement seals
  • Allow tighter control of maintenance budgets by the avoidance of unplanned equipment failures in service

Personal Impact

  • Improved confidence when dealing with suppliers and contractors
  • Better understanding of how manufacturers design and develop mechanical seals for particular environments
  • Better control of the management of pumps and compressor maintenance and operation
  • Improved personal knowledge of sealing systems
  • Better ability to troubleshoot seal problems and avoid recurrence
  • Confidence and ability to select the appropriate flush plan thereby improving reliability and personal profile to senior management


This seminar is directed towards:

  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders in Maintenance, Engineering and Production

The seminar will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on Maintenance Engineering Technologies, judge the suitability of these technologies for their needs, and learn how to implement them for the benefit of their organisations.

Course Outline


Basic Concepts of Fluid Sealing

  • Role of tribology, leak rates, heat transfer, design considerations, materials, application to mechanical seal
  • Lubrication fundamentals
  • Basic fluid mechanics, Reynolds equation, lubrication solutions, application to mechanical seal


Mechanical Seal Design

  • Theoretical aspects and design
  • Factors affecting design
  • Materials of construction
  • Mechanical seal selection
  • Data requirements for seal selection
  • Seal type selection
  • Selection of the primary seal
  • Selection of the seal arrangement


Mechanical Seals Configurations


  • Mechanical seal applications
  • Seals Classification
  • Wet mechanical seal
  • Dry mechanical seal
  • Balanced and unbalanced mechanical seals
  • Mechanical seals pump considerations
  • Mechanical seals compressor considerations
  • Mechanical seals troubleshooting


Failure Diagnosis

  • External symptoms of seal failure
  • Visual seal examination
  • Common seal failure modes-seal faces
  • Common seal failure modes-secondary seals
  • Common seal failure modes-seal hardware
  • Seal installation tolerances
  • Vibration effect on a mechanical seal
  • High temperature effect
  • Running speed effect
  • Rotor balance effect

Mechanical Seal Operation

  • Operating limits
  • Operating conditions


Mechanical Seal Performance

  • Acceptable performance
  • Mechanical seal related standards
  • Pre-installation machine checks
  • Mechanical seal installation
  • Mechanical seal maintenance
  • Seal handling and inspection

Testing and Verification of Mechanical Seals

  • Degree of testing
  • Type of test
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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GLOMACS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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