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    Heating Plant Successfully Deploying Chesterton SuperSet

    Chesterton SuperSet consisting of Packing Version SpiralTrac and Chesterton 1830 SSP Packing. Running without issues for over two years.

    • Application: Water
    • Equipment: Double Ended Pump, 1830 Packing, Packing Version SpiralTrac
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    Cooling Vertical Water Pump Sealed with Jumbo 221 Split Seal and SpiralTrac

    A KSB Vertical Pump (240 mm shaft) at a Power plant in Germany sealed with Chesterton Jumbo 221 Split Seal and Version D SpiralTrac. Product: river water, speed: 1450 RPM.

    • Application: River Water
    • Equipment: KSB Vertical Pump (240 mm shaft, 1450 RPM), Chesterton 221 Jumbo Split Seal, Version D SpiralTrac
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    Spilt Seals and SpiralTrac for Waterturbines in Hydropower Plants

    Chesterton 221, 442 large split seals and Split Version F SpiralTrac installed in a Zillio Horizontal Francis Hydro Turbine.

    • Application: River Water
    • Equipment: Zillio Horizontal Francis Hydro Turbine, Chesterton 221 and 442 Split Seals, Version F SpiralTrac
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    Horizontal Bulb Turbine Sealed with SpiralTrac Adaptor and 442 Split Seal

    Hydropower. Speed: 127 RPM, product: river water, ambient temperature.

    • Application: River Water
    • Equipment: Horizontal Bulb Turbine, 442 Split Seal, Seal Adaptor
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    Flushless and Leak Free Vertical Hydro Turbine with ST Seal Adaptor

    Chesterton 442 and SpiralTrac Seal Adaptor successfully sealing Vertical Hydro Turbine in an Italian Hydro Plant. Dirty River water. Voith Siemens (Francis)

    • Application: River Water
    • Equipment: Voith Siemens Vertical Hydro Turbine, Chesterton 442 Seal, SpiralTrac Seal Adaptor ESC
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    Vertical Hydro Turbine Running 48.000 Hours...and counting

    Francis vertical hydro turbine pumping dirty river water running flushless and leak free for years, sealed with Chesterton 442HP and SpiralTrac Seal Adaptor.

    • Application: River Water
    • Equipment: Francis vertical hydro turbine, Chesterton 442HP mechanical seal, SpiralTrac Seal Adaptor
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    Absorber Recycle Pump saved by SpiralTrac and Chesterton 1830 Packing

    Absorber recycle pump sleeve and packing had to be replaced every 6 months, which was expensive and time consuming. After Chesterton SuperSet solution including SpiralTrac and 1830 Packing the pump MTBF doubled and the sleeve could be reused multiple times.

    • Application: Slurry
    • Equipment: Absorber recycle pump, Packing Version SpiralTrac, Chesterton 1830 Packing
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    FGD Absorber: Lime Tank Agitator

    The combination of Chesterton split seal, SpiralTrac and ISS in one complete sealing system improves maintenance cost and time on absorber tanks.

    • Application: Lime Slurry
    • Equipment: FGD Absorber: Lime tank agitator, EKATO, Ligthnin, 442 split seal, Version D, ISS


SpiralTrac™ Demo

This video shows how a SpiralTrac active throat bushing works in a seal cavity.

Handling SpiralTrac™ BGE Material

Split SpiralTrac™ devices made of bearing grade MGE and BGE materials have great shaft support capabilities and are usually utilized in pumps where shaft movement or deflection can occur. These materials are however very brittle by nature, so installing and handling them requires care and caution. This quick video demonstrates the steps required to handle these Spiraltrac devices.