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    Split Bronze SpiralTrac™ and Chesterton 1830 SSP in a GIW Pump

    GIW Pump LSA, Split Bronze Packing Version SpiralTrac and 1830 SSP Chesterton packing in copper mining application

    • Application: Copper Slurry
    • Equipment: GIW Pump LSA, 1830 SSP, Packing Version SpiralTrac
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    Chesterton 170™ Slurry Seal with Version N SpiralTrac™ in 316 Stainless Steel

    Mining application, Rheinhutte RN50-125 chemical pump pumping gold ore pulp. Solution: Chesterton 170 and Version N SpiralTrac™

    • Application: Gold
    • Equipment: Rheinhutte RN50-125 chemical pump, Chesterton 170 1.750” TC/SSC Seal, Version N SpiralTrac
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    Flushless and Leak Free Vertical Turbine with ST Seal Adaptor

    Chesterton 442 and SpiralTrac Seal Adaptor successfully sealing Vertical Hydro Turbine in an Italian Hydro Plant. Dirty River water.

    • 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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    Upgrading Refiners to 370 SuperSets™

    Refiners are often considered a maintenance headache. But then our Packing Version SpiralTrac and Chesterton 370 packing comes along and headaches become a thing of the past.

    • Application: Wood Fiber
    • Equipment: Refiner, 370 packing, Packing Version SpiralTrac
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    Packing Version SpiralTrac and Chesterton 1730 Packing to Seal Sunds Defibrator

    From high water consumption and a costly energy-intensive water treating process a Sunds Defibrator transformed into an environmentally friendly equipment with low flush rate and extended maintenance cycle.

    • Application: Wood Fiber
    • Equipment: Sunds Defibrator, Chesterton 1730 Packing, Packing Version SpiralTrac
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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.