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mission magnum 8x6 xp pump

mission magnum 8x6 xp pump

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does anybody know of a better type of packing to use when pumping 16.8 # salt saturated l/m to a rig. we have the chesterton packing in the can, pre cut, it seems to be working fine small drip for around a 1000 bbls then fails no amount of tighting or grease will stop the product from pouring out. if anybody has any ideas as to how to keep mud in the pump instead of outside i would appreciate it !!!

RE: mission magnum 8x6 xp pump

You could look into converting to a Mechanical Seal.
If you are reallystuck with packed what about graphite tape

RE: mission magnum 8x6 xp pump

Try compressing the packing less severely at startup.
You want a bigger drip or a fine stream, maybe a couple of coffee cups a minute for a big packing. Keep track of the leak rate and the service life, and tighten the gland with caution.

Even before doing that, talk to your local Chesterton representative, or ask for recommendations about your specific service here: http://www.chesterton.com/ENU/Pages/AskanExpert.as...




Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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