Posted On: October 13, 2020

Flex-A-Seal, Inc and Momentum Engineered Systems, Inc. announce their planned merger to provide a unified mechanical seal and systems approach to the fluid sealing market. The two companies will each commit their assets to the new entity and the combined group will operate under the name Flexaseal Engineered Seals and Systems, LLC. The new company […]

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Component vs. Cartridge Mechanical Seals – What’s the Difference?

Posted On: June 17, 2020

Mechanical seals come in different configurations, and each variant has its advantages and disadvantages. Among the most common variants are component mechanical seals and cartridge mechanical seals. This article identifies the main characteristics of both component and cartridge seal types and how they differ. Cartridge vs. Component Mechanical Seal When selecting a mechanical seal type, […]

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API Seal Piping Plans for Mechanical Seals

Posted On: April 14, 2020

To keep mechanical seal systems functioning as long as possible, we recommend using standardized seal piping plans. Detailed API seal piping plans ensure minimal seal face wear by maintaining the optimal seal chamber environment. This article covers best practices in seal piping installation, and outlines API standards for mechanical seal support systems. Jump to Section […]

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The Momentum Way: A Plan 65/75 Made for Serious Pipeline Operators

Posted On: April 9, 2020

A recent trend in crude oil transportation is to utilize API Piping Plan 65/75 to detect and capture primary mechanical seal leakage. Many systems providers have designed sheet metal containment vessels for these applications. These “boxes” are lightly built and susceptible to leakage during a mechanical seal failure event.  Since our founding in 2013, Momentum […]

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Momentum Supplies 40 GPM Automated Plan 12 to Major Pipeline Operator

Posted On: April 8, 2020

A major US pipeline operator selected Momentum Engineered Systems, Inc to produce an automated version of MES’ Plan 12 Flush Filtration System. API piping plan 12 is used to supply filtered flush fluid, sourced from a tap on the pump, to each mechanical seal. The flush is filtered through a proprietary 10 micron glass-borosilicate filter […]

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Momentum Supplies 130 GPM, 2,400 Gallon Capacity, Plan 54 to Major US Refinery

Posted On: April 7, 2020

A major US refinery recently selected Momentum Engineered Systems, Inc to provide its new centralized plan 54 for their critical pumps.  A piping plan 54 is used to supply pressurized barrier fluid to multiple pump locations for mechanical seal support.  The barrier fluid pressure blanket is maintained above the process pressure while providing clean, cool […]

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Different Mechanical Seal Types for Centrifugal Pumps

Posted On: March 20, 2020

Mechanical seals are critical components in centrifugal pump systems. These devices preserve the integrity of the pump systems by preventing fluid leaks and keeping contaminants out. Mechanical seal systems are used on various seal designs to detect leakage, control the seal environment and lubricate secondary seals.  Depending on the pump type and the process variables, […]

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We’re Invested in American Manufacturing

Posted On: March 2, 2020

Do you know where your support systems, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers are made?   Do you know where the materials come from? At Momentum Engineered Systems, you do not have to play a guessing game. Our products are 100% Made in the USA… by Momentum Employees. We believe that American manufacturing provides many benefits for […]

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Considerations for Developing a Proper Seal Flush Filtration System

Posted On: December 20, 2019

When one is posed with the need to provide a Mechanical Seal Filtration System, there are many elements that need to be considered. The obvious question is: what needs to be removed from the seal flush stream? We will address particulates and water removal with this tutorial. The need for filtration comes to light with […]

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MES API 614 System – Need It or Not?

Posted On: November 12, 2019

While browsing through the above requirements required by API 614, one must ask themselves the simple question of, “Do I need this or not”? Through the detailed requirements listed page after page, a very complete diary of how to and what to need for my fluid providing system, the complexity and interpretation of the document […]

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