The consumption volume of mechanical seals
is linked to downstream industries and international economy. As there will forever be some uncertainty within the international economy, the expansion rate of mechanical seals trade might not keep that quick. However, it has been forecasted that the market of mechanical seals remains promising. The product average worth declined within the past few years because of the technology development, the common worth can keep the trend within the few future years because of increasing mature producing technology and lowering price of raw materials
COVID-19 will have an effect on the worldwide economy in three main ways: by directly moving production and demand, by disrupting supply chain and market disruption and by its money impact on companies and money markets. But the Mechanical Seals market is projected to reach $4610 Million by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.1 per cent.
“Based on the material type, metal seals are likely to remain dominant whereas plastic seal is to gain greater acceptance in the market, driven by the growing usage of plastic seals in e-commerce, retail industry, and pharmaceutical industry. They are also ideal for securing intermodal containers worldwide as they required a special bolt cutter for the removal of metal bolt seals,” says Stratview Research, a global market intelligence firm.
Some of the current trends and factors that are pushing the growth of the mechanical seals industry are as follows:
O-Pro seal: preventing leakage as a double seal barrier
One of the leading manufacturers of mechanical seals has introduced this product. O-Pro seal uses a series of O-rings to create a robust seal and lubrication chamber in a single piece seal. This new feature can be fitted throughout pumps which cover flows to 295 m³/hr, discharge pressures to 14 bar and liquid viscosities between 20 – 1700 cSt at temperatures between -15 degree Celsius to +175 degree Celsius.
The O-Pro Barrier seal which replaces both bushing and sealing equipment, packing or mechanical seal with a machined seal gland. This innovative design combines a bracket bushing and seal gland made of hardened cast iron with two sets of double O ring seals for reliable sealing and easy maintenance. The pair of static O-rings seal externally on the bracket and the pair of dynamic O-rings seal internally on the shaft preventing process fluid from leaking out of the pump and reducing wear between the shaft and the bushing.
The area between each set of inner and outer O-rings is filled with lubricating liquid, providing lubrication whilst also acting as a double seal barrier fluid to prevent leakage along the shaft. This is an important technology which is being adopted by many other companies and is driving the growth of the market currently.
Mechanical seals prevent pumps from leaking by containing the pressure of the pumping process and withstanding the friction caused by the pump shaft rotating. This leads to less wasted product, money saving, and less clean up. Mechanical seals are the most common cause of pump downtime and account for more pump repair costs than any other part of a pump. Therefore, it’s important that they are installed and maintained properly to prevent failures.
Here are some of the challenges that are to be looked out for.
Installation errors can easily damage mechanical seals so it’s incredibly important that mechanical