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Selecting The Proper Packing

To determine which style of packing to use, certain basic questions should be answered.

1. Chemical Condition (pH of fluid)
2. Temperature
3. Pressure
4. Shaft Speed or Velocity
5. Dimensions of Stuffing Box


This application chart will help in narrowing down the style of packing material that will work best in your application.
Choose the style of packing for your application, click on the link and check the temperature, pressure and pH specifications.

 

Applications

Packing Style

Abrasives/Slurries

300, 5000C/5000-OCC, 8000T-K

Acids

4000G, 8000T

Agitators/Mixers/Stock Pumps

320

Alkalis

4000G, 8000T

Anti-Extrusion Rings

895, 5000C/5000-OCC, 8000T-K

API 589 607 Fire Test

5000I

Chemicals

Extreme Service

344, 344FDA, 5000I

Glass Lined & Chemical Service

344T

Tank Covers, Hatches, & Lids for Aggressive Service

359

 

Fugitive Emission

5000I-FE

General Service  

Pump

3000G, 3000N, 3000T, 4000, 4000G, 8000T,

Valve

3000G, 3000N, 3000T, 4000, 4000G

High Temp.

Steam

3030INA, 5000I, 8000T

Gas

3030INA

Hydrocarbons

3030INA

 

Leak-Free Virtually

5000, 5000C/5000OCC, 5000I, 5000I-FE

Marine  

Cold Water, Brine

921

H.D. Hydraulics

921G

Marine Applications

345, 921

 

Non-contaminating Non Staining

3000T-K, 4000

 

Nuclear

8000

 

Worn Shafts, Equipment

344BIL, 344BIL-SC

 

High Speed Shafts

8000, 8000LC

 

Solvents

4000G, 8000T

 

Temperature Extreme

8000LC

NOTE: The packing styles in the above chart that do not have a direct link to the product are available, please contact FSS for specifications and prices.