News

Monday 26th September 2016

Update from the Technical Director of Elastomeric and Polymeric Seals Division and the Packings Division

Activity has been focussed on coordinating and commenting on the animation videos for the Packing Training programme. These are nearing completion and David Edwin-Scott is working on how to integrate them into the overall package as well as adding sample audio commentary so we can demonstrate our progress to the members at the Autumn meeting.

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Sunday 25th September 2016

Latest digital communication channels statistics

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Sunday 25th September 2016

How to create readable and sharable LinkedIn Company Page updates

In the previous newsletter we wrote about the golden rules of publishing LinkedIn Company Page updates. Today let’s delve some more into creating updates that get read and shared. Last time we mentioned you should post updates regularly. But which kind of updates should you publish and what media should they include?

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Friday 16th September 2016

Standards and Legislation activities update

Even during quite summer period there has been some activity with Standards and Legislation Task Force's projects.

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Friday 16th September 2016

Message from Mike Shorts, FSA President

There has been many things going on for me as FSA President since the last update, most of which are things happening in the background as I begin to wrap up my 2-year term coming due this October. As I reflect back on my term as FSA President, I am extremely happy to see how much positive change and forward movement the Association has made in the past 2 years and to be frank, I am not surprised. The current management staff, executive team, and Board of the FSA are a top-notch group with strong leadership skills, business knowledge, and desire to make the FSA the fluid sealing industry’s best trade association in the Americas. With such a group in place and with the next President coming on board, the FSA is poised to achieve their goals.

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Monday 12th September 2016

13th European Fluid Machinery Congress getting closer

With less than 4 weeks to go, time is running out to join the 13th European Fluid Machinery Congress on 3-4 October in The Hague. This two day conference is a must-attend event to share the latest technological solutions and take away insights from the foremost designers, manufacturers and engineers involved in fluid machinery.

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Monday 1st August 2016

Discount on BPMA courses for ESA members

The ESA has negotiated a discount on several BPMA courses for all ESA members.

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Sunday 31st July 2016

Article in Valve World magazine, 2016 July

For the July/August edition of Walve World magazine, Myrto Marzakou wrote the article "Fugitive emission packings – friction and its effects".  Read the article.

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Thursday 7th July 2016

Election update

As always in May at the AGM a number of people change positions as their two-year appointment expires and some step down for personal or business reasons. Michael Werner, Teadit steps down and we are pleased to report that Simone Wilson from IDT was elected to replace him.

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Thursday 7th July 2016

The Accidental Sealing Engineer, David Edwin Scott

When I graduated from university in 1974 the last business I expected to spend over 40 years enjoying was that of sealing technology. With a degree in Chemical Engineering I was all set for a glittering career designing chemical plants with one of those big prestigious petrochemical companies.

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Thursday 7th July 2016

Interview with Thomas Heitz, Burgmann Packings

As a part of the Careers development programme we decided to take a look into what has driven young people into the sealing industry. Read the interview with Thomas Heitz, Director of Group Sales and Technology in Burgmann Packings.

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Thursday 7th July 2016

BPMA and the ESA sign a Cooperation Agreement

We are pleased to report that the European Sealing Association and the British Pump Manufacturers Association have signed an agreement to work closely together. This is all part of our longer term strategy to develop links with European end user associations. 

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