News

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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Friday 8th July 2016

From the AGM 2016 in Essen

The 2016 ESA AGM took place in mid May and Essen proved to be an ideal location. In total 38 member companies from around Europe and 112 people attended over the course of the 3 days where 8 scheduled meetings were held.

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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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Thursday 7th July 2016

Standards & Legislation projects update

At the ESA AGM in Essen, we discussed the action plan for the Potable Water project, following the meeting with Manfred Fuchs at DG Growth, in Brussels in March. We had identified specific actions to follow. 

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Thursday 7th July 2016

Welcome to three new ESA members

We would like to welcome three new organisations to the ESA, Huhnseal based in Sweden Artis and Hempel Special Metals Ltd, both based in the UK. The growth of the ESA is positive news despite the difficult trading and we hope that they will benefit from being members and likewise we hope the ESA benefits from their contribution.

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Thursday 7th July 2016

Careers Development

Following the discussion at the AGM and in line with the ESA strategy discussion the ESA started work on the development of the Careers Area of the ESA website. The first meeting of the careers team will be the 12th August using the online meeting format.

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Wednesday 6th July 2016

Packings Division News

The packing division is making progress on a number of projects. The division is creating an end user training to train end users on the correct use of packings. Various members have contributed to this project by creating a section. Currently some professional 3D animations are being produced by an external company to make this a highly professional training tool. This is going to be a very useful tool that can be used by all the members and it will raise the profile of compression packings in general as a sealing solution for rotating equipment and valves.

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Wednesday 6th July 2016

Elastomeric & Polymeric Seals News

The division has continued its collaborative work on developing a robust method for assessing sealing capability at low temperature. A wider range of elastomer types have been prepared and testing has been carried out by various division members. This data is now being added to that obtained earlier in the year.

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Wednesday 6th July 2016

Mechanical Seals News

The mechanical seal division have defined and created a position statement regarding EC1935:2004 and published it on the website. The statement provides guidance for mechanical seal manufacturers and users working within the Food industry helping avoid unnecessary and sometimes costly testing of material not identified within the standard. Staying with the Food Industry, 3 ESA representatives are now involved with in the EHEDG working group to provide input for the first draft of the new document in 2017.

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