Why the quality of your pump seal makes all the difference

You’re likely familiar with the sports-inspired saying, “you’re only as good as your weakest player,” and this same theory applies when it comes to pumps. Even a smaller component like the pump seal plays an integral role in the function and longevity of a pump. Investing in a pump seal with high quality materials will enhance the overall performance and extend the working life of both your pump and pump seal. Investing in quality now will only save you time and money in the future.

There are two main components of a pump seal, and both are circular in shape. While one part of the pump seal is fixed to the pump itself, the other rotates and follows the pump’s motion. The primary seal is usually made of a hard material, while the secondary seal is typically made of a more flexible material. When selecting your pump seal, you want to look for seals that feature corrosion-proof materials. The pump seal should be made of a high grade raw material, in order to provide the durability to withstand the demand.

The movement of a pump will create friction against the pump seal itself, which can sometimes become quite hot. The pump seal is sometimes exposed to high temperatures, which is why having a quality material is so important. In a similar fashion, your pump seal must also be able to withstand exposure to contaminants. Cheaper materials will only degrade faster and you’ll have to replace them more often.

Your pump seal is going to experience a lot of wear over the course of its operation, which is why having your pump serviced regularly is so important. Sometimes, there are small adjustments that need to be made to the pump itself, in order to relieve pressure on the pump seal. Despite this, you don’t want to find yourself constantly having to replace the pump seal every time there is a minor alteration required because you opted for a pump seal which low quality materials. At the time of your scheduled maintenance, the technician will run a series of tests and analyse the function of your pump. This includes an inspection of the pump seal, where they will be able to monitor its current state and condition.

The quality of your pump seal directly reflects the quality of your pump. Investing in a high quality pump seal, along with periodic maintenance and inspection, will increase the chance that your pump will remain in great working order for many years to come.

At London Pump Supply Ltd., we carry only the highest quality pumps, parts, and accessories. With one of the largest inventories in Southwestern Ontario, we are proud to offer over 30 years of industry experience. If you are looking for a pump or pump seal, we’ll help you select the best one to meet your needs. We also provide installation services, and and all our technicians are trained and certified , so you’ll have the peace of mind that the job is performed with the best materials and to the highest standards.