White Paper: Plunger Pumps and Crosshead Sealing Challenges

Plunger pumps are part of the positive displacement pump family, where one or more cylindrical plungers slide in and out of a bore to displace a fixed and constant volume of fluid (also known as reciprocating pumps).

Effective sealing of the crosshead is of paramount importance to plunger pump OEMs and end users, across varied applications. The crosshead sealing elements have two key responsibilities – keeping oil in the crankcase, and ensuring contaminants, including water, are kept out of the crankcase.

What's in the White Paper?

In this white paper you will learn:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of various crosshead seal types
  • The most common problems encountered with crosshead sealing
  • The most likely causes of crosshead sealing problems
  • How FTL’s in-house testing and benchmarking can demonstrate proven solutions