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Spring Tech Event and Seminars

Sepco We had another EXCELLENT Spring Tech event April 24-25 with about 20 attendees, 10 presenters (3 of whom are on the ISD Board), and much of the Board.  A huge THANK YOU to SEPCO for an outstanding job as hosts.  Check out some of our pictures!  And here’s what some of the attendees said:

“I wasn't sure if coming to the Tech event a second year in a row would be worth it, but I learned as much this year as I did last year.  It just keeps getting better.”

“It was my first time going to the ISD meeting.  I found it very informative and will recommend it to others.”

Here's what we offered in 2017: 

Session Title

 

Presenter 

Innovation in PTFE Gasket Technology, with a focus on Rail Car application

 

Joel Baulch - Teadit

Tour(s)

 

SEPCO

Advanced Sealing Application Workshop

Explore technical characteristics of several sealing applications, along with possible solutions and why some work better than others.

 

Cliff Goldstein – Eclipse Engineering

 

 

Differences in Flexible Graphite

A discussion on the origin, production, and application of flexible graphite and the current trends towards higher quality, lower corrosion impact, and higher oxidation resistance.

 

Bryan Pourchot - SGL

 

 

Plastics - An in-depth and practical look into various polymer filler; why we use them, how we use them, and when to use them

1. Quick look into base resins (PTFE, PEEK, PPS) - Advantages and disadvantages and when they need fillers

2. Filler Study - Various fillers, what they are exactly, and how they help or hurt the function of the base resins

3. Application - applying those principles to real world applications

 

Cody Kaufmann - SEPCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bearing Isolators

A)     What do Bearing Isolators do and why are they needed?

  • To prevent contamination ingress into bearing housing environment
  • Retain lubrication.
  • Reliability = $

B)      Designs

Contact Seals

  • Lip seals
  • Magnetic Seals
  • Non-contact Seals
  • Labyrinth
  • Expeller

C)      Pump Reliability Basics

 

Woody Nepa - SEPCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Rubber Technical Presentation

This presentation will include the history of rubber, information on each elastomer type, compounding rubber, what fillers are, processing aides and reinforcements and physical properties.

 

Glenn Orn - American Biltrite

 

 

Decoding Rubber Classifications and Certifications

Kirk Brown, Rubber Chemist will explain a variety of rubber material certifications and various agency acronyms and approvals as they pertain to molded elastomers.  Find out what you need and when you need it.  Includes ASTM classifications.

  • ASTM D2000
  • UL
  • NSF
  • FDA
  • USP VI
  • Reach
  • RoHs
  • ADI Free
  • 3A
  • Conflict Free
  • NORSOK
  • ISO
 

Kirk Brown –  Precision Associates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radial Shaft Seal Basics

This session will address

  • how shaft seals are made
  • basic terms
  • components and  configurations of shaft seals
  • and how shaft seals work
 

Don Grawe ESP International