Mechanical seal rings
The Metcar Grade M-444 is an antimony impregnated carbon-graphite primary seal ring designed for sealing refrigerants and low viscosity liquids
The Metcar Grade M-444 is an antimony impregnated carbon-graphite primary seal ring designed for sealing refrigerants and low viscosity liquids. Low viscosity liquids are difficult for mechanical seals because the hydrodynamic film that they create between the two rubbing seal faces is extremely thin. The M-444 is able to counteract this with a self-polishing feature as well as the high dimensional stability of both solid silicon carbide and antimony impregnated carbon-graphite that enables these two materials to run in the required close proximity.
Metallized Carbon Corporation
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.