Mechanical seals play a vital role in the waste management and recycling industry by preventing leaks and contamination, among other important things. David Surmon, National Technical Sales and Support at Seal Innovations, who has over 20 years of experience in mechanical seals, highlights the work of Seal Innovations in offering high-quality sealing solutions that optimise plant performance. 

Seal Innovations is the first choice for sealing products in the Australian and New Zealand market, specialising in sealing applications across various industries such as water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, and dewatering plants. They can design and install mechanical seals for a wide range of pumps, including submersible pumps, with in-house repair capabilities. 

David explains that mechanical seals are used in rotating plant and equipment such as mixers or pumps, by allowing a rotating shaft to pass through a fixed housing. Thus, they are extremely useful in the waste management and recycling industry, that deals with a variety of harmful waste products.   

Leakage from pumps and other equipment can lead to contamination and safety hazards. Therefore, mechanical seals are utilised to prevent this hazardous leakage, ensuring proper containment and disposal of waste products. 

Moreover, mechanical seals help to mitigate the risk of premature wear and tear on equipment. High-quality seals can prevent machinery from suffering abrasion, erosion, and corrosion, leading to frequent breakdowns and reduced lifespan. David states that the use of high-quality seals “helps to keep the plant running, greatly reducing downtime.”  

David highlights the use of split seals in particular. Unlike traditional seals that may require a lot of inconvenience to replace them, split seals can be easily installed without disrupting operations.  

“By simply bolting the seal onto the existing unit, businesses can avoid the hassle and costs associated with a plant shutdown,” David says. 

David discusses the key benefits of working with Seal Innovations in “offering a full in-house sealing solution.” As the premier supplier of sealing products and services in Australia and New Zealand, Seal Innovations offers a comprehensive range of sealing solutions, including gaskets, hydraulics, rotary seals, and mechanical seals.  

Providing a full in-house sealing solution ensures that customers have access to the highest quality products and services, from initial design and consultation to installation, maintenance, and support. 

This approach enables customers to streamline their operations, reduce downtime, and improve the reliability and performance of their equipment.  

With multiple branches in its distribution network across Australia, Seal Innovations has extensive reach and remarkable growth, making them the largest and most reliable source for sealing solutions in the country.  

David highlights the important relationship between Seal Innovations and Motion, acting as a “full spectrum service,” allowing both companies to provide top-quality industrial solutions to their customers.  

By combining their expertise, this partnership has allowed customers in the waste management and recycling industry to optimise plant performance, reduce downtime, and improve the reliability of their equipment. With their extensive reach and commitment to customer service, Seal Innovations and Motion are valuable partners in the pursuit of safety, efficiency, and sustainability.   

Contact Motion today to learn more about Seal Innovations and the wide range of high-quality sealing solutions they offer.