The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has announced the launch of their new website feature, KnowledgeBase. The content is developed and maintained by the members of the FSA Mechanical Seals Division as a service to manufacturers and users of mechanical seals. It can be accessed at www.fsaknowledgebase.org or through the FSA’s website at www.fluidsealing.com, and currently offers over 35 files of content and videos, each covering and explaining specific topics.
Safe, reliable and cost effective operation of mechanical seals and their support systems depend not only on the product design and materials of construction but also on the proper specification, application, and maintenance of the products. The FSA has created a digital knowledge base that provides easy navigation to key information to educate and inform users on these topics.
“The FSA KnowledgeBase is intended to be a vital source of highly reliable technical information regarding mechanical seals and support systems. Anyone who has an interest in improving their seal knowledge and remaining abreast of the latest mechanical seal industry best practices is encouraged to reference this as their primary source of information,” said Jason Ferris, Chair of the Mechanical Seals Division. “As the FSA seeks to continue to enhance the value provided by this tool to the mechanical seal user community, we encourage users to provide feedback on how the FSA KnowledgeBase can be improved by submitting input through the available link on the KnowledgeBase homepage.”
The KnowledgeBase is actually segmented into four different subject repositories: Mechanical Seals, Gaskets, Pump and Valve Packings, and Expansion Joints. These four repositories will accommodate planned extension of the KnowledgeBase to other product areas that are included within the scope of the FSA. However, at this time, content is only loaded in the Mechanical Seals repository. Content in all four repositories will continue to be developed, formatted, and published, so all users are encouraged to visit the KnowledgeBase often to access the latest submissions.
More information on the FSA KnowledgeBase is available in the May issue of Pumps & Systems magazine, in the FSA’s monthly Sealing Sense article.
The FSA works to influence, educate, and raise awareness on products and issues within the fluid sealing industry. Along with the new KnowledgeBase, their website features technical data and publications, industry standards, training materials, and extensive product information with a list of manufacturers. The website also includes the very popular Sealing Sense articles, answering frequently asked questions on fluid sealing practices, and the Mechanical Seals Life Cycle Cost Estimator, a tool for use when specifying capital projects or upgrading existing rotating equipment technology.
About the Fluid Sealing Association
Founded in 1933, the FLUID SEALING ASSOCIATION® (FSA) is an international trade association. Member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid sealing devices primarily targeted to the industrial market. FSA membership includes a number of companies in Europe and Central and South America, but is most heavily concentrated in North America. FSA members account for a majority of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing and containment devices in the Americas market. #