The MECO EP Type 3 model is the best choice in split sealing technology for horizontal dryers and reactors in vacuum service. The configuration is a double mechanical seal, using a mechanical drive to rotate bearing-grade, synthetic seal faces against fixed, hardened stainless steel seal faces. The EP Type 3 uses full-contact, soft face mechanical shaft sealing technology, sized for OEM and custom in-house process equipment.
When are EP Type 3 Seals The Best Option?
The MECO EP Type 3 split seal model is ideal for dryers, sigma mixers, plow blenders, paddle blenders, reactor vessels, extruder-compounders and similar rotating equipment used in the chemical, plastics, metals, pharmaceutical and other process industries. The EP Type 3 seal model is typically used on horizontal, inclined or top-entering shafts. The seal addresses the challenges of higher temperatures, large thermal motion, changing pressures and shaft runout. They are frequently used on agitator shafts in reactors where the process medium goes through several phase changes, containing liquids, vapors and/or solids. They are well-suited for extensive thermal growth or shrinkage of the shaft and/or vessel. They are ideal for vacuum service and moderate pressure applications. They may be used for processes where aggressive solvents, hazardous materials and other chemicals are present. They handle the higher shaft speeds and shaft runout associated with large extruder-compounders.