Gland packing is used extensively for the sealing and restriction of leakage of the working fluid along the stem in valves and along the shaft in the case of pumps and also for stationary duties like manhole cover sealing. The technology has developed over a period of time. Orginally old ropes and natural fiber products were used for sealing … with varying degrees of success. The technology has now progressed to such an extent that now several combinations of artificial fibers and cutting edge materials are used, and gland packings are even used in harsh applications like nuclear environments and in the handling of corrosive products. Gland packing installation is not only a science, but is also an art as its success depends on the skill of the operator installing it. ... Read More
Locate a Flu Shot. The statewide toll-free hotline offers counseling information and referrals about pregnancy , infant and toddler issues. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care. Influenza or 'flu' is a viral respiratory illness, mainly spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Influenza can cause mild to severe illness. ... Read More
Blachford manufactures a vast range of products for the stamping and forming of steel and aluminum, from emulsions to full solution synthetics. Our drawing compounds offer outstanding performance in terms of drawability, extended die life, sound rust protection, and excellent surface finish. For many stamping applications, these specially designed lubricants provide robust lubricity and require no washing after parts are stamped, thus saving parts producers high processing costs related to washing parts. Many of our stamping, and drawing lubricants can be incorporated into a recycle system. Lubricants for Wire Drawing. ... Read More