If you've made the switch from packing to mechanical seals, you understand the positive impact mechanical seals have on your systems. One of the main reasons to switch to mechanical seals is the drastic reduction in leakage, which in the long term, saves maintenance valuable time and money.
Mechanical seals are devices that seal machines between rotating parts (shafts) and stationary parts (pump housing) and are an integral part to the pump. Their main job is to prevent the pumped product from leaking into the environment and are manufactured as single or double seals. What's the difference between the two?