Increase staff knowledge and proficiency through Kalsi Seal training


Kalsi Engineering takes great pride in our customer support, and we strive to exceed industry norms and expectations. One facet of our customer support is free training classes targeted at the differing needs of shop and engineering personnel. These classes can be tailored to different types of equipment. For example, topics covered in the mud motor seal classes include:

Shop (~40 minutes):

  • What is a Kalsi Seal and its purpose
  • How the Kalsi Seal works
  • Why oil and parts must be clean — optical studies
  • Why are different seal geometries used in different parts of a motor
  • Seal storage
  • Seal installation
  • Gland design details at shop level
  • Shaft requirements
  • Tool Assembly
  • Proper filling of tools
  • Seal removal

Engineering (~4 hours, depending on group size):

  • What is a Kalsi Seal and its purpose
  • Markets and applications
  • How the Kalsi Seal works
  • Seal capabilities
  • Laboratory testing
  • Introduction to Kalsi Seal geometries, and recommended applications
  • Shaft running surface requirements
  • Alternate surface coatings
  • Shaft surface finish
  • Seal installation paths
  • Causes of seal installation damage due to incorrect installation paths
  • Thrust bearing design considerations
  • Bearing binding due to thermal expansion and part misalignment
  • Radial bearing design considerations
  • Gland design details, with example problem
  • Compression set considerations, and impact on gland design
  • High temperature considerations in gland design
  • Gland designs for small diameter rotary seals
  • Gland design with spring loading
  • Extrusion gap considerations
  • Causes of extrusion damage with elastomeric elements
  • Metal-to-metal contact considerations with extrusion gap design
  • Extrusion gap width recommendations
  • Pressure breathing considerations in design of downhole and surface equipment
  • Compensation piston design
  • O-ring selection and gland design tools for compensation pistons
  • Implementation of barrier seals in downhole tools
  • Heat transfer considerations
  • Lubricant reservoir design with example problem
  • Piston stroke design — filling to prevent pressure locking
  • Reservoir design, with example problem

Kalsi Engineering staff bring their decades of experience in rotary seal technology into these customer support training classes. We tailor them to customer needs and offer them at our facility or yours. We also can arrange web conferencing for the convenience of our customers. Contact us to make arrangements.

We provide seal-related training to the shop and engineering personnel of our customers.