Increase staff knowledge and proficiency through Kalsi Seal training


Kalsi Engineering takes great pride in our customer support, and strives to exceed industry norms and expectations. One facet of our customer support is thorough training classes targeted at the differing needs of shop and engineering personnel. These free 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

These training classes are free of charge and can be provided at your facility or ours. Training can also be provided via web conference. Contact us to let us know how we can share our decades or rotary sealing experience with you and your staff?

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