Rotary Seal Blog

Roxanne Corona joins Kalsi Engineering as an Inventory/Production Specialist

  Roxanne Corona joined the Kalsi Engineering team at our Sugar Land, Texas office as on September 17, 2018. She joins the Seal Production Group as an Inventory/Production Specialist. Her initial role includes measuring, testing, and performing visual inspection of our various rotary shaft seal products, and documenting results in compliance with our quality management […]

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Installation testing of KLS-Brand RCD seals

Kalsi Engineering invests significantly in testing to better serve our customers. In many cases, this involves dynamic seal testing, but not always. We recently realized we were unable to advise our RCD seal customers whether a seal carrier has to have removable gland walls in order to permit damage-free installation of a KLS-brand RCD seal. […]

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Celebrating Ryan Sicking’s 20 years of service with Kalsi Engineering

Kalsi Engineering recently hosted a luncheon to celebrate Ryan Sicking’s 20 years of service with the company. His many contributions to our products and services have helped to make the company successful, and his personal traits have helped to ensure a positive work environment. He is known for his ability to get things done and […]

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Certification to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard

Because of the difficult conditions our rotary shaft seals are used in, Kalsi Engineering has always had strict quality policies for our sealing products and has always continually striven to improve those products and associated processes. Early in 2013, we embarked on the path of becoming an ISO registered company. That process, which was led […]

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A 200-hour lip seal test at 1,500 psi and 136 sfpm

We began marketing KLS® lip seals for 1,000 psi dynamic service in oilfield rotary heads after testing them at a speed that is equivalent to a 10.375” mandrel rotating at 200 rpm. We continue to explore the capacity of this unique seal, and have now completed two 1,500 psi tests. Both 1,500 psi tests were […]

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A 1,500 psi test of a high performance lip seal

We have just completed a 1,500 psi test of a KLS® seal at a surface speed of 136 feet per minute (Reverse Pressure Test No. 100). The test was performed with a 3.375” PN 668-4 seal. The rotary speed used in the test is equivalent to a 10.375” mandrel rotating at 50 rpm. Plans are […]

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A new role for Lannie Dietle

Three years ago, long-term employee Lannie Dietle announced that he was retiring on August 23, 2018 (his 65th birthday), and then moving to Maryland. Since his principal objective is to be closer to family, rather than to leave the workforce, we asked him to continue working after the move. He agreed, and as the transition […]

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High pressure washpipe assemblies

Kalsi Engineering is very pleased to announce a collaborative effort with Packard International, Inc. to provide high pressure washpipe assemblies to the oilfield drilling industry. Units with three-inch bores are undergoing field evaluation, and units with four-inch bores are currently being designed. The units are intended for mud pressures up to 7,500 psi and rotary […]

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Our new 4.5-inch rotary seal test fixture

We are currently completing the assembly of a new test fixture that is sized to test 4.500” rotary shaft seals at pressures up to 10,000 psi. This new fixture replaces a belt-driven fixture that has been in service since 1981. We decided to design the new fixture when the motor on the old fixture began […]

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