Rotary Seal Blog

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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Decommissioning our first high pressure rotary seal test fixture

We like to take the time to celebrate life’s milestones when circumstances provide an opportunity. Today we are posting pictures to celebrate the decommissioning of our first high pressure rotary seal tester, after a long and useful service life of 37 years. Although still operational in 2018, this versitile old belt-driven fixture is being replaced […]

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Newspaper article about Dr. Kalsi, founder of Kalsi Engineering

Dr. Kalsi, the founder of Kalsi Engineering, Inc., was featured in an April 20, 2018 article in the business section of the Houston Chronicle newspaper. The article is titled, “Engineering: The little things make all the difference”, and was written by business columnist Chris Tomlinson. The article outlines Dr. Kalsi’s personal story: How he emigrated […]

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Engineer Michael Cloninger joins Kalsi Engineering

  Michael Cloninger joined the Kalsi Engineering team at our Charlotte, North Carolina office on January 8th, 2018. He joins the Consulting Group and will support the various engineering needs of our clients.  Having spent many years working with valves, not only from an engineering and maintenance perspective, but also from actual hands-on operating experience, […]

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Engineer Darshita Mistry joins Kalsi Engineering

  Darshita Mistry joined Kalsi Engineering as a Consultant on January 15, 2018. She holds an M.S. in Computer Science. Additionally, she holds a B.E. and M.E. in Electrical Engineering. She came to the United States in 2009 from India with her 18-month-old son and joined her husband. Before joining the Master’s program in 2014, […]

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Dr. Kalsi Receives Industry Group Recognition

There were record breaking low temperatures, along with broken water lines, sleet and freezing rain in New Orleans for the 2018 annual conference of the Air Operated Valve Users’ Group and Motor Operated Valve Users’ Group.  While the weather was causing havoc and gaining attention on the local news, Dr. M.S. Kalsi was receiving recognition […]

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