Rotary Seal Blog

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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Machine vision metrology for Kalsi-brand rotary seals

In our ongoing effort to continually improve our processes, Kalsi Engineering has invested in a new non-contacting automated machine vision measurement system. This new high-precision inspection machine will be used for dimensional inspection of our rotary shaft seal product line. By using a non-contacting inspection process, we will be able to avoid the elastomer deflection-related […]

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Daniel Alvarez participates in Costa Rica medical mission

When Kalsi Engineering Vice President Daniel Alvarez transitioned to part-time employment on March 17, 2017 after 37 years of service, one of his goals was to have more time for community service — and especially medical mission work. By April 22, 2017, he was in the Grano De Oro region of Costa Rica, participating in […]

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RCD Seals in excellent condition after 200 hours at 100 rpm and 2,300 psi

Introduction Although testing RCD seals is an expensive proposition, we test various seal designs across a range of operating conditions and hardware configurations. This allows us to confirm the performance of our existing RCD seal product line. It also allows us to evaluate and improve experimental seal and hardware designs before offering them for sale. […]

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We presented four new papers at the ASME/NRC Pump and Valve Symposium

Kalsi Engineering, Inc. attended the 13th ASME/NRC Pump and Valve Symposium the week of July 17, 2017 in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The following papers were presented at this conference by Kalsi Engineering. Paper Title: Plant Performance History of an Innovative Gate Valve in Critical Service Applications Abstract: An earlier paper [Reference 1] describes the key features of […]

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