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Our Initial Small-Scale Testing with RCD Seal Operating Conditions

Over the years, Kalsi Engineering has performed many tests directed at rotary control device (RCD) sealing. When we first came up with the concept for the now-patented floating metal backup ring, we did our initial testing in a test fixture with a 2.75” (69.85mm) shaft, so that we could get quick, economical feedback on rotary […]

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Join us at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference, April 30 to May 3 (Houston)

Kalsi Engineering invites you to stop by and visit with us at booth 4500 during the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).  This year’s show is April 30 to May 3 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas. Click here to register for a free multi-day pass. Rotary Seals — Stop by our booth to meet the […]

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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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Our Sugar Land offices are intact and operational following the hurricane

August 31, 2017 I am pleased to announce that our Sugar Land offices are staffed and fully operational today following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. All of our employees and their families are safe and accounted for. Fortunately, our facilities were not damaged by the storm and all services are functioning. We are working with […]

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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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