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Join us at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, May 6 to 9, 2019 (Houston)

Kalsi Engineering invites you to stop by and visit with us at booth 4500 during the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).  The 2019 show is May 6 to 9 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas. You can click here to register for a complimentary multi-day pass, courtesy of Kalsi Engineering. Rotary Seals – Stop by our booth to […]

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Rotary seal testing at 9,400 psi

In previous posts, we described testing a 2.75” rotary seal at 1,890,000 PV for 1,000 hours (7,500 psi at 252 feet/minute) and testing a 4.50” rotary seal test at 9,800 psi and 24 rpm. This post describes a 4.5” rotary seal test that was conducted at 9,400 psi while rotating at 120 rpm (141 feet/minute). […]

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A luncheon honoring retirees Bahir Eldiwany and Daniel Bubela

Kalsi Engineering hosted a luncheon at Fernando’s restaurant on December 17, 2018 to honor Engineer Bahir Eldiwany, PhD, P.E. and Laboratory Technician Daniel Bubela on the occasion of their retirement. Although the years have gone by far too fast, it is indeed an honor to celebrate the impact and legacy of such wonderful colleagues and […]

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Announcing larger cross-section Wide Footprint Kalsi Seals

Wide Footprint Seals™ were designed to be directly interchangeable with the 0.335″ cross-section Standard Kalsi Seals that had originally been developed for use as rotary steerable tool and mud motor seals. With the enhanced durability resulting from a 50% wider dynamic lip and 0.010″ (38%) more radial compression than the older seal style, they quickly […]

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Announcing a new revision of the Kalsi Seal Handbook

The Kalsi Seal Handbook provides guidelines on how to implement Kalsi-brand rotary shaft seals in rotating equipment. It is a pdf-based e-book with individually revisable chapters linked from a web-based table of contents. This publication format streamlines the revision process and makes it easy to provide the most up to date information to our customers. […]

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Pushing the envelope of partitioning seal design

Kalsi Engineering just finished the inaugural testing of a radical new partitioning seal that was designed for mud-oil separation in oilfield power swivels and other lubricant overpressure-type rotating equipment. In such equipment, the pressure of the seal lubricant is maintained at a value that is slightly higher than the pressure of the abrasive drilling mud […]

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Sandhya Shankar joins Kalsi Engineering as an Engineering Specialist

  Sandhya Shankar joined Kalsi Engineering as an Engineering Specialist on September 17, 2018, and works at our Sugar Land, Texas office. Sandhya was born in Durgapur, India and raised in Chennai, where her parents still reside. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Anna University College of Engineering, India in 2007, received […]

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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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