Technical Resources

Garlock Fluid Sealing Academy (GFSA) Training

Welcome to Garlock Fluid Sealing Academy! This serves as your go-to resource for information and training of fluid sealing best practices. We currently offer training on various topics, presented in different formats and intended for multiple audiences. See information below on the following training modules that are best suited for your needs:

GFSA Fundamentals of Fluid Sealing – Live Webinar Series 

Garlock is excited to present our GFSA webinar series: Fundamentals of Fluid Sealing - Selection and Installation. This series consists of ten webinars that are 45 minutes each, with a 15-minute Q&A session, hosted by Garlock product line experts. 

 

Who should attend?  

These webinars are intended for anyone involved with sealing design, installation, repair, support or sales of Garlock sealing products, including current distributors and end users. Such as: 

  • Installation and repair technicians These webinars are intended for anyone
  • Design and reliability engineers 
  • Inside and outside sales representatives 

 Series 1: Selection and Installation:  Registration is OPEN NOW!

Safety, Performance and Reliability are key indicators to the success of any business. However, sealing products are often overlooked as a significant contributing factor to these metrics. An improperly selected or incorrectly installed sealing products can quickly lead to injuries, downtime, and environmental impacts.  

 

Join us for a series of ten informative training sessions that focus on proper product selection for your service conditions and a review of the best installation practices that provide optimum performance from the Garlock sealing products used in your operation.

 

Use the links below to register for our Fall 2021 - Selection and Installation series.

Date  

Topic 

Register  

9/21/2021 

KLOZURE® Oil Seals 

9/28/2021 

Gasketing 

10/5/2021 

Expansion Joints 

10/12/2021 

KLOZURE® Bearing Isolators 

10/19/2021 

Hydraulics Product Selection 

10/26/2021 

Compression Packing 

11/02/2021 

Valves 

11/09/2021 

Diaphragms 

11/16/2021 

KLOZURE® Mechanical Seals 

11/30/2021 

PSI Products

   

Series 2: Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis:

All sealing product failures can be prevented. It’s hard to believe, but its true! In our first webinar series focused on selection and installation, we learned about the importance of reviewing the service conditions (STAMPS) and proper installation. Knowing that issues do arise from time to time with the performance of a sealing product, it’s important to evaluate and understand why it happened. Was it the product? Was it the equipment? Was it the installation? What should I be looking for? 

 

Please join us for our next webinar series that will focus on failure analysis. In these sessions we will take an in-depth look at real examples of products that “failed”, what the causes(s) were, what those causes look like and how to avoid or correct them to prevent future performance issues. 

 

Use the links below to watch recordings of previous webinars in this series.  

 

Date  

Topic 

Register  

04/27/21 

KLOZURE® Oil Seals 

05/04/21 

Gasketing 

05/11/21 

Expansion Joints 

05/18/21 

KLOZURE® Bearing Isolators 

05/25/21 

Hydraulics 

06/08/21 

Compression Packing 

06/22/21 

Diaphragms 

06/29/21 

KLOZURE® Mechanical Seals 

 07/13/21  Valves   Video Recording

 

 

GFSA Level 1  - Online Training Courses

Prior to attending either training GFSA Level 3 training (PVP or RE), attendees must complete the GFSA Level 1 online courses on Fluid Sealing Basics.

Clicking on the links below will take you to our training and tests for each module. You will be required to register only when taking the actual test which is on the last page of each training module. 

GFSA Level 1 - Garlock Fluid Sealing Basics

 

GFSA Level 2 - Online Training Courses

Prior to attending either training GFSA Level 3 training (PVP or RE), attendees must complete the GFSA Level 2 courses required for the specific training to be attended (PVP or RE).

Clicking on the links below will take you to our training and tests for each module. You will be required to register only when taking the actual test which is on the last page of each training module.

GFSA Level 2 - Pipe, Valve, and Pump Sealing Solution Training (PVP)

GFSA Level 2 - Rotating Equipment Sealing Solutions Training (RE)

 

GFSA Level 3 - Hands-on, In Person Training

Pipe, Valve, and Pump sealing solution training (PVP)

This hands-on training is designed around sealing products used in piping, valves, and pumps used in chemical processing, hydrocarbon processing, food, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The training material focuses specifically on gasketing, compression packing, expansion joints, hydraulic components, molded rubber products, PTFE valves, and air-operated pump diaphragms.

Rotating Equipment sealing solutions training (RE)

This hands-on training is designed around sealing products used for bearings, electric motors, and other rotating equipment commonly found in the primary metals, wind, power, and mining industries. The training material focuses specifically on KLOZURE® oil seals, bearing isolators, and mechanical seals.

 

Interactive Simulations

Interactive simulators are additional training tools that provide valuable tactile training on proper gasket installation and measuring a flange assembly for an expansion joint.

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