(2009), "Sealing conference set for Nottingham BHR Groups 20th International Fluid Sealing Conference Call for Papers", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 61 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt.2009.01861cab.001Download as .RIS
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Sealing conference set for Nottingham BHR Groups 20th International Fluid Sealing Conference Call for Papers
Article Type: Industry news From: Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 61, Issue 3
The demands on sealing across industry are becoming increasingly stringent as businesses attempt to improve their performance and meet the continued pressure of new and additional legislation aimed at reducing environmental contamination. Even in this relatively mature discipline, there is still room for improvement and much can be learned from applications in different sectors. Loss of plant or equipment availability, environmental damage, lost or spoiled production and expensive maintenance can often be avoided by proper application and use of knowledge. Industry continues to demand the ever-increasing capability that drives seal manufacturers to push the boundaries and develop new products.
The challenge remains for engineers across the process plant, industrial equipment, machinery and transportation systems sectors to deploy cost-effective and compliant solutions to their complex fluid sealing requirements. To do this, they need informed knowledge about the latest developments and an understanding of how advances made in other industries may have significance in their own.
BHR Group’s 20th International Conference on Fluid Sealing extends the sequence of these highly successful events. Drawing on the achievements of its predecessors, the conference will once again bring together the world’s leading experts to create the ideal forum for exchanging information on the latest products, techniques and systems. Over the years, the conference has established a reputation for presenting new and innovative developments and it never fails to provide valuable and interesting information and novel insights into old problems. It is also an ideal opportunity for knowledge transfer.
The organisers have issued a call for papers for presentation at the event, which will be held in Nottingham, UK, 7-9 October 2009. This is only the second time the event has been held in the UK in the past 20 years.
The conference will encompass all kinds of sealing devices from rotating to reciprocating seals, flange gaskets and the associated flange assembly techniques. Contributions are welcomed for all types of elastomer and plastic seals, packings, gaskets, metal seals, pipe couplings, rotary mechanical seals or other types particularly novel solutions, and assembly techniques covering: cost of ownership and cost-savings; leakage and emissions control; standards and legislation; health, safety and training; installation and assembly; seal life prediction including best available techniques and computer analyses; maintenance including mean time between failures and learning from failures; novel seal designs and materials; surface coatings, treatments and tribology; new fuels and lubricants including the effects of additives and contaminants.
Original case study and technical contributions are welcomed on all aspects of the design and application of fluid sealing in industries and sectors including petrochemical, research and development, oil and gas, health and safety, power generation, paper/pulp, defence, pharmaceutical, aerospace, food, automotive/transport, metal industries, fluid power, and mining/mineral extraction.
The event is cosponsored the British Fluid Power Association, the British Valve & Actuator Association, the European Sealing Association and Sealing Technology.
Further information about the conference can be obtained from: The Conference Organiser, BHR Group Limited, The Fluid Engineering Centre, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AJ, UK. Tel.: +44 (0) 1234 750422, Fax: +44 (0) 1234 750074, E-mail: email@example.com, web site: www.bhrgroup.com/conferences.aspx