Table 16 (Continued)
a) If a lantern ring is used, be sure it is
positioned correctly; if grease sealing is used,
be sure the lantern ring is filled with grease
before the remaining rings are put in place.
a) New packing has to be run-in.
b) Start the pump with the stuffing box gland
quite loose. Allow the pump to run 10 to
c) Gradually tighten the stuffing box gland until
leakage is reduced to a constant drip. Packing
that is too tight in the box causes undue
friction, creates heat, glazes the packing, and
may score the shaft sleeves. Packing must
remain soft and pliable.
d) Use drip leakage to ensure proper
lubrication throughout the packing box.
Inspect packing gland If the stuffing box leaks too much, tighten the
gland. If this does not help, remove the
packing and inspect the shaft sleeve
(1) W-Weekly; SA-Semiannually; V-Variable, as conditions may indicate.
(2) The frequencies shown are suggested frequencies that may be modified by local
command, as individual installation conditions warrant.