The Goulds MPAF is an extremely popular heavy duty paper stock & slurry pump found in paper mills across the United States. This axial flow pump is most commonly found in low pressure paper stock and large volume slurry applications. These pumps have proven to be robust and reliable in paper mills around the country.
At International Paper in Eastover, South Carolina, the maintenance team was looking for a more robust bearing protector to match the Goulds MPAF pump. Usually the MPAF pumps are equipped with a lip seal or labyrinth , however since most of these pumps are stationed in wet and steamy areas, the bearing housings has issues with water vapor ingress. Isomag bearing isolators are a positive seal and will hold oil in, and keep the external contaminates out of the bearing housing. Many customers from International Paper, West Rock, & Domtar Paper have found Isomag bearing isolators to be their best solution for maintaining their maintenance lifetime goals.
A brochure for Isomag bearing isolators for pumps can be found here. Also as a reminder, Isomag bearing isolators can be custom made to fit your machine. Contact our customer service team and we will help you find the ideal solution for your needs.