FREE Online Training Course

Compression packings are vital to the proper performance of critical components in almost every industry. The European Sealing Association’s interactive training course is intended as an introduction to this method of sealing and to help engineers, technicians and users of packings understand what packings are and how and when they can be used successfully.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How packings work and how they can be used
  • The main application areas for compression packings
  • How to identify different types of packing construction and where to use them
  • The materials used in the manufacture of compression packings (including lubricants)
  • How to install packings for optimum performance in pumps and valves

Course details

The course consists of 25 video lessons, divided into 5 sections:

  • Definition and Uses
  • How Packings Work
  • Types of Construction
  • Materials and Lubricants
  • Installation and Adjustment

Each Chapter is individual and can be watched in isolation or returned to at any point.
Duration: Students can work at their own pace but the course should take between 1 and 2 hours to complete.


About the authors

The Compression Packing Introductory Course has been developed over several years under the direction of David Edwin-Scott, Technical Director of the ESA, with contributions from seven member companies of the ESA’s Packings Division.

David Edwin-Scott has over 40 years of experience in the sealing industry. He is the author of numerous technical papers and articles and was involved in the preparation of standards and specifications as a member of British Standards technical committees and international working groups. He acts as Technical Director for both the Packings and Elastomeric & Polymeric Seals Divisions of the ESA.

The members of the ESA Packings Division are manufacturers and suppliers of all types of compression packings and are dedicated to providing products that protect the environment from pollution of land, water and the atmosphere.