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June 2017, Vol. 244, No. 6

StraightLine HDD StraightLine HDD implemented an upgrade to its popular Performix Mud Mix System. At the heart of the system is the centrifugal pump, which generates laminar flow and features an upgraded silicon-carbide shaft seal. Compared to traditional ceramic seals, the new seal represents a considerable advancement in resiliency when subjected to the highly abrasive elements present in mud mixing. In field testing, silicon carbide seals improve service life by a factor of three over ceramic seals, the company said. The Performix pump retains its lubricated housing feature, which protects the pump seal from mechanical…

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