This unit covers dismantling, selecting, reassembling and installing mechanical seals.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18055B - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following information on standard operating procedures, written job instructions, specifications, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - determining mechanical seal requirements; - dismantling mechanical seal installations; - selecting replaceable items; - reassembling/repairing mechanical seal installations; - adjusting mechanical seal tensions; - testing mechanical seal assembly; - checking for conformance to specifications, and; - measuring components to specified tolerances. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - components and function of a range of mechanical seal designs; - installation specifications and procedures; - failure patterns/wear limits of mechanical seal components; - techniques/tools for removing primary sealing elements and secondary seals from the mechanical seals; - units of measurement, numerical operations and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - reasons for selection of the mechanical seal; - specified mechanical seal tension; - testing mechanical seals; - techniques, tools and equipment to measure components; - hazards and control measures associated with installing/removal of mechanical seals, including housekeeping; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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