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Wayne Post
  • Garlock engineer introduces science of sealing to RIT students

  • They help make consumer products like medicine, soda and water safe. They protect factory workers around the world from harmful chemical spills and leaks. And they’re also one of the most versatile, important industrial products ever designed.

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  • They help make consumer products like medicine, soda and water safe. They protect factory workers around the world from harmful chemical spills and leaks. And they’re also one of the most versatile, important industrial products ever designed.
    So what are they? They’re industrial seals, the kind made by Garlock in Palmyra, NY.
    Recently, Garlock Senior Product Development Engineer Aydin Aykanat, PhD, explained the science and technology behind seals at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.  He was invited to present to RIT chemical engineering students who wanted to learn more about the sealing technology and manufacturing processes.
    Garlock recently returned the favor, and invited RIT’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers Association (AIChE) members to visit the company’s headquarters for a factory tour and engineering lunch meeting.
    “It was a great way to network with prospective new chemical engineering professionals,” says Dr. Aykanat. “There are some very impressive students at RIT and Garlock looks forward to one day having them on our staff innovating new seals and moving our company forward.”
    Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, an EnPro Industries company, is the acknowledged leader in high-performance, fluid-sealing products for the global process industries. These include compression packing, gasketing, hydraulic components, dynamic seals and metal gaskets, as well as expansion joints for industrial piping systems. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.garlock.com.
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