top of page

Thu, Sep 26


The Carriage House Inn

Course 4 - Mechanical Seals and ABSA Discussion

The training course is intended to meet more in-depth learning needs of end-user/OEM/contractor personnel working with rotating equipment, such as centrifugal pumps used in process industries.

Registration has closed. For any questions please email
Check out our other events
Course 4 - Mechanical Seals and ABSA Discussion
Course 4 - Mechanical Seals and ABSA Discussion

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4, Canada


About the event


This training course is divided into two parts, the first is an Intermediate Mechanical Seals course, and the second is a discussion on ABSA/CRN requirements associated with mechanical seals.

​Part 1 - Intermediate Mechanical Seals Course:

The first half of the course is intended to meet more in-depth learning needs of end-user/OEM/contractor personnel working with rotating equipment, such as centrifugal pumps used in process industries.

Part 2 - ABSA/CRN Discussion:

This presentation discusses the Safety Codes Act, in the field of pressurized piping and equipment connected to pumps. Gaining clarification and learning the key details of the scope of this act, and where pump experts can find update information regarding the subject.

​Using visual aids we will explore piping and vessel regulations in Alberta, their goals and targets, as well as highlight what pump experts need to know about CRN numbers. One key area highlighted is the misconceptions of requirement.

​By the end of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of some of the Alberta Boilers Safety Association's (ABSA's) more ambiguous requirements, and improved insights into Alberta Pressure Equipment Regulation. Having a good understanding of ABSA's requirements is often challenging, this session highlights ten of ABSA's requirements which often require more clarity.

Course Outline:

Mechanical Seals:

  • When would you select a single seal, dual unpressurized seal, dual pressurized seal, a seal with a ‘back-up’ containment seal and what are the appropriate piping plans for each.
  • Solving case study issues where miss-selection of seals and/or seal system piping plans could have or did result in unreliable or troublesome operation
  • Conduct a detailed observation analysis to identify and resolve mechanical seal failures associated with rotating equipment
  • Overview of mechanical seal engineering principles
  • API Piping plan overviews and best practices for the most common types


  • Applicability of ABSA/CRN for mechanical seal systems and small bore pump piping
  • Design registration exceptions​
  • Accountability and reliability
  • PSV requirements


Andrew Mathias, P.Eng.

District Manager - Canada, Flowserve FSG

Andrew Mathias began his career with Flowserve in 1980 and has worked in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Andrew has held positions in Technical Sales, Field Service, Operations, and is presently District Manager for Project Sales in Canada supporting OEMs and Engineering Companies.

Curtis Thompson, P.Eng.

Technical Sales Representative, John Crane Canada Inc.

Curtis began his career with John Crane in 2002 after completing his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has held roles in engineering and technical sales, providing technical support for commissioning, troubleshooting, and training activities.

Amin Sabzevari, P.Eng, CRM

Aspen Technology Solutions Ltd.

Amin Sabzevari P.Eng, CRM, is a Professional Engineer and Certified Carbon Reduction manager and co-founder of Aspen Technology Solutions Ltd in Calgary. Amin has more than 20 years of oil and Gas engineering experience on three continents. He is also a course developer, trainer and public speaker.

Cancellation Policy


  • Course 4 - Mechanical Seals

    Tax is included in the price.




Share this event

bottom of page