Stuffing Box Rubbers

Stuffing Box Rubbers Designed With A Strong Seal

Used in oil, gas, agricultural and industrial applications, a stuffing box and the rubbers within provide a seal with a rod string that extends within a well for powering a pump. The actual box is a device for preventing the leaking of gases or liquids as the rod pumps through the well.

The rubbers inside, known as packing, are compressed around the moving shaft to help create the strong seal. At Global Elastomeric Products/E.E. Embury, we offer quality stuffing box rubbers at an affordable price and an even better delivery rate for your well head packing needs.


Our oilfield stuffing box inventory includes:

  • Ratigan Type: The pumping well gives Ratigan style rod wipers their lubrication. We manufacture them with high-pressure electric steel to ensure maximum durability and a reliable seal. We manufacture with the highest of quality processes — creating a reliable and durable seal.
  • Cone Packing: We design and manufacture cone packing stuffing box rubbers to provide reliable performance at high temperatures. They've proven their dependability in some of the most demanding oilfields and other types of environments in the world, including in the U.S. as well as overseas.
  • Crown Packing: Crown packing oilfield stuffing box rubbers are extremely effective for high-temperature applications and also provide consistent performance for other challenging applications such as long stroke pumping.
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    Knowing When to Replace Your Stuffing Box Rubbers

    Replacing stuffing box rubbers regularly is vitally important for making sure you do not have any stuffing box leaks when working with your pumps. But how do you know just when to replace your stuffing box rubbers? Here are the three basic stuffing box maintenance steps you should be in the practice of taking.

    1. Inspect the Stuffing Box

    A stuffing box inspection should be your first step when considering whether or not you need to replace your stuffing box rubbers. Start by accessing your stuffing box and observing whether or not fluid is coming through. If it is, you may have a leaking stuffing box, although not necessarily.

    2. Determine Whether or Not You Have a Leaking Stuffing Box

    Your first step should be to tighten the cap nut and backing nut. If this stops the problem of fluid coming through, you probably don’t need to replace your stuffing box rubbers yet, although if the problem keeps recurring, you will want to replace your rubbers rather than continuing to tighten the nuts because you could create scoring damage.

    If your stuffing box is dripping a little bit while the system is running, that means it's working correctly. You need some lubrication to prevent the shaft from overheating. However, if you are getting a more consistent flow of fluid, it is time to replace your stuffing box rubbers.

    3. Service Your Stuffing Box and Address Stuffing Box Leaks

    If you need to service your stuffing box, start by measuring the inside diameter of the packing nut. Before you can repack the stuffing box with your new Global rubbers, you’ll need to remove the old packing with some kind of hooked tool. Once that is done, take your packing, making sure you have the correct type of packing and the correct size, and get ready to insert it into the shaft.

    Then, use a blunt tool to get the new packing into the stuffing box. Thread the nut on to push the packing into the shaft. You can use a mirror to make sure you are getting the packing in sufficiently. Once your rubber is in the shaft, tighten the nuts to finish the replacement. After you have completed the process, run the pump to make sure you have resolved your leaking problem. Assuming you get only the small drip, your stuffing box should be functioning optimally.

    Do You Need Custom Stuffing Box Rubbers?

    We understand that every product has its own unique requirements — and sometimes you need more flexibility than standard products allow. For this reason, we offer in-house design services in addition to our standard range of replacement stuffing box rubbers. So if you need a product that you can’t find in our catalog, simply contact our team of expert engineers to have a conversation about your needs.

     

    Reliability and Durability to Support Your Bottom Line

    When it comes to choosing products, we’re confident that our stuffing box rubbers — as well as all of our other products — are top of the line. Why? Because we make sure to pay attention to detail every step of the way, from concept to testing to manufacturing. And when we say top of the line, we mean our products are well-designed and manufactured from the best materials — all right here in our Bakersfield facility. That means that every product you purchase from us is American-made.

    Our careful production processes and meticulous quality assurance ensure that each of our products delivers maximum reliability. This results in improved safety for your personnel and equipment. In addition, all of our products are designed for maximum durability under the conditions for which they’re intended to be used. As a result, they have a long application life and deliver good value. In other words, when you purchase from us, you can count on a good ROI — and that supports your bottom line.

    Find out for yourself why so many companies, regardless of their size, count on us for their stuffing box rubbers and other rubber molding products. Contact Global for a free quote, so that we can meet your needs.


It is crucial that your stuffing boxes are properly sealed if you want your operation to run smoothly. Global Elastomeric Products, Inc. is here to make sure you can rely on your stuffing boxes not to leak at a critical moment. If you have any further questions about how our rubbers work to protect your stuffing box, which rubbers are most appropriate for your operations, how to service your stuffing boxes or any other information related to stuffing box rubbers, please call us at 661-831-5380 or contact us online today.

 
 

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Our Guarantee to You: Top-Quality and Outstanding Service

At Global Elastomeric Products/E.E. Embury, we have built a solid, 50-year reputation of excellence due to our commitment to the highest possible quality, as well as outstanding service. We aim to not only be a vendor of rubber molding products, but also a business partner you can rely on to help you with even the most demanding rubber molding needs.

So whether it’s helping you select the correct stuffing box rubbers for your configuration, informing you about our other rubber molding products or discussing your unique needs for a custom-designed product, we keep your business needs top-of-mind every step of the way.

That’s why we provide as much information about our products as possible — so you can be sure that the materials and manufacturing processes we use are top-notch. In fact, we’re proud to say we’re an ISO 9001:2008-registered company, which means we manufacture our stuffing box rubbers — and all of our other products — to meet the highest quality standards.

In addition, because we keep not only your project needs, but also your business needs in mind, our processes are specifically designed to create these top-quality stuffing box packing products so they’re affordable and provide good value. Moreover, since we know how important it is to minimize your downtime and maximize your number of productive hours, we pride ourselves on our speed of delivery.