Seminars & Webinars
As a founding member of the Association Education Alliance (AEA - now includes 45 Distribution Trade Associations), ISD offers an annual series of two-day distribution sales seminars and quarterly 90-minute webinars, addressing a variety of business, financial, human resource, communications and leadership management topics.
ISD Distributor Members can now take advantage of new quarterly training and educational online seminars in 2011-2012. Sealing Your Success e-Seminars focus on technical topics, leveraging expertise from our Associate members and others to bring you the latest developments in sealing technology, back to basics sessions on manufacturing or fabrication processes, or other technical topics you’d like to see – all designed to support the success of you and your employees.
Each e-Seminar lasts 45 - 60 minutes and includes opportunities for Q&A. Sessions are scheduled at mid-day to allow participants to conduct lunch-time training sessions. Over 80 ISD members participated in the first two sessions (described below). You can purchase a recording of any Sealing Your Success e-Seminar by clicking below.
April 1, 2011: "Camprofile Technology – Why use Camprofile Gaskets and Where"
Camprofile technology is becoming the future of metal gasket sealing solutions for many fixed equipment and piping applications. This topic will focus on what Camprofile gaskets are, why they are used and how they are applied. With tighter sealing requirements due to government regulated demands and new industry standards; Lee Melvin, Senior Sealing Engineer for Leader Global Technologies will present on how to meet those needs. Lee has 20 years in the industry with both product and equipment application expertise. This practical approach to the technology behind Bolted Joint Reliability will be of significant value to all Fluid Sealing Sales and Marketing professionals.
May 13, 2011: "Reformulating Rubber Manufacturing Under Highly Competitive and Uncertain Times."
This topic will deal with how various compounds of rubber sheet are made, were they are commonly recommended for use, and identifying failure modes when improperly applied. The presenter, Paul Smith, has been involved with industrial rubber use for more than 55 years as a shop converter and fabricator, salesman for BF Goodrich Industrial Products, and associated with distribution marketing at Fabricon, Beltservice and Apache Hose and Belting before joining American-Biltrite in 2001. He is now the Manager of Business Development and a current Board Member of ISD.
January 13, 2012: "Introduction to Elastometric Expansion Joints"
Topics included are expansion joint design/construction, the various styles of expansion joints and their specific uses, along with installation and troubleshooting. No matter the industries you serve, this class will help you understand the basic functions of an expansion joint. It's always good to start off the new year with a return to the basics!
March 16, 2012: "ASTM D2000 System for Classifying Rubber Materials"
Marty Loso and Wally Hansen of Precision Associates will provide an in-depth look at the ASTM D2000 system for classifying rubber materials. This system is frequently used to specify desired rubber properties and as a comparison of rubber compounds produced by different manufacturers. This presentation hopes to enable seminar attendees to be able to succesfully decode the various letters and numbers and to use the system to write their own call-outs using the ASTM manuals.
May 18, 2012: "Gasket Stress, Load and Torque"
Leak-free plant operation is a universal goal; this session will focus on how to ensure joint integrity through the use of gasket selection and practical bolting methods. The information provided will include some of the basic elements needed to achieve "leak free" operation of large diameter flanged joint connections. It will focus on gasket stress issues, load and torque, and include a look at the technology behind bolted joint assemblies. Topics will include joint analysis, evaluating flange data, machining procedures, bolting basics (both theory and function), radial shear, gasket styles, and new equipment design such as Camprofile gaskets. There are no silver bullets, but leak-free operation is likely easier than you think.
September 14, 2012: "Proper Selection And Installation Of Compression Packing For General Service To Extreme Applications"
Proper attention to selection and installation of compression packing will ensure a high degree of success in plant operation of pumps and valves. This session will focus on selection and installation procedures, as well as types of packing materials and lubricants. The information provided will help you assist your customers with the basic elements of packing design and use leading to longer life and more efficient operation. This will equate to cost savings in energy, procurement, and down time. Topics will include how compression works, types of packing from an economical viewpoint, construction, application recommendations, installation and adjustment procedures. This session will be a basic introduction to compression packing and hopefully will lead to a better understanding of a product that is the oldest and most common sealing device in the industrial market to control fluid leakage.
Additional seminars will be planned and announced under the guidance of our newly formed Technical Committee. If you have topics you’d like to see included, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
None at this time.