Sealing technology for desalination plants


So that the sustainable water supply functions reliably

Desalinating seawater or process water is becoming ever more important today, for drinking water is in short supply due to climate change. At the same time, global water consumption is rising – and with it, the number of water desalination plants.

The most efficient and state-of-the-art method for desalination is reverse osmosis (RO) a membrane separation procedure. Thermal distillation is a process that is primarily used for drinking water production in the Middle East. Here, seawater is heated, evaporated, and then liquefied again.



These processes require the use of many different pumps. They must move a great quantity of water and be able to handle different requirements. The sometimes high salt content of seawater or of the separated salt (brine), the chemicals in the brine, and high pressures of up to 60 bar place great demands on the pumps and their seals. At the same time, the sealing components used for drinking water production must comply with high hygienic standards and legal requirements. The technically oriented design of the seals and their materials are therefore critical for reliable, efficient, and safe pump and system operation.


High-performance sealing technology for water desalination plants

From seawater desalination plants for supplying drinking water for cities and communities or desalination systems for industrial treatment of used and process water, EagleBurgmann knows the demanding process conditions and has spent many years serving operators of desalination plants and pump OEMs with reliable, high-performance sealing technology that has stood the test of time.


The benefits to you

  • A broad portfolio of standardized sealing technology for nearly any type of pump in proven EagleBurgmann quality
  • Modular construction with standardized components and functional add-ons make seals possible for any customer-specific requirement
  • Training courses for technical personnel at the EagleBurgmann Academy
  • Custom-tailored in-house training courses worldwide
  • Technical support from EagleBurgmann seal experts in case of questions

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Are you a service provider for desalination plants that offers specialized maintenance, repair, and replacement of mechanical seals?

Working with EagleBurgmann can benefit you in many ways. We offer a broad range of mechanical pump seals that are available quickly. For any type of water application. We keep you up to date with our training courses. Our sealing specialists around the world are there to help you if you have any questions.

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References from the world of desalination

Our extensive sealing technology expertise is revealed in numerous (seawater) desalination projects.  Take a look at these selected practical application examples. That's excellent sealing technology.


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Sealing expertise for water applications

Technology, service, knowledge. To the clear advantage of every industry. Table with metric units.


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Sealing expertise for water applications - Ed. North America

Technology, service, knowledge. To the clear advantage of every industry. 
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