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Seals and Sealing Handbook – Sixth Edition published by Elsevier in July 2014. 
A rewrite of the Fifth Edition with new material covering the latest developments.

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Available visiting the Elsevier Bookstore: Book Details,

or  individual chapters may be downloaded from Science Direct: Download Details 


Published Papers

Seals and Sealing Handbook – Fifth Edition published by Elsevier Ltd in August 2007

When the customer has a problem- A year in the life of a consultant - 21st International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, November 2011.

Advances in our understanding of elastomer dynamic seals - 8th EDF-LMS Poitiers Workshop, Dynamic Sealing in Severe Operating Conditions, October 2009.

A Review of the Development of Reciprocating Seals - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Seminar, Focus on Reciprocating Seals, June 2008.

Seals and Sealing Today - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Seminar, Seals and Sealing Today, December 2005.

Elastomer fatigue testing for explosive decompression cycling prediction - 17th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, 2003.

Grouted pipeline intervention tee, design, development and proving of the elastomer seals - 17th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, 2003.

Prediction of explosive decompression damage in elastomer seals - Reliability of Rotating Machinery Sealing Systems Seminar, IMechE, 1999.

Hydraulic operation of sub-surface safety valves at HP/HT - 19th Energy Sources and Technology Conference and Exhibition, ASME, 1998

The effects of misalignment on mechanical seal performance - 15th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, 1997.

The prediction of elastomer seal performance in oilfield equipment -Oilfield Engineering with Polymers, MERL, 1996.

Effects of surface finish on reciprocating seal performance - 14th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, 1994.

Factors affecting reciprocating seal performance - 10th International Conference on Fluid Power, BHR Group, 1993.

Performance testing of mechanical seals - 13th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, 1992.

Mechanical seal chamber design for improved performance - 9th International Pump Users Symposium, Texas A&M, 1992.

Considerations affecting the design of pump chambers for improved mechanical seal reliability - BPMA 12th International Pump Technical Conference, April, 1991

Performance variation in reciprocating rubber seals for fluid power applications - STLE/ASME Joint Tribology Conference, 1987.

Reliability of mechanical seals in centrifugal process pumps - 11th International Conference on Fluid Sealing, BHR Group, 1987.

Vapour emission from rotary shaft seals in petro-chemical plants -Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 1986
 
A study of factors affecting mechanical seal performance - Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1986. This paper was awarded the Mond Prize by the Process Industries Division of IMechE.