The AURA 220 uses a common global design and patented polymeric sealing device with active deflection control to help customers reduce operating and transaction costs. Additionally, the performance range of the seal has been expanded, improving its performance when operating in high pressure and temperature environments. The AURA 220 operates in a pressure range up to 220 bar or 3240 psi and a temperature range up to 200 °C or 390 °F.

Several additional technology advances help to cut the total cost of ownership for customers:

• Reduced leakage lowers customers’ operating costs and protects the environment
• Enhanced rotor design extends scheduled maintenance periods and lowers costs
• Optional bi-directional capability reduces spare inventory requirements

Technical support and troubleshooting from service and reliability engineers is available through the global service network on the range of applications. In addition, the service network has broad capabilities around power transmission couplings, hydrodynamic bearings, filtration and seal support systems.

Duncan Gillis, John Crane’s President and CEO, said: “With an established track record of reliability and supplying highly-engineered critical components to our customers, we’re proud to continue building on our innovation heritage and introduce a new family of gas seals that represent the next-generation of sealing technology. Our patented technology and large service footprint has put us in a unique position to continue helping our customers achieve their goals and supply energy around the world in a way that is safe and environmentally responsible.”