Delivering Fluid Sealing Solutions Since 1972


See us at the Subcon Show


M Barnwell Services are excited to announce that members of our purchasing team will be attending the Subcon Show Birmingham. The Subcon Exhibition will take place at the NEC (Birmingham), on the 7-9 June 2016 (the same time as Automechanika Birmingham, where we are exhibiting). Subcon is the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show, dedicated to subcontracting and outsourced engineering […]

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Next Week We’re At Automechanika

Automechanika Birmingham Logo

Exciting Times at Automechanika! Dear Customer Are you visiting Automechanika in Birmingham next week? If so please drop by and see us or book a time that is convenient for you on the M Barnwell Services stand 11B2, where we will be able to show and demonstrate all of our products and services. Email at or call us today

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How To Fit A Shaft Repair Sleeve

Barnwell Shaft Repair Kits

How to remove and install a Shaft Repair Sleeve This is an instructional guide on the process of how to remove and install a Shaft Repair Sleeve / Redi-Sleeve / Shaft Wear Sleeve. If you are unsure always read the instructions or contact a member of the team today. Fitting Clean the surface where the seal has worn the shaft. […]

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What are Oil Seals?

Barnwell What Are Oil Seals

What are Oil Seals – A guide to Oil and Rotary Shaft Seals Also known as a Rotary Shaft Seal, Shaft Seal, Lip Seal, Elastomeric Lip Seal or any variation of these. It is a simple device for excluding dust, dirt, water or any other contaminant whilst retaining lubricant in rotary shaft equipment. Generally, it has been developed as a […]

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A Mechanical Seal Guide

Mechanical Seal

The Mechanical Seal – one of the most effective ways of sealing rotating shafts. This consists of two plane faces arranged perpendicular to the axis of the rotating shaft (which gives rise to the alternative name “radial face seal”). One face is fixed to the equipment casing or vessel, while the other is fixed to the shaft and so rotates […]

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What is an O Ring

O Ring Cross Section

What is an O Ring – Selecting, Material and Storage In this news/blog item, we look to answer what is an O Ring? The O Ring or Toroidal Seal is a simple, versatile and economical device with a vast range of uses. The most common of these is a static seal replacing a gasket or sealing washer, but it can […]

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Come and see us at Automechanika Birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham Logo

M Barnwell Services are excited to announce that members of our sales, purchasing and marketing teams will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham. The Automechanika Exhibition will take place (for the first time) at the NEC (Birmingham), on the 7-9 June 2016. It has been described as “The world’s leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket.” Overview of the […]

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O Ring Lube – why and when to use

O Ring Lube

In many applications, there is a need to minimize the frictional forces created by a seal. The simplest way to reduce this is to use an O Ring Lubricant. M Barnwell Services provides a barium base petroleum grease O Ring Lube agent fit for that purpose. Our O Ring Lube (available in various sizes) can be applied to the surface […]

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O Ring Material Selection – Overview

O Rings

Our most popular O Ring Material is Nitrile (NBR) 70° Shore ‘A’. This is an Elastomer seal that can do the majority of standard industrial applications. These include Oil, Petrochemical, Water and the majority of chemicals up to 100°C and 1500psi (providing the mating surfaces and housings are adequate). For low temperatures (below -30°C), high temperatures and pressures, as well […]

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M Barnwell Services to attend the Air-Tech Exhibition

Air Tech Exhibition 2016

M Barnwell Services are excited to announce that members of our sales, purchasing and marketing teams will be attending the Air-Tech Exhibition. The Air-Tech Exhibition will take place at the NEC (Birmingham), on the 12-14 April 2016. It has been described as ‘THE UK’S ONLY EVENT FOR COMPRESSED AIR, VACUUM, AND GENERATORS’. Entry is free and if you would like […]

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