Gas Seal Contamination
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Design of seals and sealing systems requires multidisciplinary skills and deep understanding of interactions between the seals and its environment. This paper proposes to present typical gas seals contaminants and corresponding consequences. It will then describe the process typically used to perform the root cause analysis and leading to a proposed fix.
Lebigre, Raphael Bridon and Olivier (2011). Gas Seal Contamination. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from