Oil Seal Dynamics: Considerations For Analysis Of Centrifugal Compressors.
Oil seals are used in many industrial compressor designs where positive control of the process gas is essential. Consideration of the influence of these seals is necessary for proper design evaluation. The oil seals can have a controlling influence under certain conditions of loading, supply pressure, and rotor speed. The analysis of the loading and hydrodynamic forces as applied to typical design studies is reviewed. Results of test and field data support the general method of analysis methods and points to future test results needed to fully understand the dynamics of the oil seals and their influence on the stability and response sensitivity of a rotor system.
Kirk, R. Gordon (1986). Oil Seal Dynamics: Considerations For Analysis Of Centrifugal Compressors.. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from