Improving Reliability and Reducing Steam Leakage in General Purpose Steam Turbines with Floating Brush Seals
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This case study examines four different applications where brush seals were introduced into the gland boxes of process steam turbines where conventional carbon rings and mechanical seals were previously applied. The resulting observations and data are presented to highlight the impacts to gland box reliability, steam losses, and bearing life.
Zanini, Peter; Kim, Jongsoo; Sandridge, Jeff; Gilmore, Billy, Jr. (2016). Improving Reliability and Reducing Steam Leakage in General Purpose Steam Turbines with Floating Brush Seals. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from