The Evolution And Application Of Mechanical Seal Face Materials
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The advancement of seal face material technology since the first known mechanical seal design in 1903 can be closely tied to standardization, regulation, and social concerns in industry. The authors will show how these different factors interacted and resulted in the advancement of mechanical seal faces and ultimately the advancement of mechanical seal applications. The historical discussion frames the discussion on contemporary seal face material selection philosophy.
Dietzel, William; Vasko, Jack (2015). The Evolution And Application Of Mechanical Seal Face Materials. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from