Analyzing Unacceptable Seal Performance
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For many years, acceptable seal performance was defined as “minimal or no visible leakage.” During the last decade, these definitions have changed immensely as government and industry have combined in a massive effort to clean up the environment. As the requirement to conform to new emission regulations has become reality, greater attention has been given to seal performance and the sealing system selection process. Presented here is an action plan that, when implemented in conjunction with the application of new standards and guidelines, will improve seal life, while reducing emissions. Actual data are used to demonstrate how sealing system performance has been improved over both the short and the long term.
Flach, Patrick M.; Murphy, Mark J.; Anderson, William I. (1998). Analyzing Unacceptable Seal Performance. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from