Dry Gas Seal Contamination During Operation and Pressurized Hold Background and Potential Solutions
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This paper will discuss the challenges with contamination of gas seals. The reliability of gas seals is largely dependent on having a continuous supply of clean and dry seal gas. In dynamic mode, gas supply systems take product gas from a higher-pressure level in the compressor, filter it and use it to create the ideal environment for the gas seal. This typically ensures that the gas seal effectively protected against contaminated process gas.
Goebel, Daniel; Schmidt, Glenn (2018). Dry Gas Seal Contamination During Operation and Pressurized Hold Background and Potential Solutions. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from