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design considerations in mechanical face seals for improved performance. i - basic configurationsBasic assembly configurations of the mechanical face seal are described and some advantages associated with each are listed. The various forms of seal components (the primary seal, secondary seal, etc.) are illustrated, and functions pointed out. The technique of seal pressure balancing and its application is described; and the concept of the PV factor, its different forms and limitations are discussed. Brief attention is given to seal lubrication since it is covered in detail in a companion paper. Finally, the operating conditions for various applications of low pressure seals (aircraft transmissions) are listed, and the seal failure mode of a particular application is discussed.
Document ID
19780049274
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ludwig, L. P.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Greiner, H. F.
(Sealol, Inc. Providence, R.I., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1977
Subject Category
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 77-WA/LUB-3
Meeting Information
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Winter Annual Meeting(Atlanta, GA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other