This book, produced foruse by distributors and end-users, shouldprove of practical value to engineers, industrial designers, maintenancesuperintendents and anyone who can benefitfrom a thoroughunderstanding of seals.Itwill explain:• Whattypes of seals are available• How to selectthe bestseal forany given application• How to improve performance with properinstallation• How to repairseal-worn shaftsurfaces• How to spotand correctseal problems economically
How to Use this Study Guide
This self-study guide is designed to increase performance productivity.Each chapterconsists of a logical organization of material, technicaldiagrams and a shortquiz to help you retain whatyou study.Carefully read the textportion of each chapter. Make notes orunderline if you wish; this can help you rememberwhatyou’ve read.This material is designed forthe individual’s own learning pace. Attheend of the program, you will have learned the same information andshould retain itas well as any other“student.”The chapterquizzes are an importantphase of self-study learningsince they are intended to reinforce the material covered. The quizquestions are straightforward multiple choice and true–false. Thereare no “trickquestions.” Youranswers can easily be checked byreferring to the material presented in the chapter.Complete each review in orderbefore going on to the nextchapter.If you are notsure of an answerto a question, checkbackin thechapterand review thatportion again.If you follow this procedure through all nine chapters, you shouldgain a thorough understanding of shaftseals.You will be able to testyourknowledge through an overall “FinalReview” atthe end of the book. This is a final checkforthe reader.A“Certificate of Merit” to those who successfully pass the final reviewwith a minimum score of 85% will be issued. Instructions forobtaininga certificate are atthe end of this book.