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John Crane France

FITTING AND MAINTENANCE


INSTRUCTIONS
HIGH PERFORMANCE COUPLINGS
T_JE AND T_GE (*)

(*) can be also T_JW or T_GW

Written by
F. CRAMILLY

Checked by
BASCOUL P.

Approval by
BASCOUL P

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The high performance type coupling is a precision built coupling comprising two flexible membranes assemblies
connected by a torque tube. The flexible membranes are in stainless steel, the bolts in high tensile steel and the
other components forged and machined in high tensile steel.
The T-GE range has replaceable balanced membrane units and a detachable spacer component. The T-JE range
has a one piece transmission unit.
WARNING : The drive bolts should never be unfitted, otherwise JOHN CRANE FRANCE would be free from
its warranty obligation.

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1. During transport, handling and storage, the gagging sleeves (painted red for identification) should be in
position.
2. The coupling should be stored horizontally and should not be kept on end for long periods.
3. Avoid shocks during handling and protect against corrosion if stored for long periods.
4. The coupling is normaly sent in standard packaging (packing with flakes or foam) with included copy of the
general arangement drawing and on request a balancing certificate. The hub bores are protected by protective
coating which must be removed before fitting on site.

GENERAL INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

1. All couplings have to be controled on receipt, insure that :


a) no part is damaged and spigots and recesses are free from burrs and any signs of shock.
b) gagging sleeve and screws are in position
c) membrane units are matched marked to the spacer.
2. Set the distance between shaft ends (D.B.S.E.) taking into account any axial movement of the driving or driven
shafts when this is applicable.
3.for the machines and couplings expansion, see the mountings drawings ( at cold) and the notes located on
the general arrangement drawing.

INSTALLATION OF T-GE RANGE WITH REMOVABLE SPACER

1. Remove the spacer piece from the membrane units. Tapped holes are provided in the spacer piece flange as
jacking points, to assist in breaking the spigot/recess location.
2. Identify the driving and driven end transmission unit and fit it on the shaft.
For the fit hubs (hydraulic fitting) follow the usual procedure (customer's procedure). For the parallel bored and
keywayed hubs, John Crane France normally supply hubs machine to give a light interference fit with the
associated shaft. On fitting these hubs, expand hub bore by heating (without direct flam but a warm oil bath with
usually be adequate). Dont exceed
175 C / 352 F.
3. Check that the hub spigots are concentric to the centre of rotation to .05 mm / 0,002 inch T.I.R. (.025 mm /
0,001 inch TIR for coupling speed greater than 10000 rpm) or better and that the maximum run-out or swash is
within
.05 mm / 0,002 inch (.025 mm / 0,001 inch TIR for coupling speed greater than 10000 rpm)
It is advised to respect the alignement within 10 % or less of the values given on the general drawing.
4. When shims or shim-carriers are used see respectively appendix III and appendix IV.

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5. If the customer ; have to realize dynamic test of the driver ,with fitting the spigot washer, make sure that it is
removed before continuing oprations.
6. Remove the gagging screws and gagging sleeves from the membrane unit assemblies. Using the gagging
screws compress each membrane unit assembly by equal amounts, until the distance between the guard ring

flanges is equal to dimension 'x' as shown on appendix 1, thus enabling the spacer piece to be inserted between
the hubs.
7. Bring the spacer piece into position, between the membrane units. If the coupling is balanced be careful that
matched marks are in position.
8. Fit the spacer to one membrane unit and insert the bolts. It is important that the spigots and recesses be
engaged parallel and square to the flange faces, before tightening the bolts.
Tighten the bolts to the torque values given in appendix II.
Remove the gagging screws and repeat the above procedure on the remaining spacer/membrane unit interface.
DO NOT tighten the bolts with the gagging screws in position.
IMPORTANT The spacer piece must be supported throughout the above procedure to ensure that the weight is
never imposed on one bolted end only.
9. With the transmission unit bolted in position, check that the 'as fitted' concentricities correspond closely with
those quoted on the balancing certificate. If this document is not applicable ensure that all flanges are set up to
the centre of rotation as concentric as possible. A figure of .05 mm / 0,002 inch T.I.R. (.025 mm / 0,001 inch
TIR for coupling speed greater than 10000 rpm) should not be exceeded.
10. Safely store the gagging screws and sleeves for future use.

INSTALLATION OF T-JE RANGE WITH NON-REMOVABLE SPACER

1. Identify the driving and driven end of the transmission unit and fit them on the shaft. For the fit hubs
(hydraulic fitting) follow the usual procedure (customer's procedure). For the parallel bored and keywayed hubs,
John Crane France normally supply hubs machine to give a light interference fit with the associated shaft. On
fitting these hubs, expand hub bore by heating (without direct flam but a warm oil bath with usually be adequate).
Dont exceed 175 C / 352 F.
Tapped holes are provided in the hub flanges so that the transmission units could be removed from the spigots.
2. Check that the hub spigots are concentric to the centre of rotation to 0.05 mm / 0,002 inch TIR (.025 mm /
0,001 inch TIR for coupling speed greater than 10000 rpm) or better and that the maximum run-out or swash is
within .05 mm / 0,002 inch (.025 mm / 0,001 inch TIR for coupling speed greater than 10000 rpm)
It is advised to respect the alignement within 10 % or less of the values given on the general drawing.

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3. When shims or shim-carriers are used see respectively appendix I and appendix II.
4. Remove the gagging screws and sleeves from the membrane unit assemblies. Using the gagging screws
compress each membrane unit assembly by equal amounts until the distance tetween the guard ring and spacer
flanges is equal to dimension'x' as shown on appendix 1, thus enabling the transmission unit to be inserted
between the hubs.

5. Bring the transmission unit into position between the hubs. If a balanced coupling has been supplied the
reference marks on the flanges must be lined up.
6. Remove the gagging screws and insert the hub bolts.
It is important that the spigots and recesses be engaged parallel and square to flange faces before tightening the
bolts.
Tighten the hub bolts to the torque values given in appendix 2.
The transmission unit must be supported throughout the above procedure to ensure that the weight is never
imposed on one bolted end only.
DO NOT tighten the bolts with the gagging screws in position.
7. With the coupling bolted in position, check that the 'as fitted' concentricities correspond closely with those
quoted on the Balancing Certificate.
If this document is not applicable ensure all flanges are set up to the centre of rotation as concentric as possible.
A figure of .05 mm / 0,002 inch TIR (025 mm / 0,001 inch TIR for coupling speed greater than 10000 rpm)
should not be exceeded.
8. Safely store the gagging screws and sleeves for future use.

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G

REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION UNIT

T-GE RANGE WITH REMOVABLE SPACER


1. Remove the membrane unit/spacer piece nuts and bolts. The spacer piece must be supported to ensure that the
weight is never imposed on one end only.
2. Using the gagging screws compress each membrane unit assembly by equal amounts until the distance between
the guard ring flanges is equal to dimension 'x' as shown on appendix 1. This will separate at least one of the endspigot locations, enabling the removal of the spacer.
3. Remove the gagging screws and refit them with the gagging sleeves onto the membrane units.
4. Remove the transmission unit. For the fit hubs (hydraulic fitting) follow the usual procedure (customer's
procedure).
For the parallel bored and keywayed hubs, puller holes are machined on the hub faces. A tool may be fitted on
these puller holes. If hub dismounting is too difficult, so expand these one by heating (without direct flam).
Warning, dont exceed 100 C / 212 F and dont heat membrane assemblies.
5. Re-assemble following the installation procedure given previously and attempt to reproduce the original
concentricities.

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T-JE RANGE WITH NON-REMOVABLE SPACER


1. Remove the transmission unit/hub nuts and bolts. The transmission unit must be supported to ensure that the
weight is never imposed on one end only.
2. Using the gagging screws compress each membrane unit assembly by equal amounts until the distance between
the guard ring flanges is equal to dimension'x' as shown on appendix 1. This will separate at least one of the end
spigot locations.
3. Remove the gagging screws and refit them with the gagging sleeves onto the membrane units.
4. Remove the transmission unit. For the fit hubs (hydraulic fitting) follow the usual procedure (customer's
procedure).
For the parallel bored and keywayed hubs, puller holes are machined on the hub faces. A tool may be fitted on
these puller holes.
5. Re-assemble following the installation procedure given previously and attempt to procedure the original
concentricitie

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MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION

1. Under normal operating conditions no servicing or maintenance should be necessary. Periodically the bolts
should be checked for tightness and the membranes inspected. If the hubs or shafts have been disturbed for any
reason alignment must be checked.
Any dismantling or repairs work on the membrane units will invalidate the dynamic balance.
2. In case of trouble it is absolutely necessary to find the reason, prior to restart the unit.
Excessive misalignment or over load or both combinaison could be a reason of this damage.
3. It is recommended that on all bolted assemblies using self locking nuts be replaced after 5 dismantlings.

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APPENDIX I
X distance for couplings T-GE and T-JE

TSGE
TSJE
0110
0240
0420
0700
1100
1500
2100
2800
3600

inch
0,228
0,267
0,326
0,346
0,429
0,484
0,512
0,567
0,618

"X"
mm
5.8
6.8
8.3
8.8
10.9
12.3
13
14.4
15.7

TLGE
TLJE

0600
1000
1500
2100
3000
4000
5200
6700
8500
9012
9017
9026
9034
9042

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"X"
inch mm

0,327
0,354
0,453
0,531
0,512
0,590
0,669
0.732
0,807
0,866
1,031
1,185
1,272
1,398

8.3
9
11.5
13.5
13
15
17
18.6
20.5
22
26.2
30.1
32.3
35.5

TTGE
TTJE

2800
4000
5200
6700
8700
9011
9016
9023
9034
9045
9056

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"X"
inch mm

0,551
0,590
0,669
0,728
0795
0,866
0,925
1,102
1,268
1,358
1,492

14
15
17
18.5
20.2
22
23.5
28
32.2
34.5
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APPENDIX II
Bolt tightening torque for couplings
T-JE and T-GE

TSGE
TSJE

TLGE
TLJE

110
240
420
700
1100
1500
2100
2800
3600

600
1000
1500
2100
3000
4000
5200
6700
8500
9012
9017
9026
9034
9042

TTGE
TTJE

2800
4000
5200
6700
8700
9011
9016
9023
9034
9045
9056

T-GE
lb.ft N.m
7
7
7
18
18
59
59
59
59
59
151
151
199
199
199
199

10
10
10
25
25
80
80
80
80
80
205
205
270
270
270
270

T-JE
lb.ft N.m
7
7
7
7
18
18
18
59
59
59
59
59
151
151
151
151

10
10
10
10
25
25
25
80
80
80
80
80
205
205
205
205

Tightening torque for


transmission unit and spacer

Tightening torque for bolt between hub


and transmission unit

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APPENDIX III
1 - Before the assembly of the shims spacer :

T-GE

T-JE

The dimension between the flanges of the transmission units (T-GE) or, the hub flanges must be measured (see
figure 1).
2. Compare the 2 measured dimensions to the values given in the drawing shims table.
Take the closest value which indicates the number of shims to use.
3. When possible, the shims must be divided on each side of the spacer or transmission unit and located on
spigots.
4. It is impossible to use a number of shims geater than the number given on the general arrangment drawing (in
case of anomaly, refer to JOHN CRANE FRANCE).
5. Carry on the coupling assembly following paragraph 3 of the general instructions procedure related to the
coupling.

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APPENDIX IV
SHIMS AND SHIMS-CARRIER

1.

Before the assembly of the shims spacer :

T-GE

T-JE

The dimension between the fLanges of the transmission units (T-GE) or, the hub flanges must be measured (see
figure 1).
2.Compare the 2 measured dimensions to the values given in the drawing. shims table.
Take the closest value which indicates the number of shims to use.
Nota : JOHN CRANE FRANCE advises before disassemble shims carrier to check if the control dimensions can't
be achieved through a modification of the shims outside the spacer - shims carrier component.
(if the latter is already assembled with the number of shims related to the nominal thickness, see the general
arrangement drawing) .

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lst case
The number of shims is less than the number written for the nominal dimension in shims table :
- disassemble the shims carrier
- fit the necessary number of shims
- assemble the shims carrier with its shims provided that the shims are located vis a vis the screws
(one screw can be used as a guide device)
- follow the angular positioning indicated on each component.

2nd case
The number of shims is greater than the number indicated for the nominal dimension written an shims table.
1. put between the spacer and the shims-carrier, the number of shims corresponding to the nominal value or to the
thickness written on the general arrangement drawing.
2. procede to the assembly of the shims carrier as indicated in 1st case.
- If required, fit the remaining shims in the spigots of the transmission unit hubs.
3. It is impossible to use a number of shims greater than the number given on the general arrangment drawing (in
case of anomaly, refer to JOHN CRANE FRANCE).
4. Carry on the coupling assembly following paragraph 3 of the general. instructions procedure related to the
coupling.

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APPENDIX V
(OLD RANGE)
Bolt tightening torque for couplings

T-GS and T-JS

TSGS
TSJS

TLGS
TLJS

150
250
280
540
750
1000
1300

210
350
530
750
1000
1400
1850
3000
4200
6000
9009
9012
9015

TTGS
TTJS

1000
1400
1850
2400
4000
5500
7800
9012
9016
9020

TUGS
TUJS

2900
4900
6700
9009
9014
9016
9024

T-GS
lb.ft N.m
18
18
18
59
59
59
59
151
151
199
199
199
199

25
25
25
80
80
80
80
205
205
270
270
270
270

T-JS
lb.ft N.m
7
7
18
18
18
18
18
59
59
96
151
151
151

10
10
25
25
25
25
25
80
80
130
205
205
205

Tightening torque for transmission unit (N.m) / lb.ft

Tightening torque for bolt between hub


and transmission unit

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APPENDIX VI
(OLD RANGE)

X Distance for couplings


T-GS and T-JS
TSGS
TSJS
0150
0250
0380
0540
0750
1000
1300

"X"
inch mm
0,33
0,35
0,45
0,53
0,55
0,61
0,69

8.5
9.5
11.5
13.5
14
15.5
17.5

TLGS
TLJS
0210
0350
0530
0750
1000
1400
1850
3000
4200
6000
9009
9012
9015

"X"
inch mm
0,33
0,37
0,45
0,53
0,55
0,63
0,71
0,87
0,93
1,12
1,30
1,40
1,54

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8.5
9.5
11.5
13.5
14
16
18
22
23.5
28.5
33
35.5
39

TTGS
TTJS

1000
1400
1850
2400
4000
5500
7800
9012
9016
9020

"X"
inch mm

0,55
0,59
0,67
0,75
0,89
0,96
1,14
1,34
1,46
1,59

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TUGS
TUJS

14
15
17
19
22.5
24.5
29
34
37
40.5

2900
4900
6700
9009
9014
9016
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"X"
inch mm

0,55
0,91
0,98
1,16
1,36
1,46
1,63

14
23
25
29.5
34.5
37.5
41.5