Mechanical Seal Failures

Basic Failure Analysis

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Mechanical Seal Failure Analysis ‡ Seals fail for 2 basic reasons:
± One of the seal components has become damage ± Something caused the faces to open up

‡ The basic process is to carefully examine all of the components and look at the equipment and application.
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Balance Seals vs Unbalanced Seals FileName: Master Prepared: 4/6/2011 Page: 20 .

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Testing for Seal Face Flatness FileName: Master Prepared: 4/6/2011 Page: 26 .

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fluid. etc. removing impurities.Seal Environmental Controls Controlling the seal temperature. FileName: Master Prepared: 4/6/2011 Page: 28 .

Seal Flush FileName: Master Prepared: 4/6/2011 Page: 29 .

Seal Quench and Drain FileName: Master Prepared: 4/6/2011 Page: 30 .

Double Seal with Pressurized Barrier Fluid FileName: Master Prepared: 4/6/2011 Page: 31 .

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