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RESEARCH PAPERS

A New Concept of Zero-Leakage Noncontacting Mechanical Face Seal

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I. Etsion

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

J. Tribol 106(3), 338-343 (Jul 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3260927 History: Received February 04, 1983; Online October 29, 2009

Abstract

A new concept of zero-leakage noncontacting mechanical face seal is described. Analysis of the seal performance and optimization of the seal ring geometry are presented. The main features of the new seal is a balance between pressure-induced and shear-induced flows and the simplicity of construction and performance prediction. Design charts for optimum seal configuration are given and the potential of the new concept is demonstrated by numerical examples.

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