A Helium Face Seal Application In a Liquid Oxygen Pump

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Walter J. Cieslik

Pesco Products, Bedford, Ohio

J. of Lubrication Tech 91(4), 668-674 (Oct 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3555024 History: Online August 23, 2011


The object of the work discussed in this paper was to develop a reliable helium gas shaft seal for use in an electric motor-driven, liquid oxygen pump on a space vehicle. The development effort covered tests on two basically different face seal designs, one with an attached carbon face and the other with a floating lap-fitted carbon face. Several bellows vibration damping devices and various seal material combinations were investigated.

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