The major improvements in mechanical seals in recent years 15-4

Where have we been, and where should we be going? You have been using mechanical seals for many years now. Over the years you have witnessed many design changes, but has there been any real improvements in seal performance, or is your increased seal life coming from the use of environmental controls such as flushing, quenching and the use of jacketed stuffing boxes?

In this paper I am going to attempt to list the most significant improvements in the basic design of mechanical seals and give you some ideas as to where the sealing industry should be spending their development dollars.

Here are some of the advancements that have been made that contribute to longer mechanical seal life:

What will you need in future years?

What is the reason for the increased seal life we are experiencing now?


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