D frame adapter
- Used to connect and align the pump and motor (manufactured in
metric dimensions). The Imperial version is called a "C" frame
- A metal spray process used to put a hard surface on a softer
metal. This is the normal method of applying nickel base tungsten
carbide. It is preferred over the popular Plasma Process if you
arre manufacturing a mechanical seal face.
- The German standard for industrial products.
- The physical touching of a component to arrest vibration.
- Isolating the stuffing box. No recirculation or flushing lines
in or out.
- Movement or displacement of the shaft in a radial
- Measured in gm/cm2 or lb/in 2 A measure
of the weight of the fluid. A better term than specific
- A tool used to measure concentricity or displacement of a
- A liquid that thickens (increases its viscosity) with
- Used in A.P.I. glands to support the shaft in the event of a
bearing failure, or to prevent product from rushing to atmosphere
after a seal failure. The close clearance (0.025 inch or 0.5 mm.)
directs most of the leakage through a drain connection in the seal
gland to an appropriate container.
- Connecting a line from the discharge side of the pump to the
stuffing box. Should be used with a close fitting bushing in the
end of the stuffing box to increase the stuffing box pressure. A
common application when pumping a fluid close to its vapor
- Do not use precision bearings if the bearing bore
(millimeters) x rpm. is 300,000 or greater
Double balanced seal
- Hydraulically balanced in both directions. A desirable
feature, but seldom provided by seal manufacturers.
- An out dated term describing two seals in a pump. The latest
terminology is "dual seals". In the past the term was used to
describe a higher pressure barrier fluid between dual seals.
Double suction pump
- The rotor is suspended between two bearings with the fluid
entering on either side of the impeller. Used at higher
- A centrifugal pump design that incorporates two cut waters to
prevent shaft deflection when the pump is operating off of the
B.E.P. Lowers the efficiency of the pump and therefore seldom used
on smaller size impellers.
- These lugs or pins transmit the torque from the set screws to
the seal face.
- Running without fluid at the seal face.
- Two seals running in various configurations: back to back,
tandem, face to face, or concentric.
- The property of a metal that lets you give it a great deal of
mechanical deformation without cracking.
- The rubber part that has to move to move or flex to compensate
for seal face wear or shaft movement.
Dynamic head (system head)
- The pump head created by friction in the piping system.
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