Learn various seal designs and their application.
Mechanical Seal Designs
Knowledge of mechanical seal components.
This is the second lesson in the iKNOW™ Mechanical Seals Library. It describes various seal designs and their application. The lesson also describes conditions that may affect mechanical seal performance.
Describe a single seal and list its uses. Describe a double seal and list its uses. Describe a tandem seal and list its uses. Describe a cartridge seal and list its uses. Define an inside seal and explain its use. Define an outside seal and explain its use. Explain how process fluid affects mechanical seals. Explain how temperature affects mechanical seals. Explain how operational conditions affect mechanical seals.
MECHANICAL SEALS (4)
This is the first lesson in the iKNOW™ Mechanical Seals Library. The lesson explains the purpose and basic components of mechanical seals. The participant is instructed in the identification and characteristics of materials commonly used to make seal faces and seal hardware, and to understand the limitations of seals. Characteristics, limitations, and application of packing are also discussed.
This is the third lesson in the iKNOW™ Mechanical Seals Library. This lesson demonstrates the steps necessary to prepare to remove, and to remove, a failed mechanical seal. The lesson trains the participant in failure analysis to determine the cause of seal failure and identify the means to correct the problem or condition that caused the failure.