Mechanical Seal Designs

Learn various seal designs and their application.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of mechanical seal components.

Description

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.

Objectives

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.