Mechanical Seal Practice For Improved Performance

Mechanical seals can operate effectively for prolonged periods with zero or negligible leakage and minimum attention for maintenance. Many engineers regard mechanical seals as a major potential weakness and prime source for downtime and maintenance attention. This book arose from a joint study of mechanical seal performance. It deals with seal design, materials and selection, pump design and its effect on seal performance, seal testing, installation, operation and maintenance.

Subject matter covered in this publication:

  • Mechanical seal design.
  • Mechanical seal selection.
  • Pump considerations.
  • Verification of seal design.
  • Practical considerations in using mechanical seals.

Author:  Denis Summers-Smith

Publisher:   Professional Engineering Publications

ISBN:  0 85298 806