Effects of operating conditions on gas suction of radial lip seals

S. Nakaoka, Y. Sato, S. Gondo, Joichi Sugimura, Y. Yamamoto

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the method and results of experiments on effects of seal operating conditions on gas transportation between the air side and the sump side of radial lip seals. A novel technique has been developed to measure sucked and leaked gas volume across lip seals quantitatively by using gas chromatography. Tests are conducted with helium and nitrogen under various shaft speeds, sump levels, shaft dynamic runouts, and sump pressures. The results show that lip seals pump gas from the air side into the sump side, and at the same time leak gas in the opposite direction, whereby the leak rates are lower than the pump rates. The rates of gas transportation depend on the shaft speed and the sump pressure, while they do not depend on the dynamic runout.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPapers presented at
    Subtitle of host publicationSealing for Pollution Prevention and Control - 18th International Conference of Fluid Sealing
    EditorsJ. Hoyes
    Pages263-270
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
    Event18th International Conference of Fluid Sealing - Antwerp, Belgium
    Duration: Oct 12 2005Oct 14 2005

    Publication series

    Name18th International Conference of Fluid Sealing

    Other

    Other18th International Conference of Fluid Sealing
    CountryBelgium
    CityAntwerp
    Period10/12/0510/14/05

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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