Mechanical Seals ( API 682 )
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A mechanical seal is simply a method of containing fluid within a vessel (typically pumps, mixers, etc.) where a rotating shaft passes through a stationary housing or occasionally, where the housing rotates around the shaft.
Mechanical Seals are regulated and standardized using the API 682 standard. Click here for a thorough review of this plan.
Types of mechanical seal:
• Wet Seal – Quench/Liquid Seal
• Dry Seal – Gas Seal
• Single Seal
• Dual Seal
The function of a mechanical seal support system is to:
- Lubricate shaft & seal
- Provide temperature control for the seal
- Flush the seal of dirt and/or residue build up
- Prevent system media from leaking to atmosphere