When a pump operates, the liquid could leak out of the pump between the rotating shaft and the stationary pump casing. III. Rotary shaft seals provide sealing and wiping functionality for rotating and swiveling movements under low pressure and high velocity. Not only do we do seals for rotating shafts, we supply a large range of hydraulic seals & ‘O’ Rings for all applications. Ideal design applications Use hydrodynamic design in shaft applications that turn in a singular or dual direction, making them ideal for use in heavy duty applications when extended service life and zero tolerance for leakage are necessary. 19.01.76, Z. N 2322561, publ. Known mechanical seal (see ed. & Terms of Use. A further object of the invention is to provide a shaft seal which is simple in design, rugged in construction and economical to manufacture. A plain seal is, therefore, unsuitable as at low eccentricity it would not be able to sustain the load of the seal body. Ann H. Rocke, Mem. • as I am a chemical engineer, and Seals are not my specialty and I had no work experience at the time it was made :D . The seal capacity of the rotating shaft seal can be improved or increased by some measures. 26. Compared with gland packings, they require less space and no maintenance. © 2004-2021 FreePatentsOnline.com. The frictional heat created between two surfaces at this speed is enough to damage the shaft, let alone an elastomer material. The seal rings must be cooled from the outside if overheating in the gap is to be avoided. A hydrostatic or hydrodynamic shaft seal comprises a ring revolving with the shaft and an axially movable static ring which is sealed against the housing by two O-rings and forms, with the revolving ring, radial seal gaps. Also known as oil seals, use these to retain oil on rotating shafts in motors, pumps, bearings, and gearboxes. They perform two essential functions. While specific embodiments of the invention have been shown and described in detail to illustrate the application of the principles of the invention, it will be understood that the invention may be embodied otherwise without departing from such principles. The Hydrodynamic Effect and the Dynamic Sealing Mechanism discussed earlier in this chapter provide and explanation of how a radial shaft seal works in application. Compression of the packing forces the packing … Single-Lip V-Spring-loaded rotary shaft seal for extreme environments. If ex-tremely rough, the lip will not be able to conform to the surface and leak imme-diately. A lip seal device is the simplest and most widely u sed for sealing rotating shafts. A hydrostatic seal is a non-contacting mechanical seal that operates under an equilibrium of forces. Since the shaft rotates, preventing this leakage can … FIG. Contact us for additional information. Seal Components Typical rotary shaft seal components include a rigid outer component and a flexible inner lip (see Figure 2-2). The type of contamination the seal will need to exclude is dependent on the application. Rapid seal wear will also occur if there is no fluid to form a hydrodynamic film, if the fluid pressure is too high thus raising the contact pressure, or if the shaft is poorly finished or of inhomogeneous material such that the surface may become pitted. The primary function is to retain the bearing or system lubricant in the system to avoid leakage. From these pockets the stopping medium flows to both sides through the seal gap outwardly into the process space and inwardly into the atmosphere. 27. Rapid seal wear will also occur if there is no fluid to form a hydrodynamic film, if the fluid pressure is too high thus raising the contact pressure, or if the shaft is poorly finished or of inhomogeneous material such that the surface may become pitted. As velocity increases, the hydrodynamic activity 25. 5). absence of rotation, the hydrodynamic leakage does not occur. Deep grooved face seal Circumferential and radial grooves Hydrostatic pressure fed seal Hydrostatic taper seal gas Fig S Radial face seals 209 Floyd - gas seals for rotating shafts Fig 6 Hydrodynamic face seal PA P5 gas Pgas PA Thick liquid film face seals can be used for sealing gases by placing the seals in tandem with a pressurized barrier liquid between them. © 2021 Kalsi Engineering, Inc. All Rights Reserved. FIG. 4 is suitable. The primary function is to retain the bearing or system lubricant in the system to avoid leakage. Except for slight increases of the friction and throttle losses, further increase of the stopping medium throughput has little effect on the admission pressure of the throttle point. 8. Hydrodynamic Effect Ever wonder how a radial lip seal can stop a reservoir of oil from leaking around a shaft rotating at 2000 rpm? Compression packing must be mechanically loaded in the axial direction that is opposed to the pressure within the equipment. The seal between the rotating member and shaft or shaft sleeve (4). They maintain very good sealing capacity at static, medium and high speeds of shaft rotation, with the increased seal lifetime, and minimum torque and static friction. Comprehensive engineering literature and one-on-one engineering support are available to help you specify and implement the most appropriate rotary seal for the operating conditions of your equipment. The samll quantities of stopping medium of known hydrostatic and hydrodynamic seals are, however, unable to remove the friction heat created in the gap during operation. An end-face mechanical seal, or a mechanical end-face seal, also referred to as a mechanical face seal but usually simply as a mechanical seal, is a type of seal used in rotating equipment, such as pumps, mixers, blowers, and compressors. Hydrodynamic means in the form of one or more plurality of spaced recesses in the inner circumferential face of each segment are formed so as to produce negative hydrodynamic lift in the recess and urge the seal ring segments toward the rotating shaft during normal rotation thereof. A rotary seal, also known as a radial shaft seal, typically sits between a rotary shaft and a fixed housing — such as a cylinder wall — to stop fluid leaking along the shaft. The garter spring ensures constant force to the shaft, flattening the sealing edge … Due to the automatic stabilization of the seal gap, minimal gaps and hence minimal stopping medium throughputs can be achieved, which, in most known seal designs, are very difficult to realize, for manufacturing and physical reasons, without getting to the limits of operational safety. But thereby the usability of these known seal types is limited to low circumferential speeds in the seal area. Patent PL, Int.Cl.F16J15-53, no 206282, Compact, centrifugal seal with magnetic fluid (in Polish). Face seals are mechanical devices used to seal rotating shafts in numerous applications. Horve, L. A., 1992, “Understanding the Sealing Mechanism of the Radial Lip Seal for Rotating Shafts,” Proc. Accordingly it is an object of the invention to provide an improved seal for a rotating shaft which includes a revolving ring revolving with the shaft and a static ring which is movable only axially in respect to the shaft and forms radial seal gaps with the revolving ring and which includes a pair of axially spaced O-rings sealing the static ring with the housing and permitting its axial mobility, the static ring with the revolving ring form radial gaps for the flow of an incompressible fluid therethrough having a flowthrough valve passage into which a valve ring member extends so as to control the pressure on the fluid which flows through the cavity of the static ring and for this purpose the valve ring is biased by spring. At very slow speeds, boundary lubrication occurs, and seal running torque1 is relatively high due to asperity contact between the seal and the shaft. The magnetic fluid seal is suitable for high-speed rotating shaft seal applications. 1 is an axial quarter section view in elevation of a seal, constructed in accordance with this invention, showing the relative position of the various parts, when the shaft is rotating. Use hydrodynamic design in shaft applications that turn in a singular or dual direction, making them ideal for use in heavy duty applications when extended service life and zero tolerance for leakage are necessary. The material discussed in this paper includes the following : 1 . The described internal cooling of the static seal ring 3 by means of the stopping medium stream makes possible, with a thermostatic stopping medium quantity control 17, a stable temperature regulation in the seal area. The seal between the rotating (3) and stationary faces (1). These seals have a metal case that creates a tight seal when mating with smooth surfaces. A housing 4 supports the shaft for rotation and a pair of axially spaced O-rings 5,5 seal the static ring with the housing and permit its axial mobility. A rigid member has a peripheral portion engaging the stationary member and has a frustoconical portion with a disc-engaging surface on one side, facing the shaft. A seal for sealing between a rotating shaft and a housing comprising a seal ring formed by a plurality of circumferentially spaced segments mounted for movement toward and away from the shaft and having a high pressure side, a low pressure side, an inner circumferential face opposed to the shaft and an outer circumferential face. Because of the lubrication provided by the hydrodynamic waves, this elevated contact pressure zone remains lubricated. On any machine that has a rotating shaft there will be a shaft seal of one type or another. The static seal ring 3 of the shaft seal according to FIG. E-1246. sealing system for rotating shafts ( mechanical seals and packing ) 1. 2 is an end view in a section, taken along line 2--2 in FIG. Such seals include a ring revolving with the shaft and a static seal ring which is pressed against the end face of the revolving ring and with it forms the seal gap. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the shaft seal with adjustment means; FIG. To generate a required pressure pT in the pockets 9, which, to maintain the blocking medium stream in the seal gap, must be higher than the highest counter-pressure to both sides of the seal ara, a tensioning force is applied via spring elements 7 distributed over the circumference, which elements take support on a ring 10 which also serves as a pressure-limiting valve. Application / Media: Air / Pneumatic, Hydraulic Fluid Kalsi Seals that are optimized for high levels of differential pressure employ composite construction that places a high modulus layer of elastomer or plastic material at the extrusion gap clearance between the housing and the shaft. FIG. Description: hydrodynamic seal in the shaft/housing interface for cool running with minimal torque.Typical applications include, but are not limited to, wind turbine pitch control and off-road excavation equipment. Classic hydrodynamic behavior is illustrated in Figure 1. 1 comprises two parts welded together. Centrifuge force will have evident influence on magnetic fluid rotating shaft seals. Although the hydrodynamic waves vary in shape and aggressiveness from one Kalsi Seal design to another, they all provide the same core benefit: interfacial lubrication. Most polymeric rotary seals use a relatively narrow dynamic sealing interface and low interfacial contact pressure to minimize seal generated heat. 1 and 3 can be used in the low-pressure range to about 5 bars, since at higher pressures for maintaining the equilibrium of forces FV =FS the pressure pE before the throttle becomes so high that the stopping medium throughput through the seal gap increase impermissibly. The sealing effect is achieved by preloading the sealing lip making its internal diameter slightly smaller than the shaft diameter. Wider dynamic lips are more resistant to damage 2. • This presentation is made by • Mohamed El-keik on 17/10/2016 • Email: [email protected] • Pardon me if there are any wrong information . Search for other works by this author on: This Site. 5 is a pressure load diagram relating to FIG. Shaft surface should be smooth to 0.25- 0.5µm. Certain seal designs also incorporate geometry that causes increased contact pressure at the exclusion edge, for enhanced environmental exclusion in certain operating conditions. The elastomeric radial lip seal has been used throughout industry for many years to retain lubricants and exclude contaminants in rotating shaft applications. Fluid film seals rely on hydrostatic and hydrodynamic devices to generate and maintain a gas film between the rotating and stationary surfaces of the seal. Kalsi washpipe packing has hydrodynamic waves that reduce packing friction and heat by lubricating the dynamic sealing interface. The high performance of Kalsi-brand rotary seals is based on hydrodynamic interfacial lubrication. A mechanical seal has 4 main sealing points: I. Spring means including a spring 7 which may be adjustable bears against a valve ring member 10 which seats at an end of the static ring and limits the pressure of the fluid. The secondary function of a rotary shaft seal is to preclude any contamination of the system by external particles or other environmental impacts. • as I am a chemical engineer, and Seals are not my specialty and I had no work experience at the time it was made :D . … & Terms of Use. Individuals tend to confuse this pumping action with pressure driven lubrication, but the interfacial lubrication of a Kalsi Seal is driven by relative rotation between the seal and the shaft. The dynamic lip of a Kalsi Seal has an abrupt circular exclusion edge that faces the environment. Resilient means urge the seal ring toward the shaft. This construction allows the seals to exploit the favorable extrusion resistance characteristics of the higher modulus material without a corresponding dramatic increase in interfacial contact pressure. When the rotation stops, the pumping action ceases. The seal according to the invention has an intensive internal cooling, which permits using it also in speed ranges at which turbocompressors and other high-speed machines are operated. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a shaft seal constructed in accordance with the invention; FIG. A hydrodynamic seal is a type of mechanical seal. Google Scholar. For example, Ra does not describe the surface profile, because it is an averaging technique for the micro-surface deviations above and below a mean line in a given assessment length. Viscous fluid (blue) is pumped back toward a sump by helical grooves (dark blue) in the rotating shaft (light gray). Hydrodynamic Pressure Profile This pressure profile, combined with the increased pressure gradient, lifts the seal lip away from the shaft, creating a film of fluid. Please contact one of our experienced seal engineers to select the best seal for your application. Rotary shaft seals work by squeezing and maintaining lubricant in a slim layer between the lip and the shaft. Surface Finish If the shaft surface finish is too rough, it will prematurely abrade the lip. The invention relates particularly to a hydrostatic or hydrodynamic shaft seal, including a ring revolving with the shaft and an axially movable static ring which is sealed from the housing by two O-rings, and forms, with the revolving ring, radial seal gaps through which an incompressible fluid flows and stabilizes the seal gap. 2 is a pressure load diagram relating to FIG. The various features of novelty which characterize the invention are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. It was developed as a means of protecting bearings of rotating shafts. Privacy Policy 1, illustrating one of the sealing rings of … A rigid member has a peripheral portion engaging the stationary member and has a frustoconical portion with a disc-engaging surface on one side, facing the shaft. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and specific objects attained by its uses, reference is made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated. rotating shaft seals is critical when trying to reduce the mean time between failure of rotating equipment. The Rotary Shaft Seal is used for excluding dirt, dust, water or other particles, while retaining lubricant in rotary shaft equipment. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the shaft seal with hydraulic load; and. If the surface is too smooth the seal will overheat; this is because the lip rides on a thin film of lubricant. The opening force of the pressure limiting valve, once adjusted, not only establishes the pressure pE before the throttle point, but as a reaction force on the pressure buildup in the seal gap it also determines the pocket pressure pT which must be higher than the process pressure pV (see FIG. The dynamic sealing lip is provided for establishing compressed sealing engagement with a relatively rotatable surface, and for wedging a film of lubricating fluid into the interface between the dynamic sealing lip and the relatively rotatable surface in response to relative rotation that may occur in the clockwise or the counter-clockwise direction. The hydrodynamic shaft seal works without contact and without wearing parts. Spring-Loaded Rotary Shaft Seals. Let us show you what high quality and high-performance means. 3. To seal non-pressurized fluids on a shaft passage the radial lip seal is used since the 1940s. When certain parameters are pushed to extremes such as shaft speed, lead and viscosity the pumping mechanism needs some support. The centrifugal magnetic fluid seals have important advantage over the conventional centrifugal seals. Due to the wide hydrodynamically lubricated dynamic lip, Kalsi Seals® can handle higher pressure and speed combinations than other polymeric rotary seals. 4. Our quality control procedures include our certified ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Although they range from direct compression seals to lip seals and packing, one feature that is common to all our rotary shaft seal designs is a repetitive pattern of hydrodynamic features, known as waves, that respond to shaft rotation by pumping a thin film of lubricant into the dynamic sealing interface between the seal and the shaft, causing the seal to hydroplane on the film. The invention solves this problem in the manner as stated in the characteristics of the patent claims. Ann H. Rocke, Mem. 07.11.80), considered as a prototype containing the rotating and non-rotating ring mounted on the shaft and in the housing, the elastic elements providing the contacting of the rings, and the secondary seal, in which the movable ring is a closed ring microrelief in the form of grooves. Our rotary seals and radial lip seals are designed to seal fluids, gases, oil, grease, oil mist, vacuum or other media on rotating equipment, including rotating or oscillating shafts, rods, tubes or bores. Click on the video below to see a slow-motion animation of this pumping action. This type of seal generally needs little or no maintenance for small motors from ¼ to perhaps 10 HP. A plain seal is, therefore, unsuitable as at low eccentricity it would not be able to sustain the load of the seal body. Kalsi-brand high-performance rotary shaft seals are manufactured in a variety of designs and materials that are directed at specific application constraints and operating conditions. This rotation-induced hydrodynamic pumping action forces the film through the interface and produces a slow hydrodynamic pumping related loss of lubricant to the environment. The operating eccentricities of the hydrodynamic seal are essentially very low in order to maintain an uninterrupted oil film all around the shaft. Through hydrodynamic analysis the moving status of the magnetic fluid is worked out. This type of packing is typically used in a rotating seal housing but is also compatible with rotating washpipe assemblies. This video explains how lubricant-side waves force a thin film of lubricant into the sealing interface during shaft rotation. PubMed. The principle of sealing seems to be simple at the first sight but when looking to the hydrodynamic seal-ing mechanisms in detail, it is not fully understood even today. A rotating-disc bidirectional hydrodynamic oil seal, for use between a shaft and a bore, one of which is stationary while the other rotates. The interfacial lubrication provided by the hydrodynamic waves of a Kalsi Seal allows the use of a relatively wide dynamic lip and corresponding interface and allows the use of higher modulus extrusion resistant seal materials. shaft comes to rest. Hydrodynamic aids are beneficial for use in engine crankshaft seals, axle input pinion seals, transfer case input and output seals, and PTO seals. This seal is for high PV applications characterized by high pressure and low speed. using O-rings and quad-rings sealing rotating shafts. Shaft surface should be smooth to 0.25- 0.5µm. State of Kansas Board of Technical Professions Engineering Certificate No. An incompressible fluid flows and stabilizes the seal gaps and the static seal ring has a cavity for receiving the stopping or cooling liquid. The risk of inappropriate operation is therefore very low. (Figure 1) The pumping action provides continuous lubrication for the contact width of the elastomer lip. • This presentation is made by • Mohamed El-keik on 17/10/2016 • Email: [email protected] • Pardon me if there are any wrong information . The operating eccentricities of the hydrodynamic seal are essentially very low in order to maintain an uninterrupted oil film all around the shaft. We offer rotary seals specially designed for applications, including: High- and medium-pressure sealing; Low friction and low energy consumption II. A hydrostatic and hydrodynamic seal for a rotating shaft, comprising a revolving ring revolving with the shaft, a static ring movable only axially in respect to the shaft and forming radial seal gaps with said revolving ring, a housing supporting the shaft, a pair of axially spaced O-rings sealing said static ring with said housing and permitting the axial mobility of said static ring, said static ring with said revolving ring … The rotary seal’s outside surface is fixed to the housing, while the seal’s inner lip presses against the rotating shaft. The static ring 3 with the revolving ring 2 forms radial gaps with the flow of an incompressible fluid therethrough which also flows through a cavity 14 of the static ring 3. Rotary shaft seals provide sealing and wiping functionality for rotating and swiveling movements under low pressure and high velocity. US7770898B2 US11/649,693 US64969307A US7770898B2 US 7770898 B2 US7770898 B2 US 7770898B2 US 64969307 A US64969307 A US 64969307A US 7770898 B2 US7770898 B2 US 7770898B2 Authority We ensure the consistency and quality of our seals through extensive inspection and testing. Other features are included on certain Kalsi-brand rotary shaft seals for specific operating conditions. All rights reserved. The primary function is to retain the bearing or system lubricant in the system to avoid leakage. generation, Seal for the gap between a revolving shaft and the bore of a housing against a mixture of a liquid and a gas, Centrifugal pump with double mechanical seal, <- Previous Patent (Self-aligning lubric...). The high performance of Kalsi-brand rotary seals is based on hydrodynamic interfacial lubrication. The requisite radial contact pres-sure is assured by selecting the suitable PTFE compound and sealing lip geometry as well as a special manufacturing process. Radial shaft seals are used between rotating and stationary machine components or between two components in relative motion and consist of two main parts:A cylindrical outer covering of sheet steel (case) or an elastomer that has the requisite interference fit to seal statically against the housing bore. The requirements for leak tightness to the shaft sealing on vacuum The medium is kept away from the shaft gland. FIG. A spring secures the lip against the shaft, preventing messy leaks. The taskforce found that focusing on the correct roughness parameter alone will not reduce the incidence of seal leakage. thus, independently of the stopping medium pressure, a seal gap may occur which, during operation, avoids metallic contact of the two rings and stabilizes itself by the interaction of stopping medium throttle throughput and gap throughput. Rotary shaft seals provide sealing and wiping functionality for rotating and swiveling movements under low pressure and high velocity. The second function of the seal is to exclude outboard material that can contaminate the system lubricant or directly damage the bearing. This radial shaft seal ring is based on know-how gained from years of experience. These shaft seal designs are also called axial or hydrodynamic mechanical seals. It is the object of the invention to substantially increase the safe speed range in a hydrostatic or hydrodynamic shaft seal. The liquid being sealed becomes the lubricant for the seal. The generated film thickness is less than the clearance of a clearance seal … This phenomenon is known as the hydrodynamic effect, and is the method by which the lip material avoids … Hydrodynamic Analysis of the Flow in a Rotary Lip Seal Using Flow Factors Richard F. Salant, Fellow ASME, Richard F. Salant, Fellow ASME George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405. When an adjusted maximum stopping medium inlet pressure is reached which corresponds to the pressure before the throttle element 8, a valve or valve ring 10 opens. Shaft sealing represents a unique branch of the science of tribology. This seal is designed to provide long service life and low friction for extreme service applications over a wide temperature range. Because mechanical shaft seal failures are the number one cause of pump downtime, we decided to dedicate this column to mechanical seal basics. Our rotary seals and radial lip seals are designed to seal fluids, gases, oil, grease, oil mist, vacuum or other media on rotating equipment, including rotating or oscillating shafts, rods, tubes or bores. Gasket (2). Also known as oil seals, use these to retain oil on rotating shafts in motors, pumps, bearings, and gearboxes. 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