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Cryogenic Sealing Challenges: Fluids Near Their Boiling Point

Posted On October 31, 2018


Sealing in a cryogenic environment is hard enough, but when it involves fluids that are being stored or processed near their boiling point, it opens up a whole new set of challenges.

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Posted in: Cryogenic Seals, Labyrinth Seals

Uses of PEEK within the Reciprocating Compressor Industry

Posted On September 29, 2016


PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a popular engineering polymer that is used in everything from high-performance bearings to labyrinth seals.

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Posted in: Labyrinth Seals, PEEK

Six Things You Need to Know About Torlon Labyrinth Seals

Posted On December 05, 2015


High Performance Torlon

 

Torlon is a high performance amorphous thermoplastic, also known as polyamide-imide.  It has become a popular choice for labyrinth seals, especially in the area of reciprocating compressors.  In this article, you will be reminded of six things you need to know about Torlon.

 

 

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Posted in: Sealing Solutions, Labyrinth Seals, advanced polymers, polymer solutions

Labyrinth Seal for a Reciprocating Compressor Selection Process: Four Key Thermal Properties

Posted On November 27, 2015


Torlon and PEEK Polymer Labyrinth Seals Choice?

When selecting the material for a labyrinth seal to be used in a reciprocating compressor, thermal properties can be a major concern.  Since plastics behave differently from metals, there are certain thermal properties that you need to consider when using a thermoplastic labyrinth seal.  In this article, we are going to look at four key thermal properties you need to investigate, focusing on two of the most common choices for polymer labyrinth seals:  Torlon and PEEK.

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Posted in: Polyetheretherketone PEEK, Polymer Seals, Labyrinth Seals, advanced polymers, PEEK

Busy Engineer’s Lightning Fast Introduction to Labyrinth Compressors

Posted On November 20, 2015


Introduction

While most people think of labyrinth seals as a type of rotary seal, they also have applications for non-rotating sealing. 

An excellent example of a non-rotary application is to provide a non-contact seal against high pressure while sealing in oil during compression strokes in reciprocating compressors.  The first reciprocating compressor with a labyrinth seal was built in 1935, and this type of reciprocating compressor is known as a labyrinth compressor.  Although the technology has been modernized and improved over time, some things remain the same – including the benefits. 

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Posted in: Polymer Seals, PTFE Seals, Labyrinth Seals, PEEK

Polymer Seals for Wind Energy Applications 101

Posted On September 15, 2015


Wind Energy Seals

A wind turbine may have up to 5,000 separate components, and some of the most important components are the seals.  In this article we are going to look at wind turbine seals, including polymeric seals, and how they are chosen.

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Posted in: PTFE Seals, Labyrinth Seals, Wind Energy

Polymer Labyrinth Seals -7 Questions and Answers You Should Know!

Posted On June 25, 2015


Over 100 Years of Labyrinth Seals

When it comes to seals, labyrinth seals are a standard design choice, and engineers have researching and implementing them for over one hundred years.  The purpose of this post it to present you with seven questions about polymer labyrinth seals that you should know the answers to.

 

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Posted in: Industry News, Polymer Seals, Labyrinth Seals

Abradable Polymer Labyrinth Seals -5 Fascinating Facts about Modified PTFE

Posted On May 28, 2015


Abradable Polymer Labyrinth Seals

Abradable polymer labyrinth seals are a mechanical, dynamic seal based on the original labyrinth seal, but with a curious twist that increases efficiency.  They can be made of different materials, but in this post we are going to focus on polymer labyrinth seals, and, more specifically, on modified PTFE abradable polymer labyrinth seals.  Here are five fascinating facts about abradable polymer labyrinth seals, starting with some basic facts of abradable labyrinth seals:

 

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Posted in: Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, Dynamic Sealing, Polymer Seals, Low Friction Seals, Labyrinth Seals

7 Questions and Answers about Polymer Labyrinth Seals You Should Know

Posted On May 18, 2015


Over 100 Years of Labyrinth Seals

When it comes to seals, labyrinth seals are a standard design choice, and engineers have researching and implementing them for over one hundred years.  The purpose of this post it to present you with seven questions about polymer labyrinth seals that you should know the answers to.

 


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Posted in: Industry News, Polymer Seals, Labyrinth Seals

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