Below we present a set of basic concepts, expressions and definitions within the scope of face mechanical seal engineering. The dictionary can be browsed according to the first letters or using the list of entries.
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select Anti-rotation retainers Balanced seal Barrier liquid Buffer liquid Cartridge (compact) seal Double seal Flushing Gland box cover (stuffing box cover) Mechanical seal Protective shaft sleeve Pumping ring Quenching Rotating counter-ring (rotating sliding ring) Seal balancing factor Seal chamber (gland box, stuffing box) Seal operating conditions Seal type Secondary seal Special seal Staged shaft sleeve Stationary sliding ring Throttling unit Unbalanced seal Venting
Action of removing accumulated gas or vapour from the seal chamber. Normally it is performed by suitable connection to the seal chamber, e.g., with flushing.