Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Mechanical Seal Blistering – Part 9

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Mechanical Seal Blistering – Part 9

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SEAL FACE BLISTER – CARBONSEAL FACE BLISTER – SILICON CARBIDE
SYMPTOMS
  • Blistering of the seal face
CAUSES
  • Using carbon seal faces in oil (all types)
  • Exceeding the limits of the material Flashing
FAILURE MODES
  • Seal face incompatibility
  • Exceeded limits (speed, temperature, pressure)
  • Misapplication
SOLUTIONS
  • Use SC/TC face combination in oils
  • Operate within seal limits
  • Insure seal face lubrication

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