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Mechanical Seals Operating Principles

Seal Balance

To reduce the axial face contact force which allows to seal high pressures, i.e. up to 3000 psig with one set of faces.

It is the ratio (k) of 2 geometric areas: the closing (Ah) and opening area (Ac)

For unbalanced seals k = 1

For balanced seals k = 1

Seal balance

Balancing your seals

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