SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT ON TESTS OF GUIDE BUSHINGS FOR BUFFER SEALS

The results of tests to investigate the suitability of materials for guide bushing service in buffer seals for high pressure water reactors are reported. The Stellite #3 guide bushings tested performed satisfactorily, while it was determined that the Teflon lined bushing must be discounted because of Telflon's high coefficient of thermal expansion which could cause severe dimensional changes during reactor operation. Of the atmospheric seal materials evaluated, it was found that the Raybestos-Manhattan "V" rings #1216 of asbestos impregnated with Buna-N was superior. Descriptions of the tests and related figures, tables, and photographs are provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Thid document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number S-7-TG.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stein Seal Company

    20th Street and Indiana Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA  USA 

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    New York, NY  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1962-11-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1973 12:00AM