A new impeller-to-sump seal was developed for a line of hermetically sealed centrifugal compressor units. Tests, using an actual compressor unit, were made to simulate steady operating conditions. Both new seal configurations and the original seal were tested. A new seal configuration resulted in a 25:1 reduction in refrigerant leakage. The seal met all other technical and economic requirements dictated by the application.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ASME/ASLE Lubrication Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, October 507 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Lubricating Engineers

    838 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Authors:
    • Adams, M L
    • Raimondi, A A
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 76-LC-6B-2 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM