DESIGN AND OPERATION OF STERN-TUBE SEALS: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

This report contains a critical survey of stern-tube seal design and operation, as practiced on merchant marine vessels. Seal materials are included. The emphasis is on the modern fleets of fast container ships and bulk carries. Both oil and water lubrication are considered. The seals' operating conditions are described as well as the difficulties of present day designs to meet some of the requirements of stern-tube operation. Recommendations are made for a program aimed at advancing the technology of stern-tube seals and materials in order to meet the needs of present-day and future ships.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Technology, Incorporated

    968 Albany-Shaker Road
    Latham, NY  United States  12110

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pinkus, O
    • Winn, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 205 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTI-78TR88 Intrm Rpt., MA-RD-920-79013
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38054
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM