Wherever machinery operates there will be seals of some kind ensuring that the machine remains lubricated, the fluid being pumped does not leak, or the gas does not enter the atmosphere. Seals are ubiquitous, in industry, the home, transport and many other places. This 5th edition of a long-established title covers all types of seal by application: static, rotary, reciprocating etc. The book bears little resemblance to its predecessors, and Robert Flitney has re-planned and re-written every aspect of the subject. No engineer, designer or manufacturer of seals can afford to be without this unique resource. Wide engineering market Bang up to date! Only one near competitor, now outdated
Seals and Sealing Handbook, 6th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of sealing technology, bringing together information on all aspects of this area to enable you to make the right sealing choice. This includes detailed coverage on the seals applicable to static, rotary and reciprocating applications, the best materials to use in your sealing systems, and the legislature and regulations that may impact your sealing choices. Updated in line with current trends this updated reference provides the theory necessary for you to select the most appropriate seals for the job and with its 'Failure Guide', the factors to consider should anything go wrong. Building on the practical, stepped approach of its predecessor, Seals and Sealing Handbook, 6th Edition remains an essential reference for any engineer or designer who uses seals in their work. A comprehensive reference covering a broad range of seal types for all situations, to ensure that you are able to select the most appropriate seal for any given task Includes supporting case studies and a unique 'Failure Guide' to help you troubleshoot if things go wrong New edition includes the most up-to-date information on sealing technology, making it an essential reference for anyone who uses seals in their work
Seal integrity is vital in food supply chains with modern methods of food retailing and a requirement for very high levels of consumer satisfaction. Robust packages are an important factor in food preservation, consumer confidence in the product as well as waste minimisation and cost control throughout the system. The Handbook of Seal Integrity in the Food Industry is aimed at people working in food supply chains and associated industries from packing machine operators to quality managers and from retail technical staff to packaging machine designers and maintenance engineers. This well illustrated and comprehensively indexed handbook paints a complete picture of all of the factors that operate together in the creation of food packages with high performing seals. A comprehensive review of the reasons for poor seal integrity is included along with suggestions for improvements in maintenance, machine set up and operation. Seal testing systems are featured along with management techniques to ensure a high level of performance and consistency in your business and a “right first time” approach within packaging systems. The design and operation of the main types of sealing system is reviewed for rigid, semi rigid and flexible packaging systems along with an overview of packing materials such as thermoplastics. Finally the handbook looks at innovations in the packaging of food products with a view of developments in packaging materials, sealing systems and on-line seal integrity measurement and monitoring systems. About the Author Michael Dudbridge has managed food manufacturing operations for major companies throughout his career. Roles have included factory operations and quality management as well as engineering and continuous improvement responsibilities.
A reference on the design, application, testing and manufacture of seals and gaskets for static and dynamic fluid sealing. It examines state-of-the-art practices in materials selection, test techniques, instrumentation developments, and mathematical tools for making informed sealing decisions.
Describes all seal types used in industry for rotating, oscillating and reciprocating shaft applications. The work details the various practices for radial shaft seal selection, testing and installation recommended by the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Rubber Manufacture's Association, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers, among others.
&Quot;The information found in Dry Gas Seals Handbook will help you make informed decisions regarding the application, operation, and maintenance of dry gas seals. This book presents a complete guide to the technology, from the principle of gas seal operation to "lessons learned" from actual field experience."--BOOK JACKET.
Written by an experienced engineer, this book contains practical information on all aspects of pumps including classifications, materials, seals, installation, commissioning and maintenance. In addition you will find essential information on units, manufacturers and suppliers worldwide, providing a unique reference for your desk, R&D lab, maintenance shop or library. * Includes maintenance techniques, helping you get the optimal performance out of your pump and reducing maintenance costs * Will help you to understand seals, couplings and ancillary equipment, ensuring systems are set up properly to save time and money * Provides useful contacts for manufacturers and suppliers who specialise in pumps, pumping and ancillary equipment
This compact, on-the-job handbook provides all the practical and theoreticalinformation to design elastomeric O-ring seals for the full range of static,reciprocating, and rotary functions.Complete with fully illustrated, detailed examples to guide you step-bystepthrough virtually every seal design situation, Practical Seal Designprovides thorough coverage of ring seal geometry, material-compoundcapability, material performance, and design methods ... detailed designconsiderations including stretch, swell, shrinkage, and blowout prevention,as well as innovations to extend seal life span and minimize systemhysteresis ... unmatched treatment of piston-cylinder seal and shaft sealdesign ... and clearly elucidated specifications for military, aerospace, andindustrial standards.With quick-access features to facilitate prompt, proper, and effective design,Practical Seal Design is an essential single-source reference for mechanical,manufacturing, industrial, automotive, aeronautical, and ocean engineers.Furthermore, this one-of-a-kind work is an excellent reference text forprofessional seminars on hydrodynamic, pneumatic, and mechanicalengineering systems, and undergraduate mechanical design courses.