Accession Number : ADD014394

Title :   Pressure Balanced Floating Seal.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Jul 83, patented 22 Jan 85,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Spargo, John D

Report Date : 22 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A shaft seal that is slidably mounted in a housing with essential equal or balanced forces acting on each radial side. Fluid from the high pressure side of the shaft is communicated to equal areas on the two sides by ducts and constrained to the design areas by O rings. The sea moves radially in response to shaft displacements while maintaining a sealing relationship between packing material and the shaft. Keywords: Patents. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *FLOATING BODIES, *SEALS(STOPPERS), DISPLACEMENT, DUCTS, HIGH PRESSURE, O RINGS, PACKING MATERIALS, PATENTS, PRESSURE, RESPONSE, SEALING COMPOUNDS, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), SIDES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE