An enclosed mechanical seal system with preassembled components is called a cartridge seal. Cartridge seals have a stable and consistent liquid seal between the pump housing and the shaft. Cartridge seals are balance seals most balanced with a double hydraulic method.
CARTRIDGE SEAL DESIGN
A typical cartridge seal is designed with a gland, sleeve, and hardware, making installation simple. (DIAGRAM OF A CARTRIDGE SEAL?) A cartridge seal secondary parts that are both static and dynamic. O-rings are used to create a leak-proof seal within the pump.
WHY USE A CARTRIDGE SEAL?
Deciding between a cartridge seal and a standard OEM component seal comes down to cost and the skills of the seal installer. Installation is usually not a concern if a trained and knowledgeable technician services a pump with stable operating conditions. However, emergencies can occur and seal replacement under those conditions becomes more challenging and costly.
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GOULDS CARTRIDGE SEALS
Our Replacement Goulds cartridge seals also known as Victory Cartridge Seals are pre-assembled and self-contained units that are designed for easy installation and maintenance. They are ideal for applications where downtime must be minimized and reliability is critical.
Advantages of Cartridge
There are several benefits to using cartridge mechanical seals, including:
DETERMINING IF A CARTRIDGE MECHANICAL SEAL IS RIGHT
When selecting a mechanical seal, pump technicians need to consider the installation cost, long-term operating expenses, attributes of the pumping process, and the operating conditions such as heat, friction and pressure. In addition, knowledgeable technical staff is less of a concern for regular maintenance when using cartridge seals, and outsourcing maintenance and repairs are often only needed infrequently.
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