A mechanical seal is a device that helps join systems and mechanisms together by preventing leakage (e.g. in a pumping system), containing pressure, or excluding contamination. The effectiveness of a seal is dependent on adhesion in the case of sealants and compression in the case of gaskets. The seals are installed in pumps in a wide range of industries including chemicals, water supply, paper production, food processing and many other applications.[1]

Compression seal example

A stationary seal may also be referred to as a 'packing'.

Seal types:

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References edit

  1. ^ "GFS Mechanical Seals". Gallagher Seals. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ "The Dowty Bonded Seal" (PDF). Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Bonded Seals". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Information about Split Seals". Mechanical Seals. Retrieved 2023-06-02.