Mechanical Face Seals are often used in compressors and in the chemical industry to prevent oils or other liquids from leaking from the system and possibly contaminating the surrounding environment. A custom built mechanical face seal test rig is used to investigate the friction and wear properties of such seals.
Keywords: Seals, Friction, Wear
Measurements / Setups: Friction Wear
Location: De Horst WH113
Research group: Surface Technology and Tribology
Contact: W. Lette