15th International Symposium on
Fluid Sealing - Meeting Users Needs
Maastricht, The Netherlands: 16-18 September 1997

The Conference Proceedings can be purchased from: Mrs Marian Rolfe. For more information about future conferences in this series, please see our Events list, or contact Babs Astle at BHR Group.

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BHR Group is a leading centre of expertise in Fluid Engineering and fluid sealing has been a core technology since the early 1950's. A team of engineers and scientists work on a wide range of industrial sealing applications; senior staff attend national and international committees for mechanical seals, reciprocating seals and bolted joints and are regular contributors to conferences, seminars and courses.

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The Conference Proceedings are now available containing the following papers.

Opening Address

Professor Heinz K Müller, Consultant, (Formerly Stuttgart Universität)


Increasing Mechanical Seals Life with Laser-Textured Seal Faces
I Etsion, Technion; G Halperin, Y Greenberg, Surface Technologies Ltd
Laserface Sealing Technology: Analysis and Application
H K Müller, Consultant; C Schefzik, Stuttgart Universität; N Wallace, John Evans, Flexibox Limited
Tribology Aspect of The Laser Treatment for Mechanical Seals
B Antoszewski, J Rokicki, Technical University of Kielce


Requirements for successful finite element analysis of static bolted flange connections
J Pernegger, J Hoyes, Flexitallic Ltd
O-Rings at Pulsating Pressure
L Hörl, W Haas,Stuttgart Universität
Some Theoretical Approaches to the Peformance of Static Seals
W Manners, University of Leicester
Leakage at static seals caused by dynamic working conditions - Measurement and FEA results
H Jongebloed, Instit für fluidtechnische Antriebe und Steuerungen (IFAS)


Oil Film Behaviour and Friction Characteristics in Reciprocating Rubber Seals: Part 1 - Single Contact
Y Kanzaki, Y Kawahara, NOK Corporation; M Kaneta, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Leakage from Reciprocating Hydraulic Seals Due to Solid Contamination
R M Hobson, Single Buoy Moorings Inc
Research on the Total Sealing Concept of Reciprocating Seals Running Against Ceramic and Chromium Plated Rods for Hydraulic Cylinders
B M de Laat, Mannesmann Rexroth Hydraudyne Cylinders; M J W Schouten, R P B J Dollevoet, Eindhoven University of Technology
Hydraulic Cylinder Seal Friction - Comparison of Two Seal Designs
A U Ellman, T S Koivula, M J Vilenius, Tampere University of Technology


Improved Gland Packings for Volatile Fluids
T Ueda, M Fujiwara, Nippon Pillar Packing Co Ltd
An improved valve stem seal design
J R Hoyes, L C Thorpe, Flexitallic
Impact of fugitive emissions regulations on industrial valves: the need of standardized testing procedures
J G Garrigues, Amri-KSB; Y Birembaut, T Ledauphin, CETIM Nantes, France


The Temperature Field in the Sealing Zone of a Rotary Lip Seal
K Day, R F Salant, Georgia Institute of Technology
A Study on the Sealing Characteristics of Lip Seals with Helical Ribs
A M Lopez, K Nakamura, K Seki, NOK Corporation
High Speed Floating Shaft Seals
E Bock, Freudenberg Dichtungs und Schwingungstechnik KG
Dynamic Analysis of Elastomeric Seals with Experimental and Numerical Methods
G Colombo, Universitá Di Parma


Corrosion Resistance Improvement of Mechanical Seals with Tungsten Carbide Coating
Y N Griskin, N Y Griskin, Technion
The Effect of High Pressure CO2 on the Mechanical Properties of Elastomeric Materials
M Davies, BHR Group Limited; S Sully, Nuclear Electric Ltd
Compressed Graphite - A New Approach to Jointing Material
C Gee, Gee Graphite Ltd


Determination of Balance Ratio for Process Pump Mechanical Seals
Y-Z Gu, University of Petroleum
Operating Performance of Mechanical Seals for Boiler Feed Pumps
J Nosowicz, A Eiletz, Feodor Burgmann Dichtungswerke GmbH & Co
Visualizing Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Shaft Seals
R Clark, H Azibert, AW Chesterton Co


A New High Temperature Sheet Sealing Material
J Hoyes, Flexitallic, S Bond, T&N Technology Ltd
Material Behaviour of Flat Gaskets Subjected to Dynamic Deformation
V Hettich, TRUMPF Systemtechnik
Some Critical Comments to PVRC Rott Test Test Design Factors
High Specification Spiral Wound Gasket Sealing Concepts
S P Noble, Flexitallic Ltd
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