16th International Symposium on
FLUID SEALING
Successful Sealing

Brugge, Belgium: 18-20 September 2000

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.

This is the Premier Event!
This sealing technology forum is the premier event in its field and never fails to provide important and interesting information and new insights into old problems. The objective is to further improve sealing reliability and effectiveness.

Sealing is Critical
Leakage and emission control is a critical function in process plant, industrial equipment, machinery and transportation systems. Failure of a seal can have expensive and even hazardous consequences. BHR Group's 16th International Conference on Fluid Sealing aimed to address these issues by providing a firm foundation for future developments and insight into the application of the best available technologies.

Proceedings

The book of proceedings is now available and contains the following papers:

Foreword
Mr R K Flitney, BHR Group Limited, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee

TRIBOLOGY
Tribological Behaviour of PTFE Seal Materials in Sealing Contact with Steel and Ceramic Coatings
H Haiser, W Haas, Institut für Maschinenelemente, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Influence of the Sealing Surface Characteristics on Friction Behaviour
B W Murthum, S Frick, Busak + Shamban GmbH & Co, Germany

DYNAMIC SEALS I
The Sealing Mechanism of Rotary Shaft Seals with Reference to the Elastomer Deformation in the Contact Zone
D E Johnston, Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, USA

A study on the fluid flow and the film thickness of radial shaft seals using fluorescent micro-capsule visualization and laser induced fluorescent method
Y Sato, A Toda, K Nakamura, NOK Corporation, Japan; Y Yamamoto, Kyushu University, Japan

Prediction of Lip Seal Performance - An Advanced FEA/Interface Iterative Solver
A Berdichevsky, CR Industries /SKF, USA; A O Lebeck, Mechanical Seal Technology Inc, USA

Material Models for Finite Element Analysis based on the Example of Rotary Lip Seals for Pressure
M Olbrich, W Haas, Institut für Maschinenelemente, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

MODELLING
Gas Pressure and Leakage Rate in Static Seals
W Manners, University of Leicester, UK

Cost Effective Perfluoreslastomer Sealing Solutions for Aggresive Environments
J R Daley, H M Phillips, Forsheda UK Ltd, UK

Increased Confidence in Sealing System Design Using FEA Simulations
Emily Ho, BHR Group Limited, UK

Simulation of Fluid Seals by Coupled Fluid-Solid-mechanical Analysis
A Gropp, R Weiß, Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG, Weinheim; E Freitag, Merkel Freudenberg Fluidtechnic, Schwalmstadt, K Kasper, Freudenberg Dichtungs- und Schwingungstechnik, Weinheim, Germany

STATIC SEALS
Experience with Bolted-Flanged Joints and the Selection of Gaskets to Minimise Fugitive Emissions
R J Luxmoore, Luxmoore Engineering, UK

Fastener Phobia in Fluid Sealing
R F Corbett, Rotabolt Limited, UK

An Alternative to Asbestos for High Temperature Gasketting Applications
K McQuillan, Hunstman ICI, G Smith, Klinger, UK

The Further Development of a High Temperature Sealing Material Based Upon Chemically Exfoliated Vermiculite
J Hoyes, Flexitallic Ltd, UK

The Use of Serrated Core Metallic Gaskets on Air Coolers
A R Currie, Flexitallic Ltd

MECHANICAL SEALS I
Towards the universal Mechanical Seal for Industrial Pumps
H Grann, C H Pedersen, Grundfos, Denmark

Development and Application of Double Pulse Gas-Liquid Face Seals
Y Gaft, Gidromash-Germ Ltd, Russia; B Gromyko, Energomash, Khimki, Russia; V Martsynkovskyy, O Chernov, Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine

Condition Monitoring of Mechanical Seals Using Actively Generated Ultrasonic Waves
R F Salant, W Anderson, J Jarzynski, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Reactor Coolant Pump Seal Response to Loss of Cooling
T Graham, R. Metcalfe, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; P Burchett, Ontario Power Generation (retired), Canada

DYNAMIC SEALS II
Optimal Surface Roughness of the Shafts Cooperating with Oil Lip Seals
M Gawlinski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Leakage of radial lip seals at large dynamic eccentricities
M Amabili, G Colombo, E Prati, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Face Packing Seals: New Opportunities for Pump Rotor Hermetic Sealing
Y Gaft, Gidromash-Germ Ltd, Russia; V Martsynkovskyy, A Zahorulko, Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine; S Shevchenko, Sumykhimtrade, Sumy, Ukraine

Study of Sealing Capability of Magnetic Fluid Shaft Seals
W Ochonski, Z Szydlo, B Zachara, University of Mining & Metallurgy, Kraków, Poland

EMISSIONS
Program to Control Industrial Fugitive Emissions
J-L Allard, SNC-Lavalin Environment Inc, Canada

Joint Industry Project on the Measurement of Fugitive Emissions from Valve Stems
S Kakaiya, M Shaw, National Engineering Laboratory - NEL, UK

Improved Gland Packings for Control Valves
K Sugita, M Fujiwara, T Ueda, Nippon Pillar Packing Co Ltd, Japan Fugitive

Emissions from VCM-PVC Units: Results of the ECVM Survey
P Depret, Solvay SA, Belgium; J L Allard, SNC-Lavalin-Environment, Canada

In-situ Repair of Double 'O'Ring Seals on CO2 Pressure Boundaries
A F George and S Sully, British Energy Generation Ltd, UK

MECHANICAL SEALS II
The Influence of the Duty Parameter G on the PV limit in Mechanical Seals
A Vezjak, J Vizintin, Center for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

An advanced test bench for mechanical face seals testing
R Cipollone, M Anatone, Department of Energetics, University of L'Aquila, Italy; F Guerrini, Meccanotecnica Umbra SpA, Italy

Modern Design of the Wear-Resistant Mechanical Face Seal
Y N Griskin, N Y Griskin, Mech. Coating Ltd, Israel

Analysis of Lubrication Regime Transition, Experimentally Observed in Liquid Face Seals, Using an Analytical Model for Thermoelastic Face Distortion
B Tournerie, N Brunetiere, J Frêne, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, Université de Poitiers, France; T Cicone, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

NON-CONTACTING
A Model of Zero Pressure Difference and Zero Leakage for Non-contacting Spiral Groove Liquid Face Seals
P Song, Kunming University of Science & Technology; C Kuangmin, Sichuan University, PR of China

Determination of Optimal Parameters of Labyrinth-Screw Seals and Pumps
A I Golubev, Gidromash-Germ Ltd, E I Pjatigorskaja, Moscow Energetics Institute, Russia

Advanced Hydro Static Dry Gas Seal
S Fujiwara, T Fuse, Nippon Pillar Packing Co Ltd, Japan

Influence of Centrifugal Growth of Runner on Seal Performance and Compressor Stability Using Finite Element Methods
S K Baheti, Kaydon Ring & Seal Inc, USA; R G Kirk, Mechanical Engineering Dept, Virginia Tech, USA

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