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Improved Sealing Technology Extends Equipment Life - December 2008

David C. Roberts

The article "Improved Sealing Technology Extends Equipment Life" appeared in the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Th e primary sources of bearing failure are lack of lubrication and contaminant ingress. Industrial sealing devices are the primary protection against bearing failure. When the sealing device fails, bearing failure is imminent. Th erefore, extending the life of sealing devices extends bearing life and in turn improves equipment uptime.

Keywords
seals, gaskets, labyrinth seals,

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