Mechanical Seals

Microtem stems from the decades of experience of its founders in the design of dynamic sealing systems. Born in the field of “heavy-duty” machine design, such as pumps, turbines, compressors, and engines, we have identified mechanical sealing as the component of greatest interest where we can channel the passion for mechanics that has always been our driving force.

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Mechanical Seals for Industrial Use

Some Basic Concepts of Mechanical Seals Application

Mechanical seals are devices designed and employed in mechanical and dynamic systems to prevent the leakage of liquids, powders, and gases. Widely used in industrial applications, Microtem manufactures mechanical seals in various variants, each specifically designed to meet the needs of different types of mechanical systems. The choice of a mechanical seal depends closely on the specific requirements of the application in use, as well as the type of liquid or gas that needs to be contained by the seal. Containing liquids and gases is a fundamental aspect in the industry and beyond, not only to limit the leakage of fluids and gases but also to ensure the safety and proper functioning of machines and mechanical systems. In fact, the mechanical seal plays the role of isolating two different parts of machinery, allowing communication between them.

Composition of a Mechanical Seal

Mechanical seals can be constructed in various ways and from different components, depending on the specific needs of the application or substances to be contained. Usually, seals consist of several main parts, including:

  • Rotating ring
  • Stationary ring
  • Elastic element
  • Driving element

The different mechanical parts of the mechanical seal work together to prevent the leakage of the liquid or gas that needs to be contained. Microtem manufactures high-quality mechanical seals that guarantee not only the proper functioning and effectiveness of the applications in which they are used but also the safety of machinery, resistance to high temperatures, resistance to high pressure, and specific chemical compounds.

How to choose the right mechanical seal?

The choice of the most suitable mechanical seal for your project depends closely on the liquid to be contained, the temperature of the mechanical system during operation, the pressure exerted by different components of the application, the duration of the machinery operation, the expected speed, and the environmental conditions in which the machine is installed. Some aspects and characteristics of the mecahanical seal and of the system operating it that are usually taken into account are:

  • Type and characteristics of the liquid to be contained
  • Maximum temperature of the mechanical system
  • Pressure exerted by the components
  • Duration of operation
  • Expected speed during operation
  • Environmental conditions