23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing

23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing

FEATURE 23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing The 23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing, organised by BHR Group Ltd, was held on 2–...

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23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing The 23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing, organised by BHR Group Ltd, was held on 2–3 March 2016. Here, Bob Flitney provides a brief summary of the event. The conference provided two days of very interesting presentations. These included some interesting and potentially very useful new lines of research and work on a long overdue test procedure. It was unfortunate that there were not more delegates to hear the presentations as there was a good proportion of new work, and some useful and positive discussion on many of the papers. Amongst the highlights were: U an investigation of the effect of wettability of sealing materials on performance; UÊ «>Ó>ÊVœ>̈˜}ÃÊvœÀʏˆ«ÊÃi>ÃÆ UÊ Ì…iÊ >««ˆV>̈œ˜Ê œvÊ Î Ê ÃÕÀv>ViÊ «>À>“iÌiÀÃÊ ÌœÊ reciprocating seals, which has revealed some interesting characteristics; and UÊ >ʘՓLiÀʜvÊ>Ài>ÃʜvÊܜÀŽÊœœŽˆ˜}Ê>Ìʓœ`iling high-pressure static seals – both elastomer and metal – from UK universities. An area in which I was particularly pleased to see progress was the paper on the work being done to prepare a standard test method for elastomer seal low-temperature performance. I am pleased to see the responsible end of the industry working together on this long-standing problem. Readers may recollect that during my time as Editor this topic was a regular target for an editorial comment. In addition to the areas of research presented there were some enlightening keynote presentations to help us keep thinking about the future, and where progress still can be made. A list of the presentations is given below. Those that include a page number can be found in the proceedings, which is available from BHR Group. Presentations: UÊ ii«ˆ˜}Ê«>Viʈ˜Ê>˜ÊiÛiÀÊV…>˜}ˆ˜}ÊܜÀ`ÊqÊ R.M. Fairhurst, Technical Director, BHR Group, UK; UÊ /…iÊÜiÌÌ>LˆˆÌÞʜvÊÃi>ˆ˜}ʓ>ÌiÀˆ>ÃÊ>˜`ʈÌÃÊ effect on sealing performance (page 147) – P. Schuler and W. Haas, Universität Stuttgart, Germany; 8

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UÊ œÃ̇ivvˆVˆi˜ÌÊ«Àœ`ÕV̈œ˜ÊœvÊ«>Ó>«œÞmeric coatings on rotary shaft sealings (page 163) – D. Paulkowski, K. Vissing and M.I. Santos, Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM), Germany; UÊ Ý«iÀˆ“i˜Ì>Ê>˜>ÞÈÃʜvÊÃÕÀv>ViÊVœ>̈˜}Ê influence on the performance of a mechanical seal – N. Brunetière, Université de Poitiers; M. Andasmas, Cyclam Sas and K. Delbé, ENIT Tarbes, France; UÊ /…iʅˆ}…Ê«ÀiÃÃÕÀiÊëˆÀ>Ê}ÀœœÛiÊ`ÀÞÊ}>ÃÊÃi>Ê performance by considering the relationship of the viscosity and the pressure of the gas (page 63) – P. Song, A. Ma and H. Xu, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China; UÊ ˆÀVÀ>vÌÊV>Lˆ˜Ê>ˆÀÊVœ˜Ì>“ˆ˜>̈œ˜Ê>˜`ʜˆÊÃi>ÃÊ – S. Michaelis, Global Cabin Air Quality Executive, UK; UÊ *Ài`ˆV̈˜}ʏi>Ž>}iʈ˜Ê«>VŽi`ÊÃÌÕvving boxes (page 45) – H. Bouzid and M. Kazeminia, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada; UÊ ˜ÛiÃ̈}>̈œ˜Ãʈ˜ÌœÊ̅iÊÀiÛiÀÃiʫՓ«ˆ˜}Ê effect of radial lip seals under various operating conditions – V. Pelzer and G. Poll, Leibniz Universität, Germany; UÊ *Ài`ˆV̈˜}ʏi>Ž>}iÊ>˜`ÊvÀˆV̈œ˜ÊœvʅÞ`À>ՏˆVÊ rod sealing systems by three-dimensional surface parameters (page 85) – M. Stoll, L. Hörl and W Haas, Universität Stuttgart, Germany; UÊ ÀˆV̈œ˜ÊLi…>ۈœÕÀʜvÊÃÕÀv>ViÊÌiÝÌÕÀi`Êi>Ã̜meric seals in pneumatic actuators (page 97) – M. Zimmermann and M. Wangenheim, Leibniz Universität, Germany; UÊ Û>Õ>̈œ˜ÊœvÊ`ޘ>“ˆVÊVœ˜Ì>VÌÊLiÌÜii˜Ê rubber and metal surfaces by electric resistance method (page 111) – Y. Sakai, N. Hosonuma, H. Mizuta and N. Suzuki, NOK Corp, Japan; UÊ -i>ˆ˜}Ê܏Ṏœ˜ÊvœÀʫՓ«Ãʜ«iÀ>̈˜}ÊÜˆÌ…Ê the seawater loaded with silica particles (page 73) – A.P. Nyemeck, T. Ledauphin and M. Adjemout, Latty International, France; UÊ Ê«ÀiۈiÜʜvÊ*ÊșÓÊ`ÀÞÊ}>ÃÊÃi>ˆ˜}Ê systems for axial, centrifugal, rotary screw

compressors and expanders – C. Carmody, Aesseals, UK; UÊ vviVÌʜvʅˆ}…ÊÌi“«iÀ>ÌÕÀiʜ˜ÊÃÌÀÕVÌÕÀ>Ê behaviour of metal-to-metal seal in a pressure relief valve (page 121) – A. Anwar, Y. Gorash, W. Dempster, R. Hamilton and D. Nash, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK; UÊ œÛiÊÃi“ˆÊ“iÌ>ˆVÊ}>ÎiÌ\ÊvÕÀ̅iÀÊ developments and applications (page 133) – S. Bond, The Flexitallic Group, USA; and J. Jamalyaria and Y. Li, Flexitallic Lp, USA; UÊ iÜʈ`i>Ãʈ˜Ê}>ÎiÌÊÌiÃ̈˜}Ê>˜`Êv>˜}iÊ calculation – M. Schaaf, Amtec Messtechnischer Service GmbH, Germany; UÊ vviVÌʜvÊVœÀÀœÃˆœ˜Êœ˜Ê>LÀ>ÈÛiÊÜi>Àʈ˜Ê>Ê range of materials (page 171) – L. Giourntas, F. Brownlie, G. Karafyllias, T. Hodgkiess and A.M. Galloway, University of Strathclyde, UK; UÊ “«ÀœÛi“i˜ÌÃʈ˜Ê“iV…>˜ˆV>ÊÃi>ÊÃÕÀv>ViÊ characterization and measurement (page 183) – A. Bean, Corning Specialty Materials, USA; UÊ iÛiœ«“i˜ÌʜvÊ>Ê«ÀœVi`ÕÀiÊ̜Ê>VVÕÀ>ÌiÞÊ measure the low temperature operating limits of elastomeric seals (page 5) – A. Douglas, O. Devlen, M. Mitchell and D. Edwin-Scott, European Sealing Association, UK; UÊ ˜>ÞȘ}Êv>ˆÕÀiÊ܈̅ˆ˜Êi>Ã̜“iÀˆVÊÃi>ÃÊ during installation (page 17) – R.J. Windslow, A.G. Thomas and J.J.C. Busfield, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; and UÊ ÊVœ“«>À>̈ÛiÊÃÌÕ`ÞʜvÊȓՏ>Ìi`Ê>˜`Ê experimental results for an extruding elastomeric component (page 31) – S. Connolly, Y. Gorash and A. Bickley, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. Contacts: BHR Group, The Fluid Engineering Centre, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AJ, UK. Tel: +44 1234 750422, Fax: +44 1234 750074, Web: www.bhrgroup.com/events

March 2016