Maintain performance with proper seal functionality to prevent bearing failure and maximize the overall service life of your equipment.
Shaft seals play an important role in maximizing the bearing and overall service life of the equipment. Predominantly used to protect the bearings that support the shaft in rotating applications, shaft seals can help retain and maintain the integrity of bearing lubricants as well as seal and protect volatile gasses from entering equipment.
Seals need to be regularly inspected and replaced according to their stated service intervals. As with all equipment, proper installation and maintenance of seals can help prolong their life. This article will take you through the proper removal and replacement of a shaft seal to ensure it functions correctly.