Kalsi Seals Handbook

Kalsi Seals Handbook
Kalsi Seals Handbook

Seal technical data, implementation guidelines, & more.

The Kalsi Seals Handbook includes rotary seal implementation and troubleshooting guidelines, with a special emphasis on oilfield sealing applications.  It represents the collective wisdom of our senior staff members, who have many decades of experience in solving seal implementation challenges.  As such, it is an invaluable reference manual for existing customers, and for individuals who are interested in using our rotary seals. Free Acrobat® Reader™ software is required to view the PDF files. To search the handbook, click here.

The handbook is based on individually revisable chapters, which are hyperlinked below.  This format facilitates periodic updating, and avoids unmanageably large file sizes.  We recommend that you use the handbook directly from the website, so that you can always be sure of referencing the most up to date rotary sealing information.

Chapter/Section Revision Issue Date
Front matter Revision 30 01-13-2017
Overview
A1 Introduction Revision 3 09-24-2015
A2 Other Kalsi Engineering products Revision 3 09-24-2015
A3 Kalsi Seal application examples Revision 3 09-24-2015
A4 How to use this seal handbook Revision 2 09-24-2015
A5 Quality management system Revision 2 08-05-2016
Materials
B1 Elastomer selection considerations Revision 4 10-19-2015
B2 HNBR Revision 3 09-18-2015
B3 FKM Revision 5 09-18-2015
B4 FEPM Revision 1 09-18-2015
B5 FEPM/FKM composite Revision 1 09-18-2015
B6 EPDM Revision 1 09-18-2015
Catalog & Technical Data
C1 Ordering information Revision 3 09-28-2015
C2 Standard Kalsi Seals Revision 3 03-04-2016
C3 Wide Footprint Kalsi Seals Revision 3 03-29-2016
C4 Axially Constrained Kalsi Seals Revision 2 11-21-2014
C5 Enhanced Lubrication Kalsi Seals Revision 8 05-08-2015
C6 Hybrid Kalsi Seals Revision 3 11-20-2014
C7 Composite High Temperature Kalsi Seals Revision 4 11-21-2014
C8 Dual Durometer Kalsi Seals Revision 1 11-04-2013
C9 Filled Kalsi Seals Revision 1 11-04-2013
C10 High Film Kalsi Seals Revision 1 11-04-2013
C11 Grooved Kalsi Seals Revision 1 11-04-2013
C12 Kalsi Seal breakout torque Revision 5 09-30-2015
C13 Testing and support Revision 2 11-20-2015
C14 Hydrodynamic PV limit Revision 3 09-24-2015
C15 Chamfered Enhanced Lubrication Kalsi Seals Revision 2 09-22-2015
C16 Plastic lined Kalsi Seals Revision 2 11-03-2016
C17 KLS™ high pressure lip seals Revision 1 01-13-2017
C18 High pressure washpipe packing Revision 0 09-26-2016
Engineering
D1 Engineering overview Revision 3 02-22-2016
D2 The shaft running surface Revision 3 03-29-2016
D3 Seal installation path Revision 1 09-22-2015
D4 Shaft deflection, runout, vibration, and axial motion Revision 3 10-13-2015
D5 Kalsi Seal gland guidelines Revision 5 09-22-2015
D6 Small diameter seals Revision 3 09-24-2015
D7 Extrusion gap considerations Revision 4 01-13-2017
D8 Heat transfer considerations Revision 4 03-29-2016
D9 Preventing skew induced wear of non-ACS Seals Revision 3 10-16-2015
D10 Barrier seals Revision 3 03-29-2016
D11 Lubricant reservoirs Revision 4 03-29-2016
D12 Miscellaneous lubricant related information Revision 2 10-19-2015
D13 Preventing seal pressure locking Revision 3 01-13-2017
D14 Shaft guided compensation pistons Revision 3 09-23-2015
D15 Integral journal bearings Revision 3 02-22-2016
D16 Axially force balanced, laterally translating seal carriers Revision 3 03-29-2016
D17 Axially force balanced, laterally floating backup rings Revision 2 10-16-2015
D18 Pressure staging Revision 2 10-07-2016
D19 Seal assembly and disassembly guidelines Revision 3 08-05-2016
D20 Bearings mistakes to avoid Revision 4 02-22-2016
D21 Sticky drawer effect Revision 1 10-16-2015
Application Engineering
E1 Using Kalsi Seals in rotating control devices Revision 4 10-16-2015
E2 Using Kalsi Seals in hydraulic swivels Revision 5 03-23-2016
E3 Using Kalsi Seals in mud motors Revision 3 10-16-2015
E4 Using Kalsi Seals in high pressure washpipe assemblies Revision 3 09-23-2015
E5 Using Kalsi Seals in side port swivels Revision 1 10-19-2015
E6 High pressure washpipe assembly with integral reservoir Revision 0 06-03-2016
Appendices
1 Unit conversions Revision 3 12-09-2015
2 Width prediction of installed Kalsi Seals Revision 2 02-06-2015
3 Abbreviations and mathematical variables Revision 5 12-09-2015
4 Application questionnaire Revision 3 02-06-2015
5 Example problem-annular piston reservoir sizing Revision 3 12-09-2015
Disclaimer

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