Decommissioning our first high pressure rotary seal test fixture
Submitted by Kalsi Engineering on May 11, 2018 - 12:36 pm
We like to take the time to celebrate life’s milestones when circumstances provide an opportunity. Today we are posting pictures to celebrate the decommissioning of our first high pressure rotary seal tester, after a long and useful service life of 37 years. Although still operational in 2018, this versatile old belt-driven fixture is being replaced with a more compact fixture that utilizes a right-angle drive. The pictures below show a few of the many different adaptations of the fixture over the years.
The replacement fixture is similar to the fixture for testing full-scale RCD seals that is described in our June 20, 2016 blog. These two test fixtures will enable us to perform tests of high pressure rotary shaft seals that are directed at improving RCD, hydraulic swivel, washpipe, and high pressure swivel performance.