Kalsi Seals Handbook

Kalsi Seals Handbook
Kalsi Seals Handbook

Seal technical data, implementation guidelines, & more.
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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.

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. For a list of seal styles and sizes, see our shaft seal catalog.

Chapter/SectionRevisionIssue Date
Front matterRevision 4003-04-2020
Overview
A1IntroductionRevision 501-10-2019
A2Other Kalsi Engineering productsRevision 309-24-2015
A3Kalsi Seal application examplesRevision 309-24-2015
A4How to use this seal handbookRevision 209-24-2015
A5Quality management systemRevision 301-03-2019
Elastomer Materials
B1Elastomer selection considerationsRevision 610-25-2018
B2HNBRRevision 510-25-2017
B3FKMRevision 509-18-2015
B4FEPMRevision 201-10-2018
B5EPDMRevision 201-10-2018
Catalog & Technical Data
C1Ordering informationRevision 406-22-2017
C2Standard Kalsi SealsRevision 303-04-2016
C3Wide Footprint Kalsi SealsRevision 406-22-2017
C4Axially Constrained Kalsi SealsRevision 303-22-2018
C5Enhanced Lubrication Kalsi SealsRevision 1010-29-2019
C6Hybrid Kalsi SealsRevision 311-20-2014
C7BDRP Rotary Shaft SealsRevision 303-04-2020
C8Dual Durometer Kalsi SealsRevision 111-04-2013
C9Filled Kalsi SealsRevision 111-04-2013
C10High Film Kalsi SealsRevision 111-04-2013
C11Grooved Kalsi SealsRevision 111-04-2013
C12Kalsi Seal breakout torqueRevision 711-19-2019
C13Testing & supportRevision 308-08-2019
C14Hydrodynamic PV limitRevision 309-24-2015
C15High pressure washpipe packingRevision 301-10-2019
C16Plastic lined Kalsi SealsRevision 503-04-2020
C17KLS high pressure lip sealsRevision 308-08-2019
C18Overview of high-pressure Kalsi SealsRevision 111-22-2019
Engineering
D1Engineering overviewRevision 302-22-2016
D2The shaft running surfaceRevision 508-06-2019
D3Seal installation pathRevision 312-06-2019
D4Shaft deflection, runout, vibration, and axial motionRevision 601-10-2019
D5Kalsi Seal gland guidelinesRevision 712-05-2019
D6Small diameter sealsRevision 309-24-2015
D7Extrusion gap considerationsRevision 401-13-2017
D8Heat transfer considerationsRevision 403-29-2016
D9Preventing skew-induced wear of non-ACS SealsRevision 601-10-2019
D10Barrier sealsRevision 508-08-2019
D11Reservoirs for pressurized seal lubricantRevision 607-25-2019
D12Miscellaneous lubricant related informationRevision 301-04-2019
D13Preventing seal pressure lockingRevision 508-01-2019
D14Shaft guided compensation pistonsRevision 401-31-2018
D15Integral journal bearingsRevision 302-22-2016
D16Axially force balanced, laterally translating seal carriersRevision 408-01-2019
D17Axially force balanced, laterally floating backup ringsRevision 405-23-2018
D18Pressure stagingRevision 210-07-2016
D19Seal assembly and disassembly guidelinesRevision 608-02-2019
D20Bearings mistakes to avoidRevision 501-04-2019
D21Sticky drawer effectRevision 110-16-2015
Application Engineering
E1Using Kalsi Seals in RCDs with lubricant overpressureRevision 710-29-2019
E2Using Kalsi Seals in hydraulic swivelsRevision 612-05-2019
E3Using Kalsi Seals in mud motorsRevision 310-16-2015
E4High pressure washpipe assembly with integral reservoirRevision 205-23-2018
E5Using Kalsi Seals in side port swivelsRevision 110-19-2015
E6KLS seals in RCDs without lubricant overpressureRevision 107-31-2019
Appendices
1Unit conversionsRevision 312-09-2015
2Width prediction of installed Kalsi SealsRevision 202-06-2015
3Abbreviations and mathematical variablesRevision 610-09-2018
4Rotary seal application questionnaireRevision 302-06-2015
5Example problem: Annular piston reservoir sizingRevision 312-09-2015
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