Performance characterization of marine lip seals : Contact temperature and frictional torque

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2023-06-15
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en
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6
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Wear, Volume 523
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This paper investigates the performance of marine thruster lip seals. Marine lip seals have received much less attention in the published literature than lip seals used in other fields. The main differences between marine and non-marine lip seals are the harder material compound, the higher oil pressure, and the larger diameters. The lip seals that are studied in this paper have a nominal diameter of 300 mm. The counterface is a tungsten-carbide-coated stainless steel shaft liner. The studied lip seals and their counterfaces are commonly used in marine applications. A full-scale test device is built to study the effects of marine-specific parameters on the behavior of the lip seal, using a parameter sweep of the oil temperature, oil pressure, and rotational speed. Air bearings are used to allow for a more accurate measurement of the frictional torque. The subsurface temperature at the contact is measured using a wireless temperature probe inside the rotating shaft liner. In future work, the subsurface temperature is used in a thermal finite element model to estimate the average contact temperature.
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Funding Information: The research was funded by Academy of Finland (AI-ROT, grant number 335717 ), Business Finland (Power Beyond, grant number 2534/31/2022 ), and Kongsberg Maritime Finland Oy. Publisher Copyright: © 2023 The Authors
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Morad, O, Saikko, V & Viitala, R 2023, ' Performance characterization of marine lip seals : Contact temperature and frictional torque ', Wear, vol. 523, 204763 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2023.204763