Compressor Seals

The Importance of Efficient Seals

If you are looking for compressor seals, our parts may work for your unique needs. Many compressor experts choose Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing for compressor parts such as compressor seals because of the high quality and fast turnaround time. Sealing compressor ends is extremely important to eliminate leaks, reduce costs, and increase productivity in various industries. Phoenix Specialty does not produce O-rings; however, some of our parts can be used for other types of seals.

Seal Types and How They Work

There are many different types of seals that require a secure, precise connection in order for the machine or piece of equipment to run properly. We’ve outlines some basics of different seal types below.

Liquid film shaft seals:A set of seal rings is mounted on shaft ends to make sure no external leakage happens. Seal rings are free and floating.

Labyrinth seals: Seals used for this design are stepped-type seals, honeycomb, and turbine. They allow higher differential pressures.

Dry gas seals: These seals are especially important in order to reduce or avoid contamination in a process. Dry gas seals have two parts: a rotating ring and a stationary ring. The rotating ring generates a force that causes the stationary ring to separate and create a gap. Many centrifugal compressors use dry gas seals because it doesn’t require lubricating oil. Oil, chemical, and gas industries commonly use these seals. Seal arrangements may range from single seal, double, tandem, or tandem arrangement with intermediate labyrinth.

Mechanical oil seals: These seals are lubricated with gas or an oil. Carbon rings, part of the stator part, are in continuous contact with a rotating collar.

Durable Parts for Desired Effects

For many of these seals, durable materials and parts are used to create the desired effect. Sometimes standard washers made of copper and bronze are used as seals for certain products. For these, Phoenix Specialty is the best choice because we make these parts in many sizes, shapes, and thicknesses.

Custom Orders

Phoenix Specialty offers custom orders on dozens of parts including washers, seals, and gaskets. Our experts can talk to you about your compressor seal needs and find a way that our parts will play a role in your efficiency and success.

Phoenix Specialty has the fastest manufacturing cycle in the United States, allowing your Washers orders to be shipped in two weeks or less.

Phoenix Managed Inventory System

When provided with an EAU quantity, we inventory your products in house – ready to ship – so you don’t have to. Our safety stock levels help to avoid unplanned production down time, and if inventory falls below the safety stock level we will automatically replenish it, so your next release is ready to go! By strategically investing in raw materials and finished goods, we are your most reliable supplier for specialty shims, washers, seals, gaskets, and spacers.

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