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Help needed for mercury seal

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1

    While designing a high RPM generator i need some information on mercury seal. Actually i want to establish contact between rotor(25k to 30k RPM) and stator. Anybody can suggest me any other alternatives.
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  3. Mar 15, 2008 #2


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    I can't say I have ever heard of a mercury seal. How about some kind of carbon seal?
  4. Mar 15, 2008 #3


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    If you want to seal the rotating shaft (eg passing into a vacuum) you can use magnetic oil rotary shaft seals, all the usual vacuum system makers sell them.

    If you mean to pass electrical connections to the shaft, mercotac make mercury wetted slip rings.
  5. Mar 25, 2008 #4
    Submersible Motor Seal

    FLOWSERVE uses a mercury seal in its Byron-Jackson Type H motors. The motor is for deep water well applications. You may want to contact FLOWSERVE for more information.
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