Date

1-2015

Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Peter Schuster

Abstract

Flowserve Corporation provides products and customer support to companies in the process industry for the design, testing, and manufacturing of mechanical seals. This includes, but is not limited to, companies concerned with power generation, fossil fuels, water resources, and chemical processing. In industries where fluid transportation is leveraged, mechanical seals have been utilized in pumps to increase performance. A mechanical seal is a design feature in pumps that seal the impeller housing and allow for little to no leakage. This technology is cutting edge and a considerable amount of research pertaining to the advantageous effects of specialized surface features is being pursued in order to enhance the performance characteristics of Flowserve’s mechanical seals. The purpose of the project was to design an improved torque measurement system to test the specialized features on the seal faces.

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