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Compression gland handbook "rule of thumb" (stuffing box)
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Posted by: profenginer

01/07/2005, 16:20:48

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I am looking for a handbook or "rule of thumb" relating shaft diameter to packing cross section.

For ex:  5" diameter shaft should use 5/8" square packing.

Thanks.

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Posted by: manulal

01/13/2005, 01:50:23

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Hi,

The packing size depends not only the shaft size but also the pressure against which it is supposed to seal.

You may refer API61(American Petroleum Institute) codes for information.

Manu.







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