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shaft sleeve with cartridge mechanical seal

shaft sleeve with cartridge mechanical seal

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I'm going through the guide specifications (reference specs not tied to a particular project) and finding some curious things. One is that we are requiring a shaft sleeve to be used on centrifugal pumps that also have cartridge mechanical seals.

My impression was that since a cartridge mechanical seal's only parts in relative motion and in contact (or close contact) are the seal faces, protection of the shaft with a sleeve should not be necessary.

What is the purpose, if any of using a shaft sleeve on an overhung centrifugal sewage pump where a cartridge seal is also used?

Thank you for any interest and responses.

RE: shaft sleeve with cartridge mechanical seal

The use of the shaft sleeve is a means of excluding the pump shaft from contact with the pumped product.

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