Water Lubricated Stern Tube Shaft Seals
Environmentally Friendly Water Lubricated Stern Tube Shaft Seals
Mide's line of stern tube seals, currently under development, are a 100% environmentally friendly mechanical face seal option for both military and commercial vessels. The water lubricated system utilizes innovative materials, a fully split design, and an optional innovative backup seal to provide a robust, reliable and low maintenance cost solution that can operate at high shaft speed.
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Midé’s water lubrication solution is in line with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulations. Mide's Stern Tube Seals can also incorporate its HyroActive technology as a backup seal that automatically engages in situations where the main seal may be compromised - allowing the ship to continue to operate and return to a location where repairs can be performed.
Many high-performance mechanical face seals use silicon carbide (SiC) or other hard face seal materials which are difficult to work with and brittle. Midé’s seals use innovative durable materials with ultra-low friction leading to superior wear properties, long life and thus reduced total ownership cost (TOC)….even in the harshest environments. Blue water or brown water Midé’s shaft seals will perform.
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