Compressor Applications

Mechanical Seals Used In Compressors

Reliability, durability and ease of maintenance are design aims that are understandably taken for granted for most applications, but they are especially applicable to the refrigeration compressor market.

Roplan develops mechanical sealing solutions for open refrigeration compressors, which are crucial to food quality. They are used within refrigeration plants employed for freezing, cooling or processing meat, vegetables, dairy products and fish – and also for conditioning fruit such as bananas.

The mechanical seal must also meet evolving environmental requirements without compromising its performance integrity. The increasingly demanding needs of wholesale and retail food sectors hinge on the performance combination of compressors and Roplan mechanical seal assemblies.

Roplan’s ability to design and engineer a seal assembly to meet the specific requirements of a compressor – and thus increase customer value – is a major factor in our being selected by a number of leading refrigeration compressor manufacturers.

Working Together With Roplan

Blister damages to Carbon sealing surfaces

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Cooling compressors are facing increased requirements and the end users were suffering repeated blister damages to the Carbon sealing surfaces. The use of solid Silicon Carbide seal faces was an interim solution, however end users were requesting…

Unique double gas lift-off seal in sour gas compressor

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An OEM customer required gas lift-off seals for a sour gas compressor. However, available cavity was to small for a standard solution to be fitted. Through creative design work and extensive calculations, as well as verification in our test…