People often complain about their flywheel seals leaking. But, when they lasted 50 years…. what were you expecting? Here’s a view of the seal — in this application, they are white felt. The challenge with replacing this seal is the sheer volume of work and the risk to get to the seal to repair. The weight of the flywheel is always challenging, and there could be fretting that might require on-site machine work to the flywheel and crankshaft, etc. To learn some tips and tricks, join us at the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable on May 3-5, 2022 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy… This is a crankshaft from a Clark TCVD -16 and it was removed to be sent in for repair. But how do you get it to the shop? We have all seen those arched deck trailers that are in use today. They are designed to flatten out when loaded but if you have ever seen the same amount of force needed to correct a crankshaft bend, you can see where this might pose a problem. Trailer preload, bumps in the road and miles traveled can render a bent crankshaft. When shipping engine components prone to bending like a crank, cam, frame, etc., require the trucking company to use a true flat deck trailer. Want to know more? Join us at the Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable on May 3-5, 2022 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
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