Leakage through seals can be a major contributor to efficiency losses in industrial gas turbines, steam turbines and compressors.
Brush seals reduce the "leakage gap" between the sealing surface and rotor. The compliancy of a brush seal allows the bristles to deflect with minimal wear, thereby maintaining a small leakage gap over time and increasing operational efficiencies.
Brush seals have been shown to reduce labyrinth leakage by up to 80%.
Download our Brush Seals White Paper to learn how Waukesha Bearings evaluates applications for brush seal solutions.