Measuring

Measuring the stuffing box accurately is vital to getting a proper and effective seal.

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Tools Needed
tools needed diagram
CALIPERS
telescoping gauges
Telescoping Gauges
rigid piece of wire or allen wrench
Rigid Piece of Wire or Allen Wrench
ruler or pi tape
*OPTIONAL - Ruler or PI TAPE
Step 1.

Using an OD Caliper measure the diameter of the shaft. You can also use a Pi Tape if a caliper is not available or will not fit.

step 1 measure the shaft diameter

Measurement to 1/1000 required

Step 2.

Measure STUFFING BOX BORE.

step 2 measure the stuffing box boredetermine the cross section

Measurement to 1/1000 required

Step 3.

Measure STUFFING BOX DEPTH with Depth Blade on the Caliper or a ruler or tape measure.

step 3 measure stuffing box depthdetermine if there is a wear ring

Measurement to 1/100 required

Step 4.

Measure FLUSH HOLE DIAMETER.

step 4 measure flush hole diameter

Measurement to 1/100 required

Step 5.

Measure FLUSH HOLE LOCATION.

step 5 measure the flush hole locationuse the rigid wire to determine flush hole depth

Measurement to 1/100 required

Step 6.

Measure DISTANCE TO NEAREST OBSTRUCTION (DNO).

determine the distance to nearest obstruction

Measurement to 1/100 required

Questions? Ask our Engineers.

SealRyt Corp. is the industry leader in rotating shaft sealing technology. Our engineers have years of experience in the science of sealing. That's why we hold multiple patents on sealing technology. That's also why our products last longer, get better results, and simply seal better than any other products available.

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