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TCE Labyrinth Seals
If you are interested in boosting the efficiency of your centrifugal compressors, consider TCE thermoplastic labyrinth seals. Upgrading to thermoplastic labyrinth seals will increase centrifugal compressor efficiency, typically paying for the upgrade in a matter of months.
Compressor efficiency is increased because thermoplastic labyrinth seals can run with tighter clearance than standard materials like aluminum. The reduced clearance reduces inter-stage leakage within the machine, increasing compressor efficiency and throughput.The typical increase in compressor efficiency from a thermoplastic labyrinth seal upgrade is 0.5% per impeller. For example, a centrifugal compressor with 7 impellers will experience approximately a 3.5% increase in efficiency.
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