In search of the perfect dust seal

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Farrel is currently working on a dust seal project "Knowledge Transfer Partnership" with Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

This project is partially funded by the UK Government and is a three-way collaboration between Loughborough University, Farrel Ltd of HF Mixing Group and an associate holding a PHD in Tribology, the estimated project timeline is 2 years.

The aim of this project is to provide an optimum dust seal design to combat wear during mixing, with reduced lubrication oil whilst increasing mixer efficiency by reducing heat losses due to friction. The objective of this research is to develop a mathematical model which predicts the behaviour of the mechanical seal face.