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Title: SEAL FOR HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGE

Abstract

A seal is described for a high speed centrifuge wherein the centrifugal force of rotation acts on the gasket to form a tight seal. The cylindrical rotating bowl of the centrifuge contains a closure member resting on a shoulder in the bowl wall having a lower surface containing bands of gasket material, parallel and adjacent to the cylinder wall. As the centrifuge speed increases, centrifugal force acts on the bands of gasket material forcing them in to a sealing contact against the cylinder wall. This arrangememt forms a simple and effective seal for high speed centrifuges, replacing more costly methods such as welding a closure in place.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4842638
Patent Number(s):
US 2816704
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy commission DTIE; NSA-12-007009
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007009
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CENTRIFUGATION; CONFIGURATION; PATENT; ROTATION; SEALS; SURFACES; VELOCITY; WELDING

Citation Formats

Skarstrom, C.W. SEAL FOR HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGE. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Skarstrom, C.W. SEAL FOR HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGE. United States.
Skarstrom, C.W. Tue . "SEAL FOR HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGE". United States.
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title = {SEAL FOR HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGE},
author = {Skarstrom, C.W.},
abstractNote = {A seal is described for a high speed centrifuge wherein the centrifugal force of rotation acts on the gasket to form a tight seal. The cylindrical rotating bowl of the centrifuge contains a closure member resting on a shoulder in the bowl wall having a lower surface containing bands of gasket material, parallel and adjacent to the cylinder wall. As the centrifuge speed increases, centrifugal force acts on the bands of gasket material forcing them in to a sealing contact against the cylinder wall. This arrangememt forms a simple and effective seal for high speed centrifuges, replacing more costly methods such as welding a closure in place.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 1957},
month = {Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 1957}
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