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Title: Graphitic packing removal tool

Graphitic packing removal tools for removal of the seal rings in one piece. he packing removal tool has a cylindrical base ring the same size as the packing ring with a surface finish, perforations, knurling or threads for adhesion to the seal ring. Elongated leg shanks are mounted axially along the circumferential center. A slit or slits permit insertion around shafts. A removal tool follower stabilizes the upper portion of the legs to allow a spanner wrench to be used for insertion and removal.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Avella, PA)
  2. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5685052
Country of Publication:
United States
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