Testing Procedures for Introduction of Silicon Carbide and Carbon Water Pump Seal Faces into Heavy Duty Diesel Service 930585
Testing procedures to evaluate new coolant pump seal face materials and new coolant pump seal designs were evaluated. Rig testing of materials and seals followed by engine dynamometer testing enabled changes in the seal materials or design to be validated prior to field testing and limited production.
These procedures were used to test and implement a coolant pump seal face material change to silicon carbide versus carbon. The change resulted in higher reliability for the coolant pump seal and reduced warranty cost for the engine.
Citation: Stafford, R. and Kolhouse, J., "Testing Procedures for Introduction of Silicon Carbide and Carbon Water Pump Seal Faces into Heavy Duty Diesel Service," SAE Technical Paper 930585, 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/930585. Download Citation
R. J. Stafford, J. S. Kolhouse
Cummins Engine Co., Inc.
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Engine Coolants, Cooling System Materials, and Components-SP-0960