stuffing box


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stuffing box

[′stəf·iŋ ‚bäks]
(engineering)
A packed, pressure-tight joint for a rod that moves through a hole, to reduce or eliminate fluid leakage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stuffing box

A packing gland surrounding a shaft to prevent leakage; commonly used on water pumps.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Bouzid, "Short term relaxation of stuffing box packings," in Proceedings of the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference (ASME '07), pp.
Next, inspect the old rings as discussed above, and look at the stuffing box and sleeve.
The process involves drilling (blind) and tapping into a low stressed area of the valve stuffing box, fitting an injection adaptor and drilling through the adaptor into the packing area.
"The gasket to the stuffing box is slightly weak for this application, but we're working on this," he said.
Problem: The configuration of the cooling jacket core posed serious doubts about the integrity of the wall around the stuffing box bore.
The range is available with a variety of accessories including as waterseal for the stuffing box and a throttling disc.
The SMS 2000 also has an outside pilot that prevents seal installation if the pump shaft is not aligned near the center of the stuffing box. The pilot is designed to deflect hot or toxic liquid away from operators should gasket failure occur.
The sealless construction eliminates stuffing box problems, including expensive and maintenance intensive mechanical seals.