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Centurion Brush Seal

A Better Alternative To Labyrinth Seals

Eatons Centurion Improved Benefits for using the


Brush Seals are very high Centurion Improved
tip speed, high temperature Brush Seals
seals, usually applied in Better seal, means more
the secondary and tertiary efficiently operating
flow paths in gas turbine motor = improved Mean
engines, capable of surface Time Between Repair
speeds up to 1,100 f/s (MTBR)
(feet per second) and
withstanding temperatures The better seal means
up to 1,200F (648C). fuel efficiency, with up to
a .4% specific fuel cost
As a replacement for savings as indicated by
labyrinth leals, brush seals research (AIAA Mahler
evidence 20% to 40% less and Boyles, 1995)
leakage while their bristles
Far less weight
are in optimal condition.
In addition, Centurion
Capability Ranges
Improved Brush Seals
Labyrinth Seal Improved Centurion weigh far less than labyrinth Operating Pressures:
Brush Seal seals and take less axial 100 psid (690 kPa)
cavity space. per stage
Temperature:
Eatons Patented Design Cryogenic to 1,200F
Increases Bristle Life (650C)
Eatons patented design Surface Speeds:
holds the bristle pack in place, Static to 1,100ft/s
preventing deformation and (335m/s)
stiffening, common problems
affecting the longevity of the Radial Excursions:
traditional brush seal. This Up to 0.030in (0.76mm)
Patent Advanced Brush Seal Design
design allows the seal to Sizes:
last longer at an optimal 2 in. to greater than
sealing performance than 40 in. (.05-1.0 meters);
ordinary brush seals. larger diameters for
segmented seals
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