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1. (WO2017149263) ROTARY SEAL ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149263    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/050564
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: F16J 15/34
F01D 11/00
F03B 11/00
Applicants: WÄRTSILÄ UK LIMITED
Inventors: ROBB, James
SMITH, Dean
WILSON, Clive
CLUFF, Giles
Title: ROTARY SEAL ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A rotary seal assembly (2) comprises first and second sealing elements configured for rotational relative movement about a rotational axis and providing a sealing interface between adjacent first and second sealing faces of the first and second sealing elements. The first sealing element comprises a composite material that includes fibrous reinforcing elements within a resin matrix, and the second sealing element comprises a metallic body having a coating on the second sealing face, said coating having thermal conductivity exceeding that of the metallic body.