Upgrade to a PSS Shaft Seal

Upgrade to a PSS Shaft Seal

Are you contemplating switching from traditional stuffing boxes and looking to upgrade to a PSS Shaft Seal? Ask your self “Do you want a wet or dry bilge”?

1. Traditional Stuffing Boxes are filled with fibre and lubricant. Sometimes with combinations of clay or synthetic putty. Regular maintenance is required to ensure a good seal.

2. Modern Pack-less Sealing Systems (PSS) are mechanical face seals. The friction created by the rotating stainless steel collar and a stationary carbon flange forms a waterproof seal. 

The schools of thought are divided, and traditionalists are happy to tinker, adjust and get their hands dirty, all the while content with constant dripping and a soggy bilge.

Modern boating enthusiasts will most importantly benefit from the peace of mind. Their PSS seal won’t rust or corrode in saltwater and therefore last up to 6 years before needing replacement. The PSS seals have maintenance kits to replace worn parts. Saving you from purchasing a whole new seal.

Give the PSS Shaft Seal a try today! It is available from our online shop, in both metric and imperial sizing.

Ingot Foundry Marine Engineering can help you with any technical questions, contact us today.