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stuffing box

n.
An enclosure containing packing to prevent leakage around a moving machine part.
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stuffing box

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a small chamber in which an annular packing is compressed around a reciprocating or rotating rod or shaft to form a seal. Also called: packing box
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stuff′ing box`


n.
a device for preventing leakage of gases or liquids along a moving rod or shaft at the point at which it leaves a cylinder, tank, ship hull, etc.
Also called gland.
[1790–1800]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stuffing box - a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a sealstuffing box - a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
packing nut, stuffing nut - a nut used to tighten a stuffing box
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In addition to mechanical seals and seal supply systems for pumps, agitators and compressors, EagleBurgmann's portfolio also comprises magnetic and diaphragm couplings, metal bellows, carbon floating ring seals, expansion joints and gaskets, stuffing box packings and special products like marine seals and sealing systems for rotating tubular kilns as well as a whole range of comprehensive seal services, substantiates Rabih AbdulQader, sales director at EagleBurgmann Middle East.
Okularczyk [6] set up a stuffing box (packing box) packing test in a water hydraulic system and obtained variable friction coefficients for guide rings made of a PTFE composite when the piston rod velocitywas altered.
These valves allow for zero emissions, and are ideal for applications where packed valves may not reliably contain light gases or hazardous system fluids, due to leakage in the stem/packing seal area or stuffing box wall/ packing seal area.
A Thermocouple, located by the stuffing box, signals when the set-point has been reached and the pumped fluid (such as asphalt or bitumen) is in a liquid state and therefore ready for pumping.
* Easy serviceability, with a unique suction seal ring that can be adjusted while the pump is running to maintain optimal impeller clearance and a split stuffing box for packing maintenance.
Quadna redesigned the mixer stuffing box for a John Crane Type 3740D cartridge split seal using the Vespel sleeve bearing.
AxFlow also took the opportunity to convert the upper stuffing box to a split semi-cartridge mechanical seal in order to allow easy replacement without there being a need to remove the motor, bearing and coupling.
"And with the exception of a few newer materials," adds Jana, "that's still usually the way it's done: a drippy old stuffing box squeezing a hard-to-turn shaft."
The static and sliding surface of the traditional stuffing box are effectively interchanged, with the advantage than the geometry if the sliding sealing surface can now be produced more accurately and less expansively and there is no longer any wear on the shaft or shaft sleeve.