Polymer Seals and Materials for Aerospace Engine Systems
Gas turbine engines are the most widely used form of propulsion system for modern aircraft (with jet engines being a main type) and have made a large impact on how we travel. In a modern gas turbine, pressurized gas spins the turbine by burning propane, natural gas, kerosene or jet fuel. Prevalent in aerospace, gas turbine engine technology is quite diverse and also used for applications in other industries such as energy, marine, railway and industrial. The technology has gone a long way from generating electricity back in 1939 and has become a challenging market where PTFE-based sealing solutions are needed. This is where Saint-Gobain Seals makes THE difference.
Firstly, gas turbine engines usually require high operating temperatures, which our OmniSeal® spring-energized seals and OmniSeal® rotary lip seals are designed to handle especially during critical circumstances when elastomer sealing solutions reach their limits. Secondly, gas turbine engines usually need complex design and hardware that require custom solutions to be integrated with a very precise fit, which our business is known for.