re-laying the strip into its sealing position. View D
shows the final step in seating. View E shows the strip
fully seated with steam pressure keeping it seated.
SEALING STRIP TENSIONER
The sealing strip tensioner (fig. 4-23) is mounted
on the end of the most forward cylinder cover on each
cylinder. It applies constant tension to the sealing strip
and holds the forward end of the strip in place. The
tensioning force applied to the sealing strip is provided
by a compressed spring. This force is transmitted to the
sealing strip through the tensioner guide, which is free
to slide back and forth on rollers.
SEALING STRIP ANCHOR AND GUIDE
The sealing strip anchor and guide installation (see
fig. 4-24) is mounted on the forward flange of each
thrust/exhaust unit or exhaust tee. It anchors the after
end of the sealing strip by gripping the strip between a
SEALING STRIP (REF)
SEALING - STRIP
Figure 4-23.Sealing strip tensioner.
Figure 4-24.Sealing strip anchor and guide.