Definition - What does Vee Packing mean?
Vee Packing, also known as chevron packing is a highly adaptive sealing product which is used in telescoping truck hoists, pumps and valves. Vee packing comprises of a set of “V” shaped components which when brought together form a complete Vee Packing. These sets have varying number of center vees which form the top and bottom components of a vee packing. It is also known as Vee packs or or simply V packing.
Petropedia explains Vee Packing
Vee packing can be optimized by altering materials to accommodate different chemicals, pressures and temperatures. Some of the different types of Vee Packing include:
- Blue and Black sets
- Baker Vee Packing
- Otis Vee Packing
One important benefit of the vee packing is that it can operate under any mechanical situations. Both the top header and the bottom gland in the vee packing are known as vee packing adapters and in between them, the “V” shaped rings are placed. These “V” shaped rings can be one or more. These V shaped intermediate rings are tapered to snap-fit the housing during installation, thus they provide a good seal even at low pressures. Some of the important features of vee packing are:
- These packing rings or sealants can operate at a pressure up to 700 bars and the operating temperature is in the range of 30 to 270 degree Celsius. The temperature working conditions completely depend on the material used when manufacturing the vee packing.
- Reciprocating speed is up to 0.5 meter per second.