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Sealing device

United States Patent

December 10, 2013
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A sealing device for sealing a gap between a dovetail of a bucket assembly and a rotor wheel is disclosed. The sealing device includes a cover plate configured to cover the gap and a retention member protruding from the cover plate and configured to engage the dovetail. The sealing device provides a seal against the gap when the bucket assembly is subjected to a centrifugal force.
Garcia-Crespo; Andres Jose (Greenville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
12/ 823,483
June 25, 2010
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.