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Sealing device for providing a seal in a turbomachine

United States Patent

August 16, 2016
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Sealing device for providing seals between adjacent components, and turbomachines utilizing such sealing devices, are provided. A sealing device includes a seal plate insertable between the adjacent components, the seal plate comprising a first face and an opposing second face. The sealing device further includes a plurality of pins extending from one of the first face or the second face, the plurality of pins configured to space the one of the first face or the second face from contact surfaces of the adjacent components.
Lacy; Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC), Kottilingam; Srikanth Chandrudu (Simpsonville, SC), Porter; Christopher Donald (Mauldin, SC), Schick; David Edward (Greenville, SC), Weber; David Wayne (Simpsonville, SC)
14/ 164,707
January 27, 2014
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.