The Shaft Seal is the number one selling marine mechanical seal worldwide and is installed as standard equipment by many of the worlds most reputable boat builders / yards. The PSS Shaft Seal is also recognized as the premiere retrofit (aftermarket) seal on the world market. Certified by Bureau Veritas, ABS & Rina: Boat builders / yards recognize the advantages and value of installing the PSS as it eliminates the maintenance, constant adjustment & cost associated with traditional packing type glands. Aside from these benefits, the PSS Shaft Seal helps to eliminate water in the bilge (100% water tight) & wear to the propeller shaft. The PSS Shaft Seal can be easily retrofitted and is available for shafts ranging from 3/4” (20mm) to 6” (150mm).
The PSS Shaft Seals is a mechanical face seal that is created between the flat surfaces of the rotating stainless steel rotor and the stationary carbon flange. The stationary carbon flange is attached to the vessels stern tube with hose clamps and the carbon flange is attached to the front side of the bellows with hose clamps. The stainless steel rotor is fit on the shaft in front of the carbon flange. The stainless steel rotor is used to compress the bellows before the collar is secured to the shaft with set-screws. This compression (pre-load) maintains contact between the faces and allows the PSS to compensate for the thrust from the propeller. The carbon flange is bored larger than the shaft diameter allowing it to “float” around the shaft and thus compensate for most misalignment and vibration problems. The stainless steel collar is sealed to the shaft by two o-rings that are recessed into the bore of the collar. These o-rings rotate with the shaft and stainless steel rotor and do not experience wear during operation.
Select Your Complete PSS Shaft Seal Type A Kit Below
Select the appropriate PSS Shaft Seal Type A Kit below by your shaft diameter size. The Type A Kit is available for shaft diameters 3/4" to 3-3/4". If your shaft diameter is larger please check out our PSS Shaft Seal Type B Kits.
Select Your Complete PSS Shaft Seal Type B Kit Below
Select the appropriate PSS Shaft Seal Type B Kit below by your shaft diameter size. The Type B Kit is available for shaft diameters 4" to 6". If your shaft diameter is smaller please check out our PSS Shaft Seal Type A Kits.
Select Your PSS Maintenance Kit Below
As a preventative maintenance PYI recommends you replace the bellow no less than every 6 years regardless of its apparent condition.
Select the appropriate PSS Shaft Seal Maintenance Kit below by your shaft diameter size. If you don't see one for your specific application please contact PYI Inc.
Select A PSS T-Kit Below
PYI offers PSS T-Kits to help facilitate the installation of the PSS Shaft Seal. With these T-Kits you can tee into the raw water discharge hose and plumb water to the hose barb fitting of your PSS Shaft Seal.
Select A PSS O-Ring Kit Below
Overtime you may find that you need to replace the o-rings inside the stainless steel rotor of your PSS Shaft Seal. The kit comes with everything you need to get the job done.