Shape Design of Disk Seal in $SF_6$ Gas Safety Valve using Taguchi method

다구찌법을 이용한 $SF_6$가스 안전밸브용 디스크 시일 형상의 설계

  • 조승현 (홍익대학교 트라이볼로지연구센타) ;
  • 김청균 (홍익대학교 트라이볼로지연구센타) ;
  • 김영규 (한국가스안전공사 가스안전연구개발원)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


Sulfur Hexafluoride, SF6 is widely used for leak detection and as a gaseous dielectric in transformers, condensers and circuit breakers. SF6 gas is also effective as a cleanser in the semiconductor industry. This paper presents a numerical study of the sealing force of disk type seal in SF6 gas safety valve. The sealing force on the disk seal is analyzed by the FEM method based on the Taguch's experimental design technique. Disk seals in SF6 gas safety valve are designed with 9 design models based on 3 different contact length, compressive ratio and gas pressure. The calculated results of Cauchy stress and strain showed that the sealing characteristics of Teflon PTFE is more effective compared to that of FKM(Viton), which is related to the stiffness of the materials. And also, the contact length of the disk seal is important design parameter for sealing the SF6 gas leakage in the safety valve.