The effects of liquids on dry gas seal performance is a topic of limited understanding, and conflicting theories exist regarding liquid-induced failure mechanisms. This presentation provides a project update on liquid contamination failures in DGS. Two-phase CFD will be performed on a seal model. The results will be used to study liquid contamination on the seal thermal environment and forces on seal components. SwRI will also design, build, and operate a test rig for experimental investigations of dry gas seal behavior with liquid contamination. Additional health and performance instrumentation will allow for calculating temperature distributions, breakaway torque, and shear forces.