2016 Article Oct 04, 2016

What is a Back-Up Ring?

We mostly think of back up rings as being used with O-Rings. But they also are used with T-seals (an O-Ring substitute) as well as various styles of piston seals and occasionally with U-Seals.
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2016 Article Sep 06, 2016

What is braided packing?

Compression packing which is also called braided packing or rope packing.
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2016 Article Aug 02, 2016

What are Face Seals or Stat-O-Seals?

Most fluid systems have fasteners that must be sealed. Face Seals feature an elastomeric sealing element molded in place within a metal retainer (washer).
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2016 Article Jul 05, 2016

What are Thread Seals?

Thread seals have been designed to seal the threads of machine screws, studs, and similar items.
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2016 Article Jun 07, 2016

How do I install piston seals?

Piston seals are popularly used for closing gaps or sealing off joints in hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.
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2016 Article May 03, 2016

What are the 3 most common O-Ring issues?

Choosing the proper material is as crucial to the success of an O-Ring as the design.
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2016 Article Apr 12, 2016

What are encapsulated or coated O-Rings?

They are actually two different types of O-Rings. Encapsulated O-Rings are an O-Ring (usually silicone or FKM) covered with a Teflon tube.
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2016 Article Apr 05, 2016

What about Neoprene O-Rings?

Neoprene is a commercial name for polymers comprised of chloroprene. It is the first commercially successful substitute for natural rubber in the United States.
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2016 Article Mar 29, 2016

What about Chemraz O-Rings?

Chemraz® is a trademark of Greene Tweed and is a member of the perfluoroelastomer polymer family—polymers of three or more monomers in which all hydrogen positions have been replaced with fluorine.
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2016 Article Mar 22, 2016

What about Kalrez O-Rings?

DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) resist over 1,800 different chemicals, while offering the high temperature stability of PTFE (327°C).
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2016 Article Mar 08, 2016

What are some common seal failures - Part 2?

O-RING FAILURE ANALYSIS
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2016 Article Feb 16, 2016

What do you know about Wear Rings or Wear Bands?

The sliding movements of components, i.e. a piston in a tube, risk metal-to-metal contact that will damage and score the surfaces and eventually cause seal damage, leakage and component damage.
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