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How to Measure O-Rings for the Petroleum, Oil, and Gas Industry

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O-rings are solid doughnut-shaped seals made of various polymers such as nitrile rubber, silicone rubber, and fluorosilcone rubber. O-rings are designed to block the passage of gases and liquids between two mating surfaces. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses for both standard and non-standard sealing applications (learn how to measure… Read more »

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How to Prevent Cracking in O Rings

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Almost every mechanical device requires some kind of o-ring. The o-ring is so common that we almost forget it’s there until there is a mechanical failure. A crack or break in an o-ring can create delays in production, expensive leaks or equipment breakdown. Preventing cracking in o-rings and finding knowledgeable o ring suppliers is essential… Read more »

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Industry Feature: O-Rings in the Aviation Industry

O-Ring Materials

Aircraft depend on their O-rings, so it is crucial for aircraft engineers to use O-ring materials and designs that provide resilience in demanding elements. Extreme heat/cold and radical temperature fluctuations are just some of the hostile conditions of specific concern in the aerospace industry. Today we discuss some innovations in O-Ring materials that can prolong… Read more »

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Identifying a Damaged O-Ring and How to Fix It

Wide Variety of Rubber ORings

O-Rings are one of the most common seals used in machine design today. A mechanical gasket in the shape of a doughnut, an O-Ring is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section, designed to be placed in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, creating a seal at the interface…. Read more »

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The Ultimate Guide To Measuring O-Rings

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O-Rings are one of the most common types of seals in the world. With an unlimited number of possible manufacturing sizes, they are used for an array of applications in many different industries. These round mechanical seals keep gas or liquid from passing through an opening but over time, they may wear out and require… Read more »