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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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Identifying a Damaged O-Ring and How to Fix It

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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 Exclusive Sealing Benefits of Parker O-Rings

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An O-Ring is one of the most basic, yet highly critical, precision mechanical components ever developed. An improper choice of O-ring could lead to time-consuming, costly, and potentially dangerous consequences of seal leakage. Since 1944, Parker O-Ring Division has been one of the most reliable manufacturers and worldwide suppliers of precision-engineered o-rings. Below we will… Read more »