Industrial O-rings function as seals between mechanized parts that carry pressurized gases or liquids, performing optimally under defined use conditions while inhibiting leaks. Using inappropriate materials can render the seal brittle or prone to leaks under certain chemical, temperature, friction, or pressure conditions. Learn about 5 common industrial O-ring materials in this informative blog article from Wyatt Seal.
When looking for an O-ring, there are many different materials out there. Viton® and nitrile are two of the most common materials used to create O-rings, and for a good reason. Both have excellent properties, a good compression set, and varied chemical resistances. So which material is suitable for your application?
Discover how metal detectable o-rings, seals, and gaskets help manufacturers in the food and beverage industry enhance operations while meeting safety standards and regulations.
Food production is one of the most tightly-regulated industries in the country. Industrial seals used in the process of food preparation are heavily controlled, their quality assuring everything from food safety to guaranteed shelf-life. Wyatt Seal is a leader in the production and supply of high-performance
O-rings fail for many dozens of reasons. In simple failures, processes can be compromised and workflows shut down. In serious situations, O-ring failure can lead to disastrous effects.
When choosing to install an O-ring seal, squeeze ratios are incredibly important. Understanding the degree to which a seal is squeezed by its mating hardware is the first step in selecting the appropriate material and design for any application.