O-Rings and Industrial O-Rings Accessories
American & Metric O-RINGS in a wide range of materials and sizes, Size Range From: 1/32" to 26" I.D. O-Rings and Industrial O-Rings Accessories: Measuring Cone & Tape, Sizing Charts, Lubricants, Picks. O-Ring materials include: Nitrile, Buna-N, Viton® Orings (Black), Viton® O-rings (Brown), Aflas®, Silicone, , PTFE, molded PTFEo-rings, PTFE encapsulated Viton® o-rings, EPDM, Neoprene, Silicone o-ring, 4 Lobe Q-Rings, E.P.R, Kalrez.
O-Rings & Types of O-Rings
O-rings are the most common method of creating a seal. From deep water applications to the space shuttle, O-rings can be found high and low. O-rings seal liquids and gases well. As a result they are used in every industrial plant, automobile, airplanes, paint guns, oxygen tanks, military tanks, and a few teenagers wrists.
There are different types of O-rings available in the market, which are made with a wide range of materials. Each material has its own set of pros and cons. Choosing the right material largely depends on the application the things that must be considered are: Size, temperature, application, media, pressure and speed (if the application is dynamic). The amount of pressure an O-ring can maintain depends on how it is mounted. The best method for containing an O-ring is to have a groove with the appropriate depth for the O-ring to surround it on 3 sides. An opposing flange or tongue in groove shape often supplies the 4th side.
How an O-Ring FunctionsGland dimension designs: The purpose of using o-rings is prevent any leakage; because when multiple pipes or connecting materials (ranging from plastic to metal) are attached there will usually be gaps in between. O-rings provide an endless method of affecting a seal. The leaks that happen in an industry could be dangerous and could lead to accidents or cause harm to the people working there.
The most commonly used materials to create O-rings include Buna-N, FKM, Viton, Silicone, Neoprene, Hypalon, EPDM, PTFE, FEP encapsulated Silicone, FEP encapsulated Viton, Kalrez, Chemrez, Ameri-rez, and polyurethane among many others. As already stated, they are often used in connections to seal any leaks and ensure smooth transfer of the content. By default, these rings are designed in particular shape that will ideally seat itself within a housing or a groove.
They ensure that these accessories firmly stay in place and don't budge or move when in use. The design of the ring isprecise in size so that they have an interference fit between the mating surfaces. It is mandatory to make sure their sealing purpose is properly satisfied. Most often, they are used in non-moving (static) connections however with the correct design they will seal dynamic applications.Depending on the speed and type of motion lubrication may be necessary. For assistance consult American Seal &Packings web site or insides sales / engineering for support. www.o-ringsales.com 888-654-Seal.
O-rings are also used in high tech machinery and systems, including rockets, space crafts and other crafts inside the engines. They are highly versatile and have the capability to suit any type of application. While most major applications can be solved by using the available products, users can also place custom orders to suit specific requirements.
The material used in the construction of the rings will also vary based on weather conditions (and ozone exposure), when they are planned to be used in extremely hot or cold temperatures. Once it is confirmed that they can be used for the specified purpose, these o-rings can be used without any second thoughts as they will suit the requirement and are highly reliable.