Technical Guidelines & Information | Seal & Design


Technical Sealing InfoBrowse our technical information below. Between all our divisions, we have a combined over 150 years of sealing experience. The goal of these pages is to be a resource for our customers. We also have the ability to create or modify drawings to meet customer needs. We can also provide sample materials, sample prototypes, and o-ring kits to provide you hands-on help if you are designing your own custom solution.

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O-Ring Related Information

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O-Ring Groove Design
O-Ring Groove Design
Designing the pieces of an application where o-rings will be applied is the focus of this section. Selecting the correct o-rings may be a challenge because in order to seal properly the o-ring has to deform in the appliation by being compressed and stretched in any number of ways. The design of the groove plays a major role in how the o-ring performs its sealing role.

Main O-Ring Groove Design Page
O-Ring Size
O-Ring Sizes
O-rings are measured in a variety of sizes. Use these pages to learn about them.

Main O-Ring Size Page
Shelf Life
O-Ring Shelf Life
The information in ARP 5316 is intended to be utilized by those organizations who do not already have specific recommendations for the control of elastomeric seals.

O-Ring Shelf Life Page
ISO 3601-3
ISO 3601-3 covers quality acceptance criteria for o-rings in fluid system applications.

ISO 3601-3 Page

General Material Information

General Materials
General Materials Info
O-rings, gaskets and molded products can be made from many different compounds, materials, and in many different combinations and formulations. Here's a list of the major elastomeric (rubber) compounds and materials from which o-rings, gaskets, seals, and molded rubber are fabricated.

Elastomeric Compounds
ASTM D2000
ASTM D2000
The overwhelming majority of specifications for rubber compounds are based on ASTM D 2000, "Standard Classification for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications" A second standard, SAE J200, "Classification System for Rubber Products", is for all intents and purposes, identical to ASTM D 2000, so for the purpose of this discussion we will address the ASTM D 2000.

Learn about ASTM D 2000
Fluid Compatibility
Fluid Compatibility
A chart listing the most popular compounds and their fluid compatibility.

Main Fluid Compatibility Page
Convert Program
Convert Program
A nice little piece of software to help you convert basic units to and from the many different scales.

Convert Program Page

ANSI Flange Info

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ANSI Flange
ANSI B 16.5 pipe flanges gasket information. Both 150lb and 300lb with comparisons from the old style and new style. Flange gaskets are used in numerous industries, including chemical processing, pharmaceutical, hydro-electric, oil and gas, and medical.

Main ANSI Flange Information Page