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Sealing Orientation and Direction:

Sealing Action:

Seal Type:

Composite Seals?

Shaft O.D. or Seal I.D.:

Housing Bore Diameter or Seal O.D.:

Axial Cross Section or Thickness:

Radial Cross Section:

Maximum Operating Speed:

Maximum Operating Pressure:

Vacuum Rated?

Operating Temperature:

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Sealing Element or Lip Material:

Seal is Spring-energized?

Integral Wiper or Scraper Element?

Split Seal?

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Sealing Design
   Sealing Orientation and Direction:       
   Your choices are...         
   Internal / Rod Seal       Rod seals are radial seals.  The seal is press-fit into a housing bore with the sealing lip contacting the shaft. Also referred to as a shaft seal. 
   External / Piston Seal       Piston seals are radial seals.  The seal is fit onto a shaft with the sealing lip contacting the housing bore. V-rings are considered external lip seals. 
   Symmetric Seal       Seal is symmetrical and works equally well as a rod or a piston seal. 
   Axial Seal       An axial seal seals axially against a housing or machine component. 
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   Sealing Action:      Sealing direction pertains primarily to hydraulic and pneumatic seals that are used in applications with axial motion, such as cylinders and pistons.
   Your choices are...         
   Single Acting       Single acting, or unidirectional seals, offer an effective seal in one axial direction only.  In order to seal in both directions for a reciprocating motion, more than one seal must be used. 
   Double Acting       Double acting, or bi-directional seals, are effective when sealing in both directions. 
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Seal Type
   Seal Type      Hydraulic seals are designed for high-pressure dynamic applications such as hydraulic cylinders. Pneumatic seals are used in pneumatic cylinders and valves and generally are designed for lower operating pressures than hydraulic seals. Pneumatic applications also typically demand higher operating speeds and lower friction seals than hydraulic applications.  These seals may be used for rotary and reciprocating motion.
   Your choices are...         
   U-ring / Block Vee Ring       Also called U-packings or Block Vee packings.  Depending on their construction, U-rings and block vee rings can be used as a rod seal, a piston seal or a symmetric seal. U-rings and block vee rings are single acting, or unidirectional seals, and must be mounted back-to-back in double-acting cylinder applications.  A Block Vee seal is more compact and has better performance characteristics under high pressure than a U-ring. 
   Vee Packing       Vee packings can withstand higher axial and radial loads than U-rings and are classified as heavy-duty rod or cylinder seals. Using two or more rings in a set, combined with male and female header rings, can increase the sealing at low pressures as well as the pressure rating. Also called chevron seals. 
   Cup Packing       Also known as piston cups or cup buckets, can be made for use with in water, steam, oil, and other chemical applications. Cups are pressure-energized seals that can maintain a seal at low pressures because of their thin cross section. They are single acting, or unidirectional seals. Sealing in both directions can be achieved by mounting two seals in a back-to-back configuration. There are two main forms of cup packings, rounded heel cups and square heel cups. 
   Flange Packing       Also referred to as hat or collar packing. These seals are used specifically as rod seals. Normally used in low-pressure applications on smaller diameter rods or shafts. 
   W Packing       The W packing seal is a double lip, symmetric packing seal.  It is derived from a U-ring seal, but with a more rigid section.   
   Piston Ring       Metallic piston rings are used for sealing cylinders.  They are desirable because they have a higher working temperature than elastomeric, fabric, or polymer materials.  Piston rings are available in a variety of configurations, including compression rings, split rings, and cord rings. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary configuration. 
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   Composite Seals?       Composite seals are two- or multi-part seals manufactured as an integral unit. A typical composite seal consists of an integral PTFE ring and elastomer ring, providing the properties of an elastomeric ring with a rigid, low friction (PTFE) working face. These seals can have a variety of different cross sections. Some forms of composite seals are also referred to as polyseals, wedge-action seals, crown seals and tri-seals (3 part seals). 
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Dimensions
   Shaft O.D. or Seal I.D.:       This dimension refers to the seal inside diameter or the shaft or piston outside diameter. 
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   Housing Bore Diameter or Seal O.D.:       This dimension refers to the housing bore diameter or the seal outside diameter. 
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   Axial Cross Section or Thickness:       This dimension refers to the axial cross section, or thickness, of the seal. 
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   Radial Cross Section:       This dimension refers to the radial cross section of the seal.  This dimension is commonly used for seals such as V-rings, back-up rings, piston rings, and pipe seals. 
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Service Limits
   Maximum Operating Speed:       Maximum operating speed is generally given as ft/min or m/sec. 
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   Maximum Operating Pressure:       This is the maximum pressure that the seal is rated for without failure. 
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   Vacuum Rated?       The seal can operate in a vacuum. 
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   Operating Temperature:       This is the full required range of ambient operating temperature. 
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Sealing Element or Lip Material Many seal manufacturers use their own proprietary material. Where possible, these materials have been categorized into the generic equivalent or material family. Consult with manufacturer for proprietary material specifications.
   Sealing Element or Lip Material      Seal is constructed of rubber or polymer.  Polymers are a solid, nonmetallic compound of high molecular weight the structure of which is composed of small repeat units (mers). Plastics and elastomers are polymers.
   Your choices are...         
   Ethylene Acrylic (AEM - Vamac®, etc.)       Ethylene acrylic compounds provide high-heat aging resistance while providing good physical properties. They offer a high degree of oil, ozone, UV, and weather resistance along with good low temperature flexibility. Suggested operating temperature (-20° to 300° F). Manufactured under the trade name Vamac® by DuPont Dow Elastomers. 
   EPDM       Good resistance to sunlight, weathering and ozone. It has poor resistance to petroleum oils and fuel. Good heat and compression set resistance. Suggested operating temperature (-70° to 275° F). Trade names include Nordel® (DuPont Dow Elastomers), Vistalon® (ExxonMobil Chemical), Epsyn® (DSM Elastomers), Royalene® (Uniroyal Chemical), and Epcar® (B.F. Goodrich). 
   Fluoroelastomer (FKM - Viton®, Fluorel®, etc.)       A range of fluoropolymer elastomers whose formulation can be tailored to a reasonable extent to meet the needs of individual end-uses. They are normally black and have high heat, oil and chemical resistance but indifferent low temperature performance. With the exception of Kalrez® perfluorinated elastomer, they are about the most highly temperature resistant of all commercially available elastomers. Trade names include Viton® (DuPont Dow Elastomers), Fluorel® & AflasTM (3M Corporation), and Technoflon® (Montedison). 
   Flourosilicone (FVMQ, FMQ, FPM, FSI)       The mechanical and physical properties are very similar to silicone. However, Flourosilicone offers improved fuel and mineral oil resistance but poor hot-air resistance in comparison. Suggested operating temperature (-100° to 350° F). Trade names include FSE® (General Electric Co.), Silastic® (Dow Chemical), and Sylon® (3M Corporation). 
   Nitrile (NBR - Buna-N)       Good resistance to petroleum hydrocarbons and fuels. Widely used with most oils, hydraulic fluids, and alcohol. Many compound variations are available for specific applications. Suggested operating temperature (-30° to 275° F). Trade names include Breon® (BP Chemicals), Chemigum® (Goodyear), Hycar® (B F Goodrich), Krynac® (Polysar Ltd.), Nipol® (Zeon Chemicals), Nysyn® NBR, (DSM Elastomers), Paracril® (Uniroyal Chemical), and Perbunan® (Mobay). 
   Nitrile - Highly Saturated (HNBR)       Nitrile has good mechanical properties when compared with other elastomers and high wear resistance. Nitrile is not resistant to weathering and ozone. Suggested operating temperatures from (-40° to 300° F). Trade names include Therban® (Mobay), Tornac® (Polysar), and Zetpol® (Nippon Zeon Company). 
   Nylon / Polyamide       Nylon, comprising several grades of polyamides, is a general-purpose material in wide use; it is tough and resistant and has good pressure ratings. 
   Polyacrylate (ACM)       Polyacrylate elastomers are well suited for use with extreme pressure (EP) lubricants and have high resistance to oxidation and ozone. Polyacrylates are not recommended for dry running applications. Suggested operating temperature (-25° to 350° F). Trade Names Include Cyanacryl® (American Cyanamid), HyTemp® (BF Goodrich), and Thiacril® (Uniroyal). 
   Polychloroprene (CR - Neoprene)       A synthetic rubber that resists degradation from sun, ozone, and weather. It performs well in contact with oils and many chemicals. Neoprene remains useful over a wide temperature range, displays outstanding physical toughness, and resists burning inherently better than exclusively hydrocarbon rubbers. Neoprene also offers resistance to damage caused by flexing and twisting. Suggested operating temperature (-45° to 230° F). Trade names include Neoprene (DuPont Dow), Baypren® (Mobay), and Butachlor® (Ditsugil). 
   Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)       PEEK is a high temperature resistant engineered thermoplastic. It has excellent chemical and fatigue resistance, and thermal stability. PEEK has superior chemical resistance, is inert to all common solvents and resists a wide range of organic and inorganic liquids. PEEK has a maximum continuous working temperature of 480°F and retains its mechanical properties up to 570°F in steam or high-pressure applications. 
   Polyoxymethylene (POM, Acetal)       Acetal polymers are semi-crystalline. They offer excellent inherent lubricity, fatigue resistance, and chemical resistance. Acetals suffer from outgassing problems at elevated temperatures, and are brittle at low temperatures. Glass filled, and added lubrication grades are available, flame-retardant grades are not. Brand names include: Celcon (Hoechst Celanese), Delrin (DuPont), Thermocomp (LNP), Ultraform (BASF). 
   Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE- Teflon®, etc.)       PTFE is an insoluble compound that exhibits a high degree of chemical resistance and a low coefficient of friction. It is sometimes marketed in proprietary classes of materials such as Teflon®, a registered trademark of DuPont Dow Elastomers. 
   Polyurethane / Urethane       Polyurethane is a diverse class of materials exhibiting good elongation, recovery and toughness properties. They are flexible and have good abrasion resistance. (NOTE: The urethanes of the plastics industry are so named because the repeating units of their structures resemble the chemical urethane.) Trade names include Texin® (Bayer), Adiprene® and Vibrathane® (Uniroyal Chemical), Estane® (B F Goodrich), Genthane® (General Tire and Rubber), Millathane®, and Pellethane® (Dow Chemical). 
   Rubber - Natural (NR)       Natural compounds such as gum rubber (polyisoprene) and latex. 
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Seal Features
   Seal is Spring-energized       Seal is spring-energized by addition of a garter spring, meander spring, canted coil spring or helical seal spring. The spring helps keep the sealing lip in contact with the shaft. 
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   Integral Wiper or Scraper Element       The seal also has a wiper or scraper (exclusion) element in addition to primary seal.  Frequently an oil or hydraulic seal will also have a wiper or scraper element to keep contaminants from the sealing area. 
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   Split Seal       The split in an elastomeric seal facilitates assembly.  A split rigid (metallic) seal is similar in functionality to a piston ring. 
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