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® , FKM , Aflas®, Silicone, PTFE, molded PTFE o-rings, FEP encapsulated FKM, 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.