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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Here, you can browse our technical information below. Between all our divisions, we have a combined over 150 years of sealing experience. As a result, the goal of these pages is to be a resource for all of our customers. Our team also has 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.

If you need any further technical assistance, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

O-RING RELATED INFORMATION

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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 application 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-rings are measured in a variety of sizes. Use these pages to learn about them. 

Main O-Ring Size Page

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 covers quality acceptance criteria for o-rings in fluid system applications. 

ISO 3601-3 Page

GENERAL MATERIAL INFORMATION

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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

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

A chart listing the most popular compounds and their fluid compatibility / technical information.

Main Fluid Compatibility Page

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 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

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