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Why Should You Invest in Quality Seals?

While industrial seals might seem like something you could save a little money on, this is one part that we don’t recommend cutting costs on. A quality seal will offer many benefits to your business and operations, so it’s worth taking the time to find a solution...

All you need to know about Neoprene O rings

Popular in the refrigeration industry, neoprene o rings are also growing in popularity across a wide range of other sectors due to their incredible resistance to hazardous materials. Also known as chloroquine o rings, these o rings provide excellent resistance to...

Why all sealants are not the same

It's important to understand just how critical it is to use the correct type of sealant. It's especially the case when working with heavy machinery or any industrial situation. You don't want to have to worry about whether your sealing products are working correctly...

How to understand O-rings and their design

O-Rings are a critical component for the proper sealing of specific pipes. They have to sit within a specified groove, which can vary based on the hardware used. That's why it's important to note the various types of o-ring groove design to understand better what kind...

The importance of gasket thickness

Choosing the right gasket material for specific applications is vital. However, gasket thickness is also a feature that must not be overlooked in the decision-making process. Choosing the right gasket thickness can help when you’re experiencing challenges with...

How Temperature Impacts Gasket Performance

When using a spiral wound gasket, there are many things you need to keep in mind. The most common issue we hear people discuss regarding gasket performance issues at high temperatures. If you are using a gasket for the first time at a new temperature and notice it...

How Thick Should Gasket Paper Be?

When creating gaskets, one of the most common questions we receive is regarding gasket paper thickness. You’ll find there are various options on the market, which come in different sizes and thicknesses. Today we’re going to discover what gasket paper is and how you...

O-Rings for the Beer Industry

O-rings offer a wide range of applications, and many people aren’t aware of just how versatile an o-ring can be. When working with o-ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll soon find out that we supply these to a range of businesses, including to breweries. Today we’re going...

Gasket Safety

Gaskets and seals are vital components for applications requiring a solid seal, helping prevent leaks and stop gases and other chemicals from escaping.  However, over time, and due to the fluctuating temperatures, compression sets, and exposure to chemicals, seals do...

Is fluorosilicone rubber o rings a sustainable choice?

Fluorosilicone rubber, also known as FVQM or MFQ, contains 23-28% fluorine and has nearly the same physical and mechanical properties as standard silicone rubber as matches on par with their flexibility at low temperatures.  However, due to its fluorine...

VEE PACKINGS/CHEVRON SETS

Vee Packings, also referred to as Chevron Sets are universal multi-part seals that are highly regarded for their long working life and ability to operate under adverse mechanical conditions in rod and piston locations. 

This robust packing set, specially designed for up and down movement of plunges and axels in pumps and valves, comprises of three different elements, the gland ring/female adaptor, the header/male adaptor and multiple intermediate ‘V’ shaped rings. Activation is by lip sealing as the intermediate ‘V’ rings are tapered to give an initial interference when confined in the seal housing. The resulting radial force ensures good sealing. 

Vee Packings are used for both low and high-pressure applications with single or double acting cylinders with each single intermediate ‘V’ ring reacting to pressure to create an effective seal along the shaft. 

Vee packings are designed and available in a wide range of different material configurations and combinations in order to give best and most effective sealing results based and dependent upon different media and chemicals, temperaturespressures and surface speeds in any given specific application. 

Vee Packings/Chevron Sets

Material Options 

  • Nitrile / Cotton Fabric 
  • Fluorocarbon / Fabric 
  • HNBR / Aramid  
  • Butyl / Cotton Fabric 
  • Synthetic Rubber / Cotton Fabric 
  • Virgin PTFE 
  • 15 – 25% Glass Filled PTFE 
  • 15% Glass 5% Molybdenum Filled PTFE 
  • PTFE / Carbon 
  • PEEK 

Typical Applications 

  • Oil pipeline expansion glands 
  • Control and shutoff valves 
  • Plunger pumps 
  • Hydraulic Valves 
  • Measurement and control equipment 
  • Reciprocating steam, water, boiler feed and oil pumps 
  • Hot oil reciprocating pumps for refinery duties 
  • Agitators 
  • Hydraulic cylinder glands and piston heads 
  • Rotating axels 
  • Sludge pumps and swivels 
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