Oil Seal Types

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to choose the right oil seal to keep your application functioning, and functioning well. Not every oil seal is the same. Manufactured using various material elastomers and to suit a range of dimensions, seals are as unique...

Rotary Shaft Seals

Rotary shaft seals are the more formal name for this type of seal; however, we also know them as oil, grease, fluid, or dirt seals. Whatever you call them however, they all perform the same function – to close the space between stationary and moving parts in machinery...

Silicone O Rings

As a leading O ring UK manufacturer and supplier of high quality seals and gaskets, offering a wide range of types, sizes, and sealing solutions that suit various applications across all industries, we work hard to ensure you get the best sealing solution for your...

Viton O Rings

Viton o rings bring with them numerous advantages, especially for applications within high-tech and critical industries. Providing great resistance to wide fluctuations in temperature and chemical ranges as well as being wholly suitable for pressure applications,...

How are O Rings made?

O rings are one of the most common components within manufacturing. Suitable for a range of applications and found in numerous everyday appliances, o rings are a vital piece of equipment to provide the perfect sealing solution. Ring-shaped seals, o rings are made up...

Pipe Gasket

A pipe gasket is designed to seal a space between two sections of a pipe. Many pipes have flanged surfaces where they join, which means it isn’t smooth or flat to make this connection secure. In order to overcome this flared area, a flange gasket will be used to...

Spiral Wound Graphite Fill Gasket

With so many different gasket options on offer today, we know it can be difficult deciding which ones have the right features for your needs. Each type of gasket is suitable for a variety of applications or uses, and the material that your gasket is made from will...

Gasket Cutting

Using the latest technology and equipment, gasket cutting today offers incredible precision. Achieving customised gaskets that meet your sealing requirements, today we’re now seeing various gasket cutting techniques used as we move away from the standard dimensions...

What are Bonded Seals?

As you start to compare the seals on offer on our site, you’ll find that there are many different options for a variety of uses. Bonded seals are a great solution for some applications, offering many benefits over other types of seals. Specialist Sealing Products...

Rubber Gasket Material

Rubber gaskets are a very valuable solution for a variety of uses, however, you’ll want to make sure you always choose the right option for your unique business operations. There are a variety of rubber gasket materials on offer, which provide you with an effective...

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How Pressure Velocity Affects Seal Performance

How pressure velocity affects seal performancePressure velocity has a huge impact on seal performance. No matter how high quality the seals you’ve invested in are, you need to ensure you monitor the pressure velocity to avoid issues and leaks in the future. Sealing devices offer many benefits to business owners and their operations, but you must make sure you are using them in the correct way to experience these. Keep reading as we discover how pressure velocity affects seal performance and the steps you can take to avoid issues in the future.

Pressure Velocity and Seal Performance 

When choosing the best seals for your business operations, you need to try and calculate velocity pressure in order to find the optimal option for your business. There is a range of PV values in which any type of seal can operate, and this is usually referred to as the PV limit. This limit is the highest amount of pressure or velocity at which the seal can operate, and if you push the seal to a higher level, it will get worn out very quickly. We recommend determining the PV within the equipment in order to find the right seal for any application.

Of course, there are other factors which will determine how efficiently a seal can work at any pressure velocity. Think about the operating temperature or the lubricant you are using, as these need to be correct for the seal you are using as well. When working with our team, we’ll encourage you to think about pressure and seal options, so that you find the right sealing solution for your business. We see so many businesses just try and use any type of seal, but choosing the cheapest or most convenient option isn’t necessarily the best choice for efficient business operations in the future.

Working at High Temperatures 

Higher temperatures will also have an impact on pressure velocity and seal performance. When you work at a high temperature, the PV limit will decrease and the rate of wear increases significantly. We recommend taking steps to reduce the amount of heat generated. You can do this in a variety of ways, such as choosing the right lubricant for the application. This will reduce the seal wear and ensure the seals can operate for a longer time at a high PV. You’ll find seals on offer for both high and low pressure settings, as well as options for various speed settings.

How to Choose the Right Seal for Your Application 

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right seal for your application. You’ll want to make sure you choose the correct seal for the pressure velocity you will be operating at, so that you enjoy a good fit and all of the benefits of investing in these products. The seal needs to remain in contact with a smooth surface, so that the joint is able to be plugged into the seal and leaking is prevented. You don’t want the lubricant to leak out when the seal is in use, as this will also make the performance much less effective.

The PV values that you are operating at will help to determine the seal selection you go for. You also need to take the time to learn how to install the seal properly. This will help to extend the life of the seal, so that you aren’t wasting a huge amount of money replacing these on a frequent basis. Business owners also need to maintain their equipment properly to avoid leaks and issues, so that nothing is damaged in the processes they perform on a regular basis.

Our team can help you to review the various seal options and materials on offer. We can work with you to find the right solution for your business, so that your work is completed correctly and effectively each and every time. You could opt for a plastic, rubber, elastomer, or nylon seal, but just make sure it’s the right one for the PV you will be working at. We also offer the option of custom seals, which can be a fantastic solution for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Now that you understand the link between pressure velocity and seal performance, you can use this information to determine what the best seal option would be for your business. Our team will be here to support you in finding the right seals for any business operation, so that you avoid leaks and can enjoy the many benefits of this type of product. Contact us today for more information about seals and the right option for the PV you are working at. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have on the topic and ensure that you find the right solution for your business this year.

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