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Threaded Flange

Threaded flanges are probably the most recognisable of all flanges due to their screw thread design that is used to connect it to the pipe. Threaded flanges, also known as screwed flanges (for obvious reasons), require a male and female thread to create a connection...

Slip On Flange

A slip-on flange can also be known as a hubbed flange, which, as the name suggests, has a hub with a very low profile. Why is this important? Because this type of ring type joint gasket has an internal diameter larger than the connecting pipe, allowing you to slide it...

Weld Neck Flange

Also known as tapered hub flanges or high hub flanges, weld neck flanges are a specific type of gasket with a protruding ridge and long neck used to connect pipework and provide you with a high-quality seal. Weld neck flanges, in particular, are a popular choice when...

Nitrile vs Viton® – What is the Difference?

As you start to make a decision about what type of O-rings to purchase for your business, you might wonder what material is the most suitable for your unique needs. Every business operation has different requirements for their O-rings, such as the temperature,...

Aflas vs Viton

When it comes to choosing O ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll find that there are a wide range of materials on offer for you to choose from. Many people find that the options can seem quite overwhelming, with some materials having similar properties but offering...

EPDM Gasket

Both the automotive and construction industries have started to use EPDM gaskets more frequently in recent times. This rubber material is UV light resistant and has many fantastic properties that make this part highly effective for a wide range of processes. Keep...

Metal Gaskets

When comparing gaskets for use within your business processes, you’ll find that these can be made from a variety of materials. Metal gaskets are a very popular option, offering many advantages over other materials. When looking at sealing product options, make sure...

AFLAS o ring

O rings come in many different dimensions, thicknesses, and materials. And it is the various different materials that o rings can be manufactured from that make each o ring unique and suitable for specific applications. In fact, there are hundreds of different types...

O Ring Vulcanization Process

With years of o ring knowledge and experience in o ring vulcanization, we're one of the leading experts in providing the right sealing solution for you. To view our full range, visit our O-ring product page, with a wide selection and something to match every...

What is a Window Seal?

A window seal is something that nearly all of us will have seen in our homes or workplaces and is designed to help make your building more comfortable. Within our range of Sealing Specialist Products, we offer a selection of window seals designed for various...

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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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