Factors to Consider When Using Sealing Elements

Sealing elements are used in hydraulic applications. The type of sealing element used will determine the function and service life of the application. The material of the sealing element is chosen accordingly. The sealing elements to be used depending on the type of hydraulic piston seal and the requirements of the application. They are used in combination with many types of pistons. For example, they are used in critical applications where they are exposed to harsh conditions.

Characteristics of the ideal sealing element

For a sealing element to be actively used in an application and as an ideal sealing solution, it should be

Leak resistant

resistant to abrasion

resistant to temperature extremes

resistant to gap extrusion

Compact in design

Quick and simplified installation

Exhibits low friction characteristics

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The selection of sealing elements is based on these and several other factors. The manufacturer must consider the operating time of each seal when manufacturing the product. Seal elements should be selected accordingly to ensure maximum efficiency is achieved in all process cycles.

Factors to consider when using sealing elements

The following factors should be considered when deciding on the type of sealing element to be used in an application.

Application environment (factors to be considered are environmental issues in the area as well as the application.)

Maximum operating temperature

Operating speed

Notch values

D Type Sealing Components

D Type Sealing Components

Application loads and pressures

They are commonly used with water, oil and various types of chemicals. They are therefore constructed in such a way that they do not wear out in the constant presence of certain fluids.

Sealing elements are used in hydraulic cylinders and pistons used in the construction, aerospace and automotive industries. They can be used in both standard and specialist applications.

Sealing elements should be constructed in such a way as to ensure maximum sealing efficiency. Depending on the application, sealing elements are sometimes designed to reduce vibrations in the application. In other applications, they are expected to avoid severe part misalignment.

How long do seal elements really last?

There is a tendency to think that sealing elements will wear out and need to be replaced. This is a myth we want to debunk. Unlike O-rings, seal elements have a significantly longer service life – a timeline that depends in part on their unique application.

The life of a sealing element is highly dependent on the dynamics of its operating parameters. Essentially, it works on an exponential curve. A seal element operating at the peak of its range is likely to have a shorter life than one operating under more moderate conditions.

At JIANKE, we are as confident in the quality of our sealing elements as we are in the quality of our fittings. This is because we combine quality design and manufacturing processes with accelerated aging tests to ensure that the sealing element performs as expected in the future.

For more information about the types of sealing elements and their applications, welcome to contact us, please visit our website at https://www.jk-seals.com. We will be happy to help you out!