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Sealing Theory - (Home)
Static vs. Dynamic Sealing
Leakage Control
Lip vs. Squeeze Seals
Effects of Lip Geometries
Pressure Effects and Extrusion
Seal Wear
Seal Stability
Surface Speed
Compression Set
Influence of Temperature

O-Rings, Seals and Bearings for All Applications



Sealing Theory

Seals have been used since ancient times and have evolved into a wide variety of shapes and materials. For those who are not familiar with sealing technology, the number of options available can be confusing. Selecting the most suitable product for a given application can be difficult. This engineering section will assist in product selection by explaining the fundamentals of seal design and material technology.