Characteristics and performance
This widely used spring-energized seal offers performance benefits ranging from enhanced media compatibility to superior performance in broad temperature ranges.
The basic design consists of a U-shaped jacket made from inert thermoplastic materials specifically selected for the application. The addition of a metal spring actuates the jacket material used in the system, which provides sealing at low system pressures. At higher system pressures, the seal becomes pressure-energized by the fluid media—a sealing combination that ensures adequate sealing throughout the entire pressure range.
By coupling the OptiSeal® system with other specialty components such as anti-extrusion devices, PakRings, V-Rings, adapters, bushings, and bearings, users can achieve an expanded operational envelope.
With diameters from 0.040in (1mm) to 110in (2.8m), customisable heights and special geometries, the OptiSeal® system can be configured to fit in almost any hardware, making it the ideal choice for critical-service sealing.
For a comprehensive guide of jacket and spring materials, spring types, lip profiles, custom configurations and back-up components download the OptiSeal® System Design Guide.Ask an expert
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* For fluid types marked as possible, please call our team of experts on (02) 8886 1600 to talk through your requirements and determine if this seal is the most suitable for your needs.
|Dynamic application||Static application|
|Fluids based on mineral oil|
|HFB (60/40 invert emulsion)||Possible||Possible|
|HFC (water glycol)||Possible||Possible|
|Other fluid types|
|HFD (Phosphate ester ARYL Type)||Possible||Possible|
|Synthetic esters (HEES, HFDU)||Possible||Possible|