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.

Product details

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.

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* For fluid types marked as possible, please call our team of experts on +91 80 2372 6000 to talk through your requirements and determine if this seal is the most suitable for your needs.

 Dynamic applicationStatic application
Fluids based on mineral oil  
AnyRecommendedRecommended
Waterbased fluids  
HFA (5/95)PossiblePossible
HFB (60/40 invert emulsion)PossiblePossible
HFC (water glycol)PossiblePossible
WaterPossiblePossible
Other fluid types  
Air/NitrogenPossiblePossible
HFD (Phosphate ester ARYL Type)PossiblePossible
Synthetic esters (HEES, HFDU)PossiblePossible