Spring-energized seals provide durable and reliable sealing solutions in critical applications and under extreme operating conditions in different industries.
Spring-energized seals are a highly reliable option when standard elastomer-based and polyurethane-based seals will not meet the operating limits, equipment parameters, or environmental conditions of your application. Even when a standard seal might meet basic needs, many engineers turn to spring-energized seals for an added level of
Basic design parameters of spring-energized seals:
Made from high-performance fluoroplastic compounds and engineered plastics that have outstanding physical and technical characteristics, but are rigid rather than flexible.
Use springs to provide a consistent load throughout the circumference of the seal and create a leak-tight seal between the jacket and the hardware.
Use system pressure to create an additional sealing force between the jacket and the hardware.
In this combination, the spring forces the seal lips against the gland and rod surfaces, while pressure assists the spring force.
The result: virtual leak-free sealing, high reliability, longer asset life
Spring-energized seals are used in a broad range of rotary, reciprocating, oscillating, and stationary fluid power and material process equipment/systems.