SUBJECT : A few rules of thumb for mechanical seals 2-5

Before selecting your mechanical seal design there are three things you want to remember:

The following is offered as a guide when dealing with mechanical seals in general. If possible you should contact the manufacturer for specific recommendations and limits. I have spent the past thirty-five years lecturing about seals and pumps and during that time have picked up a number of rules that are worth remembering. Here are some of the most important:

Selecting materials - The elastomer ( the rubber part)

Determine the correct O-Ring by one of the following methods:

Selecting Materials - The Faces.

Selecting Materials - The Metal Parts.

Sealing Limits

Application

Technical

® DuPont Dow elastomer

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