Female glands can sometimes be a bit of a challenge for O-ring installations, but keep these tips in mind and watch our video and you should have success.
For the initial installation, don’t use a lubricant. The idea is to have the gland grab the O-ring while you push the remaining portion of the seal in place.
Use an O-ring installation tool. Many female glands are in extremely tight spaces, an O-ring installation tool can help you secure the seal into place and won’t damage the seal.
If you need lubrication in order to assemble the fixture, apply it after the O-ring is installed.
Lastly, to avoid mechanical damage of the seal, make sure the male portion of the fixture has an adequate lead-in chamfer.
For more information refer to the Parker O-Ring Handbook. This book contains extensive information about the properties of basic sealing elastomers, as well as examples of typical O-ring applications, fundamentals of static and dynamic seal design and O-ring failure modes. It also provides an overview of international sizes and standards, and compatibility data for fluids, gases, and solids.
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Watch in the video the proper installation of an O-Ring: Standard Female Gland.
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