Sealing Shielding

3 Advantages of a Double Chamfer Radial Seal

More often than not, an O-ring makes for a great sealing element. They seal over a wide range of pressure, temperature and tolerance. Normally they require very little room, are readily available,...
On January 4, 2017

Cost and Waste Saving Benefits of Resealable Septa for Medical Applications

In the medical industry, oftentimes it is necessary to test a single blood sample a number of times. Other times, a patient may need to be injected with multiple doses of a medicine or...
On December 28, 2016

EMI Shielding Caulk Delivers Superior Performance in Military Radar Systems

Shielding for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is critical to military electronics systems operating in demanding environments requiring low emitted electronic signatures and protection from...
On December 6, 2016

O-Rings and Seals for Automotive Transmission Fluid

Efficiency gains in the automotive industry are not limited to engine designs. Transmissions are also undergoing significant changes to increase fuel mileage. To reduce friction and cope with more...
On September 29, 2016

What to Know About O-ring Cytotoxicity and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Most pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs in large vats of living cell cultures. For the production of these drugs, it is extremely important to ensure that these cell cultures are not exposed...
On September 14, 2016

Seal Materials for Biodiesel

With the price of oil at rock bottom, it seems that no one is interested in biodiesel these days. But don’t think that cheap oil is a long-term solution. At some point, the price of oil will rise and...
On August 31, 2016

Why is Shore A Hardness Important?

O-rings are the simplest, most readily available type of seal used across every industry and market. They are arguably the best seal for many applications, but perhaps daunting to an engineer with...
On August 16, 2016

Optimum Sealing Performance, Even in Low-Pressure Conditions With the HL Rod Seal

Operators of fluid power systems increasingly demand friction-optimised piston and rod seals for hydraulic cylinders. High friction not only means high use of energy, but can also lead to premature...
On August 16, 2016

Perfluoroelastomer Materials Tailored for Your Needs

The zenith of rubber material technology is in perfluoroelastomer compounds, also known as FFKM. Sometimes considered the rubber version of PTFE, a perfluoroelastomer contains a fully...
On August 2, 2016

3 Global Trends Driving Seal Innovation in the Automotive Industry

Faster, Better, Stronger Sealing There are three global trends driving innovation in the automotive industry: the desire to drive farther and release fewer emissions from every unit of fuel, the need...
On July 19, 2016

High Performance Seals for Extreme Aerospace Environments

Today’s sealing challenges demand innovative solutions, and nobody knows innovation better than Parker. That’s why Parker develops and manufactures engineered sealing solutions –...
On July 11, 2016

3 Guidelines to Ensure Proper Seal Installation

Incorrect O-ring installation can lead to assembly damage causing leakage during the first pressure test. If the system does not pressurize properly, the entire piece of equipment should...
On June 28, 2016

Reduce Standard Groove Size with Parker Diamond Seals

Parker Diamond Seals are designed to be a compact, robust axial seal alternative to standard cross section seals. Their unique design allows for reduced compression forces, making them ideal...
On June 23, 2016

How to Enhance Safety and Avoid Mix-up of Seals in Automotive Applications

Modern high-performance engines require seals and sealing systems that deliver top performance in terms of operating reliability and service life as well. The new Parker Prädifa HNBR material...
On June 14, 2016

Environmental Seal Enclosures: UL94 V-0

Material certifications play a vital role in determining whether a chosen seal material is suitable for your service. In a continuation of our series on environmental seals for enclosures, we will be...
On April 15, 2016

Why Your Gaskets May be Non-compliant

After successive years of unprecedented growth, the tank car industry is facing numerous challenges. New regulations for stricter tank car standards have been mandated, estimated to cost $2.9 billion...
On April 12, 2016

Environmental Seal Enclosure 101

Are you designing an enclosure to help keep your critical components or internal fluid free from environmental exposure?  The good news is that Parker Engineered Materials Group has experience...
On April 5, 2016

Avoid Seal Extrusion with a Robust Gland Design

Designing the proper gland for a seal is usually a straightforward, easy process. Not only does the Parker O-Ring Handbook outline recommendations for stretch, squeeze, and volume fill necessary...
On March 24, 2016

Why Does My O-Ring Have All These Cracks In It?

Have you ever taken a component off the shelf, only to discover that the O-ring on it is full of cracks? Have you ever wrapped some pencils in a rubber band, only to have the rubber band...
On March 10, 2016

New Sealing Compound Avoids Electric Potential in Fuel Systems

Automotive fuel systems harbor the risk of electrostatic charging which may lead to arcing. The objective, therefore, is to engineer fuel systems using conductive components....
On February 22, 2016