For some applications, a critical component of selecting a seal
material is a phenomenon known as “outgassing”. However, even
within the elastomer community, outgassing is not something that...
On August 8, 2019
When it comes to semiconductor fabrication processes, reducing the
cost of ownership is a multi-faceted goal approached from a variety
of angles. Tool engineers and equipment technicians take pride...
On July 25, 2019
Whether it be a classic automotive transmission design or the
latest in electric vehicle technology, there is always a need to
move high-pressure fluid through different operational systems.
On July 10, 2019
The emergence of degradable and dissolvable materials is providing
oilfield service companies an opportunity to increase efficiencies
and cut costs in the oilfield by simplifying well...
On July 3, 2019
As automatic transmissions become more advanced as a system, the
components within must evolve as well. Performance drives the
design and there are many factors that must mesh together to
On June 18, 2019
We are coming up on two years since the birth of FF156-75 and this
compound is one worth celebrating. If you don’t know what
FF156 is, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this blog.
On June 12, 2019
Hydraulic sealing systems used in aviation technology applications
are exposed to particularly challenging ambient influences such as
extreme temperature fluctuations and aggressive pressure...
On June 7, 2019
Perhaps you know Parker’s newest aerospace focused EPDM material is
EM163-80. Featuring breakthrough low temperature functionality,
resistance to all commercially available phosphate ester fluids,
On May 20, 2019
Electric vehicle battery covers pose unique sealing challenges in
the automotive industry. The significant size of the sealing
perimeter, the materials and size of the seal mating hardware, and
On May 9, 2019
Dissolvable and degradable materials are used in oil and gas
operations to create high pressures in hydraulically fractured
wells, while also minimizing well intervention keeping wells
On April 30, 2019
My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As
a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d use it to
power air wrenches, grinders, and inflate flat soccer balls for...
On April 25, 2019
Have you had problems with your polyurethane seals degrading,
especially when exposed to higher heat creating the need to replace
your seals more often than you would like? As you probably know,
On April 16, 2019
Technology advancements and new to world discoveries are constantly
creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil
and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being...
On April 3, 2019
From the Parker O-Ring Handbook and Material Offering Guide to
finite element analysis and blogs, our engineering experts run the
gamut of all sealing solutions. So it's no surprise that the top
On February 27, 2019
Wherever drinking water is obtained from any of its sources, pumped
and processed, materials with low extraction levels and without any
harmful ingredients are required. Sealing compounds for use
On January 29, 2019
Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for
high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original
equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019
You are working on a new design and want to incorporate the sealing
system directly – in 3D including a design space proposal? In
Parker Prädifa´s CAD library, 3D step files are available for you
On January 11, 2019
Sealing can often be a frustrating challenge when dealing with flow
batteries. Determining what materials are compatible with certain
chemistries or developing a profile that provides optimal...
On September 19, 2018
Standard AS568 O-ring sizes are well known in the seal industry.
Generally adding the compound with a standard O-ring size creates a
smart part number for identification and purchasing purposes....
On August 15, 2018
The competitive landscape, combined with government regulations,
are driving technology in today's automotive market for improved
efficiency and fuel economy. Any incremental improvement in...
On July 3, 2018