Requirements for O-Ring Face Seals
When you are looking to incorporate ORFS fittings into a high pressure system, there are a number of things to consider in order to choose the right product. ORFS fittings are used in the oil and gas industry, military applications, marine systems, agriculture, transportation, and many more industries that deal with high pressure gases and fluids. High pressure gases and hydraulic fluids require a carefully pressurized environment for movement and storage. Certain gasses and liquids are also very volatile. These factors combine to make leaks incredibly damaging and dangerous. This is why the fit of an ORFS fitting is so important. ORFS fittings must be immaculately designed to secure a custom tubing system. Specialized and innovative design features from an experienced manufacturer are needed to prevent leaks and the O-ring seal from slipping or pinching under long-term strain.
The Needed Requirements for O-Ring Face Seals (ORFS Fittings)
The nature of industrial gas and fluid systems often means that O-ring face seals will be exposed to extreme torque and constant vibrations. These factors can cause outdated or poorly designed O-ring face seals to shift and break. With the many dangers of a leak, O-ring face seals must be designed to resist over-torque and stand up to constant strain. They must also fit perfectly so that a seal is not disturbed by vibration.
In addition to internal pressure and vibration, ORFS fittings must stand up to environmental effects and weathering. Exterior plating is often very important for the structural integrity of a fitting. Depending on the environment, ORFS fittings may have to resist extreme exterior conditions and rust.
Ease of installation is also a must for O-ring face seals. With both standardized and custom tubing across the high pressure gas and fluid industry, it is important to find a manufacturer that can create a wide range of O-ring face seals, fittings, and valves that can be easily installed. Product variation and installation considerations can reduce the need to disassemble and reassemble equipment.
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