Seal Identification

Seal Identification, not sure what seals you need or what size you require to fix that leaking ram. Help is at hand in the seal identification service offered by Fairway Seals in Market Harborough. Our in house technical team of experts with over thirty years experience are on hand to make your life much easier.…

O Rings

Polymer Shelf Life

Polymer Shelf Life *HNBR, Epichlorohydrin(ECO), Polyacrylate (ACM), Ethylene Acrylic (AEM) can be grouped similar to NBR due to similarities in polymer types. ARP5316: Recommended Storage Conditions         Temperature – below 100’F (38’C)         Humidity – less than 75% (AU/EU less than 65%) if not stored in sealed moisture proof bags         Light – protected from light sources especially…

Cold Bond O Rings

Cold Bond O Rings, if you cannot get the o ring you require then we can make it for you by cold bonding a cut to length piece of o ring cord. We also offer a premium service for same day dispatch or collection (subject to conditions) Our sales team are here to help with…

Seal Suppliers UK

Fairway Seals has been an integral part of the sealing industry since 1977. Fairway Seals has built a reputation for dealing with customer requirements in a friendly and  professional manner. Shipment from our vast stock of sealing products can ensure you get what you require very often the next working day customers can be confident that…

Viton® O Rings

Viton®O Rings have a working temperature range -15 to +200 degrees C. Viton®O Rings have  good chemical resistance to mineral and synthetic oils and greases, engine and transmission oils, fuel and non-flammable hydraulic pressure fluids Viton®also has a very low gas permeability which makes it suitable for vacuum applications. Our range includes British Standard (BS1806), British…

Shore Hardness

Shore Hardness or Durometer is one of several measures of the hardness of a material. Hardness may be defined as a material’s resistance to permanent indentation. The durometer scale was defined by Albert Ferdinand Shore who developed a device to measure Shore hardness in the 1920s. The term durometer is often used to refer to the measurement as…

BS2751

O Ring Material Issues

O-Ring Material Issues. Recently, we shared the three most common O-Ring design flaws. By identifying potential problems like insufficient gland volume, high tolerance levels and over compression, engineers can resolve potential O-Ring issues before they happen. Choosing the proper material is as crucial to the success of an O-Ring as the design. Key questions must be…

O Ring History

O Ring History The first patent for the O-ring, is dated May 12, 1896 as a Swedish patent. J O Lundberg  the inventor of the O-ring, received the patent. The US patent  for the O-ring was filed in 1937 by a then 72-year-old Danish born machinist,  Niels Christensen. Soon after emigrating to the USA in 1891, he patented…

O Rings

Global nitrile butadiene rubber market set for rapid growth

Market News Global nitrile butadiene rubber market set for rapid growth, to reach around £346 million by 2020 according to a new research report. Nitrile-butadiene rubber is a complex family of various butadiene monomers and unsaturated copolymers. Its chemical and physical properties vary based on the polymer’s composition of nitrile. This form of synthetic rubber is…

Mechanical Seals

Main elements of a mechanical seals All mechanical seals are constructed with the following basic sets of parts: A set of (very flat) machined and lapped primary sealing faces: The very close (near) contact between these two flat mating surfaces, which are perpendicular to the shaft, minimizes leakage. Dissimilar materials are usually used for the…

Specifying O-rings for increased life and reliability

Years of experience have been captured in a plethora of O-rings design standards and a wealth of materials is readily available to suit most application requirements. Mick Holland describes how to take advantage of these standards to mitigate risk when specifying O-rings into your fluid sealing system. Within the O-ring industry, size references are often…