Inserted Face; Heat Shrink or O-ring Retained

The sealing face is a separate ring of material, usually CAR, SIC or TC, that is not part of a solid, monolithic head but is inserted and securely held with a heat-shrink process, or is retained by an o-ring.

 Interference Fit (Heat Shrink) Face

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The sealing face is a very tight fit into the metal casing. It is heat shrunk in and fixed in place.

O-Ring Retained Seal Face

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The sealing face is held in position by elastomer o-rings.


We hope this has helped you identify which type of seal you have. If you would like to get a quote for a replacement seal please use the form below and tell us all the information you can.

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