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Category:Rules of Thumb

Rules of Thumb: #1-6

Welcome to the first post in our Rules of Thumb series. Reading these rules will supply you with a greater knowledge and understanding of sealing principles. Here are our first few tips to consider when it comes to installing and maintaining the life of your O-ring:

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Category:Top Story

Top Story: Real Winners

Our “Seal Searching” full-page advertisement ranked as one of the highest scoring ads in an AIM Readership Survey that measures advertising interest among design engineers.

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Category:Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: Silicone Rubber

From the cleanroom to the operating room, the dashboard to the circuit board, silicone rubber can be used in many applications where organic rubber can’t perform. Apple Rubber Products gives you all the advantages of silicone…and then some.

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Category:Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: What is causing splits and cracks in the…

When you work with high-pressure gas application, it’s common to experience explosive decompression. A way to be sure this happened is if you notice random short splits or ruptures that go deep into the O-ring cross section. You might also notice that when you first remove the O-ring, it could be covered with small blisters. Explosive decompression will typically occur when an O-ring operating under high pressure absorbs gas. After this, you may notice three things:

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