Parker’s Low Temperature FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Website. Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions with a Low Temperature FFKM 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 … Continue reading Parker’s Low Temperature FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Parker ULTRA® FFKM for Semiconductor Applications

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number of manufacturing steps … Continue reading Parker ULTRA® FFKM for Semiconductor Applications

FFKMs Protect Components in Enhanced Oil Recovery

FFKMs, also known as perfluoroelastomers, were first developed in the 1960s for applications involving high temperatures and/or aggressive chemicals.  Perfluoroelastomers exhibit many properties similar to PTFE (polytetrafluoroethlyene, or Teflon®), and are considered inert in almost all solvents.  However, PTFE is a plastic, and when compressed, it will not recover to its original shape.  On the … Continue reading FFKMs Protect Components in Enhanced Oil Recovery

New FFKM Extends Seal Life

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. Solving Long Time Industry Problem For several years, one of the biggest drawbacks of “chemically resistant” FFKMs, or perfluoroelastomers, has been their relatively poor compression set resistance. Typically, compounding these materials to be extremely resistant to … Continue reading New FFKM Extends Seal Life

A Guide to Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals

Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals Evaluate properties of rubber during installation and seal life. Elastomers (or rubbers) are a ubiquitous family of materials whose use stretches across nearly the entire range of mechanical seal designs.  From plant-sourced natural rubber, so named by John Priestly in 1770 for its utility in rubbing away pencil graphite, to … Continue reading A Guide to Elastomer Technology in Mechanical Seals

VA179: Industry Leading High Temperature FKM

The O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, recently announced the launch of VA179, a new extreme high temperature fluorocarbon (FKM) compound. VA179 is an innovative, 70 durometer rubber seal material providing increased high temperature limits while maintaining chemical resistance and low temperature sealing consistent with standard … Continue reading VA179: Industry Leading High Temperature FKM

Kalrez 7375® for High Temp Resistance

DuPont™ Kalrez® 7375 FFKM sealing products provide high temperature as well as broad chemical and water/steam resistance properties. Sealing performance, reliability and safety are ensured for applications in the most demanding industrial, chemical and general industrial fields of operation. These high performance perfluoroelastomer O-ring components are available from Gallagher Fluid Seals, the authorized distributor for a … Continue reading Kalrez 7375® for High Temp Resistance

Elastomer Seals for Instrumentation: Seal/Groove Design

Gallagher recently released our High Performance Elastomer Seals for the Instrumentation Industry White Paper.  This was written by Russ Schnell, an Elastomer Consultant contracted by Gallagher Fluid Seals, and a former Senior Application Engineer with the Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts business at DuPont.  This white paper is now available for download on our Resources page. Below is the third and … Continue reading Elastomer Seals for Instrumentation: Seal/Groove Design

Elastomer Seals for Instrumentation: Laboratory Equipment

Gallagher recently released our High Performance Elastomer Seals for the Instrumentation Industry White Paper.  This was written by Russ Schnell, an Elastomer Consultant contracted by Gallagher Fluid Seals, and a former Senior Application Engineer with the Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts business at DuPont.  This white paper is now available for download on our Resources page. Below is the second section … Continue reading Elastomer Seals for Instrumentation: Laboratory Equipment

Elastomer Seals for Instrumentation: In-Line Process

Gallagher recently released our High Performance Elastomer Seals for the Instrumentation Industry White Paper.  This was written by Russ Schnell, an Elastomer Consultant contracted by Gallagher Fluid Seals, and a former Senior Application Engineer with the Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts business at DuPont.  This white paper is now available for download on our Resources page. Below is the first section … Continue reading Elastomer Seals for Instrumentation: In-Line Process