Choosing the right gasket for your particular application can be a daunting task. Thankfully, there is an easy way to find out which type of gasket will work best.
If your hydraulic equipment is emitting noise, it is likely due either to the contamination of air, or absolute pressure falling below the hydraulic fluid’s vapour pressure. Understanding these two types of issues along with their root causes can make fixing them far easier.
O-rings and rubber O-rings are employed where the pressure differential between the components of the system are static and / or the pressure differential between components is considerably less than that produced in hydraulic systems. The size of a rubber O-ring is delimited by the internal diameter (where the endpoints are the internal surface of the ring) and the cross-sectional area (where the endpoints are the external surface of the ring). In the UK, all O-rings and rubber O-rings are classified according to British standard sizes which extend from BS001 to BS932.
In a hydraulic system, the quality of the hydraulic fluid is as crucial as the quality of hydraulic seals, as it can be responsible for lengthening or shortening the life of hydraulic equipment. Not only that, but it can also be responsible for the amount of downtime and overall condition of a system. There are a few things to understand where the preservation of hydraulic fluid quality is the goal.