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Posted on May 13, 2019

Common Applications of O-Ring Face Seals

O-ring face seal SAE J1453 fittings are popular in hydraulic lines onboard off road vehicles such as tractors, combines and other heavy equipment used in construction. Due to the frequent vibration and actuation of components in off-road vehicles, it is extremely important to reduce or eliminate the number of potential leak points and incidences of leakage. The SAE J1453 standard for ORFS fittings covers dimensions, threads, fitting and O-ring materials, and performance requirements of for use in hydraulic applications, as well as the interface of the O-ring face and nut portion of hose stem assembly.

Posted on February 26, 2018

What You Need to Know About O-Ring Storage

Your Connection is Only as Good as its O-ring

Case in point: A O-ring hydraulic fitting with a Buna-N O-ring has been stored in the back of the bin for an unknown period of time.  Let’s say it’s been there for years.  As is often the case, it’s no longer sealed in the original plastic bag.   Now what if that storage bin is in an outdoor tool shed, or a facility that does not have air-conditioning….in Tallahassee, Florida, where the average daily humidity is 80% in July. 

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