Shelf Life of an O Ring

Shelf Life – What & Why Shelf Life – noun – the length of time for which an item remains usable, fit for consumption, or saleable The rubber industry generally uses old US military specs and current SAE Aerospace recommendations to calculate elastomer and O-Ring shelf life. We use quarter year units presented as 1Q20 meaning first quarter […]

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Need an O-Ring? Know the Size?

O-Ring Basics – Measuring them. The O-Ring, a round mechanical seal that keeps gas or liquid from passing through an opening. An engineering marvel if you will. However they are not perfect and, over time they may wear out and require replacement, consequently getting the correct size is vital. We’ve put together some simple to […]

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