Kits and Replacements
O-rings are found in many settings from automobiles to industry. However, in these intense industries the products can begin to wear down over time and need replacements. For this reason many suppliers provide o-ring kits. These small to large kits contain various sizes of o-rings for when current used o-rings begin to get faulty and must be replaced. Typically they are available in standard measurement and metric measurement sizes for easy transfer. While many sizes are available in the kits, typically they are only made of one material such as Viton or silicone.
The overall function of the o-ring is the same no matter the type, material or size. The ring is placed between to pieces of piping or products rather than the products themselves being joined by welding or a permanent method. This way, if the system needs to be taken apart, it can be very easily. Once the o-ring is placed the pressure on each side of the ring will force the ring into a tight seal which will prevent the gases or liquids being contained from escaping. To create these valuable products, molding systems are used, once formed additional steps such as die cutting or curing can take place to further alter the chemical make-up.
O-rings can come in a variety of materials, sizes, colors, thicknesses and other varieties. For example they can be traditional or flat, metal or rubber, clear or blue or even black. All of these models might be necessary in various situations. While clear silicone o-rings might be vital in the medical industry, a standard black flat o-ring would be a perfect solution in rotary sealing. Having a kit with handy replacements around can only make life easier, by ensuring a perfect seal at all times, instead of slow leaks as the product gets older.s