In the realm of industrial sealing, the smallest details can have the most significant impact. A prime example is the often-overlooked aspect of air gaps in encapsulated O-Rings. At ROW, INC., we've delved deep into this issue to offer a solution that stands out in the market.

The Underlying Issue: Air Gaps in Encapsulated O-Rings

Many encapsulated O-Rings in the industry exhibit an air gap between the elastomer core and the jacket, typically around .005" to .010". This might seem minor, but its effects are far from negligible.

The Problem with Air Gaps

An air gap within an O-Ring can lead to increased compression set. This means the O-Ring loses its ability to return to its original shape after being compressed. According to a study by the O-Ring Store, a higher compression set often correlates with a higher rate of leakage and seal failure. This is particularly critical in applications where even the slightest leak can lead to significant operational disruptions or safety hazards.

The TFE-O-SIL® Advantage

At ROW, INC., our TFE-O-SIL® encapsulated O-Rings are engineered to eliminate this air gap. The result is a product that maintains its resilience and sealing integrity under various conditions. In a technical comparison conducted by Parker Hannifin, a global leader in motion and control technologies, encapsulated O-Rings without air gaps demonstrated superior performance in maintaining seal integrity, especially in dynamic applications.

Why This Matters

The absence of an air gap in our TFE-O-SIL® O-Rings translates to a lower likelihood of premature leakage. This is crucial in sectors like aerospace, automotive, and pharmaceuticals, where seal integrity is paramount. According to the Fluid Sealing Association, consistent seal performance is vital for operational efficiency and safety.

See the Difference for Yourself

We encourage our clients to conduct their own tests and comparisons. A simple compression test can reveal the resilience of TFE-O-SIL® O-Rings compared to others. The difference in performance is not just a claim; it's a measurable reality.

Choose ROW for Reliability

When it comes to encapsulated O-Rings, the choice is clear. ROW's TFE-O-SIL® O-Rings offer a level of reliability and performance that others simply can't match, thanks to our meticulous manufacturing process that eliminates air gaps.

Learn More and Connect with Us

For more detailed information on our TFE-O-SIL® O-Rings and their advantages, visit our Why ROW page. If you have any questions or wish to place an order, please contact us. Choose ROW, INC. for sealing solutions that you can trust.

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