Flange Analysis

Are you experiencing product problems due to unsatisfactory gasket performance or failure?
Do you have high maintenance or service costs due to leaks and blowouts?
Do you think you could seal with less expensive materials, but aren’t sure they will perform?

Introducing: Joint Imaging and Flange Analysis

The combination of advanced imaging technology and experienced sales engineers provides Seal & Design Inc. with the ability to analyze your problem and provide the solution. Below are a few examples of how we have used our advanced capabilities to solve customers’ problems:

  • Selected a material for an OEM pneumatic tool manufacturer that alleviated a chronic service problem. Tools were being returned weekly for gasket replacement. Seal & Design Inc. Analyzed the flange and recommended a sealing solution that stopped the blowouts.
  • Pinpointed several instances where applications were utilizing inappropriate materials. After testing and evaluating the data from alternate materials, Seal & Design Inc. was able to identify and provide the gaskets best suited to the applications’ requirements and stop the leaks.
  • designed custom engineered gaskets to overcome structural limitations of cast and machined flanges. Altering the gasket can require far less cost and save expensive down time.

How It Works

A thin, pressure sensitive tactile film is placed in your application along with the current gasket and torqued to the current specifications. This film is then removed and analyzed to provide a thorough report of the distribution of pressure levels throughout your application. Available analysis includes statistical reporting of pressure distribution, load variance, pressure histograms, and more. Seal & Design’s sales engineers will evaluate the results and suggest options, such as beaded gaskets, to correct your leaking problems.

Material Splitting

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At Seal & Design, we have the unique capability to split master rolls of material into custom thickness at high tolerances. This makes us extremely competitive in weather stripping, insulation, and other sponge/foam applications. Material splitting is an excellent complement to our lamination and gasket fabrication capabilities.

Gasket Material

Selecting the right gasket material is an essential step in the planning of your application. You will need to anticipate the way the material will stand up to a given process, and be able to count on the manufacturing of such material to be efficient and affordable.

Whether your material metal, fiberglass, or rubber, you can count on Seal & Design’s material splitting services to split your rolls with accuracy. We have numerous gasket fabrication capabilities that will suit any of your complex application needs.

Waterjet Cutting

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Waterjet cutting machines are a popular tool used to cut a wide variety of materials.

These machines use a very high-pressure jet of water, or a mixture of water and some abrasive substances, in order to cut through materials like granite, metal, rubber, and wood. Waterjet cutting machines suit numerous applications and can assist in the high production of materials that are too delicate for other cutting processes.

There are many more advantages of waterjet cut gaskets and parts:

  • Quick prototypes
  • Avoid tool costs, which can be significant for large parts
  • Intricate parts with thin walls can be easily accommodated
  • Multiple parts of the same material can be run at the same time, resulting in maximum material utilization, labor efficiencies, and reduced costs
  • Can cut materials up to 6″ thick
  • High-pressure water produces extremely perpendicular cut edges with virtually no concavity

Prototyping Tools

At Seal & Design, we offer our waterjet cutting machine capabilities as a prototyping tool, allowing you to create samples and production parts before fully investing in a product. Using industry standard *.dxf files, we can import customer supplied drawings directly into our nesting software and be ready for production within minutes.

TPS Trade Show – Houston, TX

tps-expo-logoSeal & Design will be exhibiting at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston Texas from December 12-14, 2017. (Rescheduled from September 12-14 due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey).

Visit booth #3110 to speak with us. We look forward to seeing you there.

TPS Exhibition Website

The Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS) Exhibit Hall is the perfect forum for exchanging ideas and forging new relationships. Last year was a record-breaking year for the Exhibit Hall, with 360 exhibiting companies. Spanning 216,600 gross square feet, the TPS 2016 Exhibit Hall featured full-size equipment, new technology and emerging industry trends from leading turbomachinery and pump companies.

Assembly and Kitting Operations

Seal & Design offers proven capabilities in the areas of assembly and kitting.

When it comes to custom kit packaging, we’ve got you covered. We offer flexible packaging solutions for a wide variety of parts and products.

Assembling and Kitting Services

The Seal & Design team is experienced in providing reliable kitting and assembling services to the seal and gasket industry. We have the machinery, skill, and expertise to accommodate high volume packaging needs and handle delicate parts. Whether you need two gaskets or 10 different parts packaged together in a precise manner, we can assemble and kit your products to your exact specifications. We can perform our assembling and kitting services on parts that you send to us or we can manufacture/procure the parts for you.

Chemraz® O-Ring Material

Seal & Design Inc. is an exclusive licensed Chemraz® reseller and is the largest distributor of Chemraz® products in North America.

Because Chemraz® components withstand a broad spectrum of chemicals and temperatures, they perform well in an array of applications, including: chemical and refining, biotechnology, oil and gas production, power generation, paints, lacquers, and adhesives, and FDA compliant applications.

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General Chemraz® Characteristics

  • Designed for superior chemical resistance.
  • Can be molded into a variety of o-ring shapes and thicknesses.
  • Works well in a wide variety of applications.
  • Costs less that Kalrez® while offering comparable sealing capabilities.

Learn more about Seal & Design and Chemraz® Materials here.

Chemraz® Materials at a Glance

Chemraz® 526 – Explosive Decompression Resistant

Explosive decompression resistant Chemraz® with the same chemical resistance as Chemraz® 505

chemraz-526

Compound 526
Shore A Hardness 95
Temperature Range -4°F to 482°F (-20°C to 250°C)
Color Black

 

Chemraz® 584 and 585 – Specific Media

Ideal for use in strongly oxidizing media and hot aqueous solutions.

chemraz-584

Compound 584 585
Shore A Hardness 70 80
Temperature Range -22°F to 428°F (-30°C to 220°C)
Color Cream

 

Chemraz® 514 and 517 – White Compounds

White compounds used wherever carbon black contamination must be avoided.

chemraz-514

Compound 514 517
Shore A Hardness 70 80
Temperature Range -22°F to 428°F (-30°C to 220°C)
Color White

 

Chemraz® 615 – For Higher Temperatures

Ideal for continuous high temperatures up to 615°F (324°C) because of its low compression set and outstanding mechanical properties.

chemraz-615

Compound 615
Shore A Hardness 80
Temperature Range 0°F to 615°F (-18°C to 324°C)
Color Black

 

Chemraz® 505, 504, and 510 – Standard Compounds

Chemraz® 505, offers broad chemical resistance for a wide range of applications.
Chemraz® 504 and 510 are softer and harder versions of Chemraz® 505, Chemraz® 504 is ideal for applications experiencing low forces, while 510 is perfect for high-pressure applications.

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Compound 505 504 510
Shore A Hardness 75 65 90
Temperature Range -22°F to 446°F (-30°C to 230°C)
Color Black

 

Chemraz® 555, 605, and 600 – Broad Chemical Resistance

Chemraz® 555, offers broad chemical resistance in an extremely wide temperature range, outstanding physical properties and superior compression set resistance.
Chemraz® 605 and 600 provide the same chemical resistance as Chemraz® 555 but with a highter temperature range.

chemraz-555

Compound 555 605 600
Shore A Hardness 80 80 90
Temperature Range 10°F to 600°F (-12°C to 316°C) -4°F to 500°F (-20°C to 260°C)
Color Black