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O-Ring Handbook (Parker Hannifin)

O-Ring Handbook (Parker Hannifin)

This O-ring handbook has some helpful sections for Engineers and product designers.

Take a look at the following sections:

  • Elastomer Chemistry
  • O-Ring Applications
  • Static and Dynamic Sealing
  • Back-up O-Rings
  • Fluid and Gas Compatibility Tables
  • Specifications (Mil, NAS, AMS, SAE and ASTM)
  • O-Ring Sizes
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ASTM Specifications

ASTM Specifications

One the most referenced elastomer standards is the 'Standard Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications' published by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), or, more commonly, the ASTM D-2000 specification.  Developed with the automotive industry in mind, this standard has become perhaps the most frequently referenced standard for rubber products in general, and for good reason -- it is one of the most simple and direct ways to define rubber/Elastomer Physical Properties as they pertain to general application requirements.

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Elastomer Performance Guide

Elastomer Performance Guide

Note: The information is based on technical data that is based on experience and testing. It is intended for use by persons having technical skill, at their own discretion and risk.

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Material Reference Guide Decision Tree

Material Reference Guide Decision Tree

Click on More for a quick reference in selecting the material based on temperature, environment and fluid it comes in contact with. Please note this is for reference only and we encourage you to call us for your application needs.

Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal offers several different grades and types of compounds for all your application needs. Click more to learn the differences of each polymer type, their compatibility and common use. 

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Material Temperature Guide - Fahrenheit

Material Temperature Guide - Fahrenheit

Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal offers several different grades and types of compounds for all your application needs. Click more for a reference temperature range for each polymer type in Fahrenheit. 

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Material Temperature Guide - Centigrade

Material Temperature Guide - Centigrade

Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal offers several different grades and types of compounds for all your application needs. Click more for a reference temperature range for each polymer type in Centigrade.

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Fluorocarbon Facts

Fluorocarbon Facts

Recent developments in fluorocarbon polymer technology have opened up a new world of possibilities for the seal designer. Today’s fluorocarbons offer increased resistance to chemicals and temperature, lower volume swell, and many other benefits that make them ideal for use in extreme sealing environments. 

So why is it still so difficult to choose the right fluorocarbon for your sealing application? This fact sheet is designed to provide you with all the information you need to make the right material choice.

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