is a mechanical gasket
in the shape of doughnut-shaped ring. Designed to be seated in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, it is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section which creates a seal at the interface. The purpose of the O-Ring is to block a pathway that fluid or air may escape through, as it is a sealing device. They are one of the most common seals utilized in machine design today.
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Quite often our customers will ask our team here at Bryan Hose & Gasket about the different types of metal, and what to look for when selecting grades, shapes and sizes. A metal is one of the basic elements in nature. Over three-quarters of the more known elements are metal. Metal is an ideal conductor of electricity and heat. Physically, metal is generally hard, heavy and tenacious. Brass, specifically, is a binary alloy composed of Copper and Zinc that has been produced for millennia and is valued for its workability, hardness, corrosion resistance and attractive appearance.
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Whether its in large diameters or small, for liquid or gas, for high- or low-pressure systems under a wide range of temperatures, you can depend on copper piping and reduce costs for any mechanical system.
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There are numerous things going on in your hydraulic system. Pressure readings, temperature fluctuations and fluid level can all alter the way your system operates. This is why having the right hydraulic instrumentation on your system is essential. These important tools assist in maintaining a high-quality hydraulic operation, so lets take a look at how these tools can benefit you.
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The benefits of thermoplastic piping are significant and will turn manufacturing more and more in favor of its use. Features of thermoplastic can produce considerable cost savings while also increasing piping system reliability. This article will discuss a few of the many benefits of using thermoplastic piping systems.
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Engineers typically have specified various piping materials for compressed air systems. These include black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and even plastic. In more recent years, aluminum piping has become an option considered by many contractors, architects and engineering firms. Aluminum piping provides many benefits for compressed air systems in many different applications.
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Inflexible or rigid pipes or tubes are used in many hydraulic systems to transfer energy-generating liquid between different components to form a complete hydraulic circuit. Pipes and tubes can be rigid to bridge small amounts of space in a controlled manner. For example, in a hydraulic circuit contained within a small casing, there is no extra room for piping. Therefore, connections must be rigid and contained within the casing. Some hydraulic circuits have much more liberal spacing accommodations or even require connection flexibility to facilitate faster replacement or range of motion operations. For instance, many construction machines have external, flexible hydraulic hose connections so the tools are free to move.
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Within different industries, there are plenty of different types of hoses
, all used for various purposes. There isn’t really such thing as “the best hose”, only a hose that can do its job and do it right. We here at Bryan Hose have possibly every hose you could require to get your job done the most efficient way possible. However, with the variety of hose options available many may be wondering which one to select for their specific application. This article will discuss a few attributes to consider when selecting the proper hydraulic hose.
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There are various different ways to determine the functionality of a gasket, but compression testing is one of the most common ways to see how heavy a load a gasket can take. Here are just a few reasons to consider compression testing prior to application.
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Gaskets play a huge role in our everyday lives. They are the heart of everything from appliances, engines and more. Gaskets work to prevent the escape of air, water, gas and many other fluids in every commercial and industrial situation imaginable.
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