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Unleashing the Power of Spring Energized Seals: Resilient Sealing in Extreme Environments

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


Spring Energized Seal SES PTFE

Spring Energized Seals are high-performance sealing solutions that are designed to provide a reliable and long-lasting seal in even the most demanding applications. These seals are widely used in various industries, including aerospace, oil and gas, and medical, among others. In this blog, we will explore the benefits and applications of Spring Energized Seals.


What are Spring Energized Seals?


The harshest environments require specialized solutions. Oftentimes, a Canyon Components Spring Energized Seal (SES) will be needed. SES are typically formatted in a multi-piece assembly consisting of a polymeric sealing component that is wrapped around a spring energizer. Together, these components form an incredibly resilient sealing mechanism with a

wide range of applicational parameters.


Some SES are capable of temperatures ranging from over 300°C to cryogenic temperatures under -450°C. Other SES are designed for pressures of over 60,000 psi and high speed dynamic applications.


Spring Energized Seal Cross Section how it works


Benefits of Spring Energized Seals


Spring Energized Seals offer several benefits over traditional sealing solutions, including:


  1. Enhanced Performance: Spring Energized Seals offer superior sealing performance, even in the most challenging environments. They are designed to provide a tight and reliable seal, even under extreme temperatures, pressures, and speeds.

  2. Dynamic Use: Unlike most O-rings, Spring Energized Seals function extremely efficiently in high speed, dynamic seals (rotary, piston, and shaft seal) with the right material blend.

  3. Extreme Pressures: Unlike elastomeric O-rings, Spring Energized Seals will mechanically expand and provide an even tighter sealing force. Additionally, the polymeric jacket is often extrusion resistant and anti-explosive decompression.

  4. Customizable: Spring Energized Seals can be customized to meet specific application requirements, including size, shape, and material composition. This makes them a versatile sealing solution that can be used in various applications across different industries.

  5. Chemical Resistance: Frequently made from highly chemically resistant polymers like PTFE (Teflon), Spring Energized Seals are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them ideal for use in chemical processing, oil and gas, and other industries where exposure to harsh chemicals is common.

  6. Long-Lasting: Spring Energized Seals are designed to provide a long-lasting seal, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing downtime.


Applications of Spring Energized Seals


Spring Energized Seals are used in various applications across different industries, including:


  1. Aerospace Industry: Spring Energized Seals are used in the aerospace industry for sealing various components, including fuel lines, hydraulic systems, and landing gear.

  2. Oil and Gas Industry: Spring Energized Seals are used in the oil and gas industry for sealing various components, including pumps, valves, and pipelines.

  3. Medical Industry: Spring Energized Seals are used in the medical industry for sealing various medical devices, including surgical instruments, implantable devices, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.

  4. Food and Beverage Industry: Spring Energized Seals are used in the food and beverage industry for sealing various components, including processing equipment, that require high levels of cleanliness and hygiene.


Spring Energized Seal PTFE

Conclusion


Spring Energized Seals offer numerous benefits over traditional sealing solutions, including enhanced performance, customizable design, chemical resistance, and long-lasting durability. They are widely used in various industries, including aerospace, oil and gas, medical, and food and beverage, for sealing various components that require high-performance sealing solutions. If you require a sealing solution that offers superior performance and durability, Spring Energized Seals may be the right choice for your application. If you would like to learn more, check our Spring Energized Seals page!


Where can I get Spring Energized Seals?


With the request a quote page, you can get directly in contact with our team of specialists who will help get you the parts you need.





Sources:


[1] Hajzer, I. (2023, January 26). Understanding spring energized seals and when to use them - reliability matters. Reliability Matters. https://blog.chesterton.com/sealing/understanding-spring-energized-seals/


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