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If you need a custom solution, our low tooling prices and short lead times make it easy to tailor a solution for you. Partner with us for successful problem-solving on your next application.

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The material that is selected for a specific application depends on several factors. The fluid it will come in contact with, the temperature it will deal with, the pressure the part is exposed to, the length of time the part must last, and how much the customer is wiling to pay are all contributing factors. Your best solution to finding the right compound for your application is to contact us. The trained staff of R.E. Purvis & Associates, Inc. will be able to isolate the compound that will best suit your application's needs.

The phrase "standard material" is an interesting one. To some it may mean a specific compound, while to others it may be something much broader than that. As a basic rule, calling out a durometer and material is sufficient to allow us to find you a part from any number of sources that is able to meet your needs.

Nitrile - 70 Duro

Fluorocarbon (Viton) - 75 Duro

Ethylene Propylene - 70 Duro

Silicone - 70 Duro

Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR/HSN) - 70 Duro

Polyurethane - 90 Duro

Neoprene - 70 Duro

Fluorosilicone - 70 Duro

A cross section is what you'd get if you took a finished part, cut it in half, and looked at the ends. The cross section can tell you a lot about how the seal functions. For example, the cross section of a u-cup can give you a better understanding of how the lips function while the system is pressurized. Cross sections are often used to gather information on why a seal may have failed and to assess the locations where wear may be occurring.

A static application is used to describe situations where the seal is located between two fixed components where no movement will be occurring. An example of a static application would be a face seal or gasket.

A dynamic application is used to describe situations where the seal is located between two components that are moving relative to each other. An example of a dynamic application would be a piston seal or rotary shaft seal.

Yes, R.E. Purvis & Associates, Inc. has been ISO certified for 20+ years. Please visit the About Us page for a copy of our ISO certificate.

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