In terms of building blocks, you could say that the o ring is a kind of a “living fossil.” Despite their extreme simplicity and the extremely fundamental function they play, they were first introduced to the market at the beginning of the 20th century, and they are being used incredibly frequently today.
Although some of the materials used to make o rings have evolved over time to become more high-tech, o rings have essentially remained a stunningly simple and dependable solution to a problem since decades ago.
There are various types of o rings such as neoprene o rings, nitrile o ring, teflon o rings, custom o rings, and polyurethane o rings.
Pumps, cylinders, connectors, and valves all frequently contain O-rings, which are used to seal gaps between different parts and stop the leakage of fluids and gases. They are a particularly adaptable solution to a very common engineering problem since they can be employed with static, dynamic, hydraulic, and pneumatic components.
In general, nitrile o rings are viewed as a general-purpose o-ring type with reasonably resistant sealing properties against water, gasoline, petroleum oils, crude oil, propane, and some hydraulic fluids. They are a common type of rubber seal gasket used in a wide range of applications and environments.
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