Rapid Seal Identification

March 30, 2016 – by Eastern Seals

Rapid seal identification for O-rings, gaskets and other seals

In almost every industrial and chemical plant worldwide, using the correct materials to seal valves, pipes and vessels is critical from both a productivity and safety perspective. Incorrect sealing materials can lead to leaks, equipment downtime and damage or loss of product, or potentially lead to catastrophic failures.

Chemical equipment manufacturers will specify the optimum sealing material for their equipment, but each type of material may have a multitude of different compositions, properties and usages. The material chosen depends on the type of equipment, the specific applications or chemicals that are being processed, and the conditions to which the chemicals are being subjected. The result is that there are literally thousands of different O-ring seals and gaskets available for the chemical, petrochemical and petroleum industries.

Eastern Seals can offer our customers a Seal identification Service, which means you don’t need to worry about trying to work out which seal you need to buy – we take the difficulty away for you. Simply send us your old seals, and let us know your current working environment / conditions. We can then identify the correct seals and get you back up and running with the minimum down time possible.

For more information on our seal identification serice, call +44 (0)1670 840529.

With over 30 years’ experience in the sealing industry, Eastern Seals provide sealing solutions that last longer, require less maintenance and deliver the lowest cost of ownership. Eastern Seals also provides full traceability – a highly desirable factor for any critical application.

Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd are a leading global supplier of sealing products to the Energy, Oil and Gas markets. We also supply a wide range of NORSOK approved materials suitable for a variety of critical services and applications, enabling our customers to select the right material compounds to suit their specific needs. Our products have been qualified against the strict NORSOK M-710 rapid gas decompression (RGD) and the effects of sour gas (H2S) aging on polymer materials.

Eastern Seals provide a range of formulations within the HNBR, Viton B, Viton GLT and FFKM materials that have passed the NORSOK M-710 requirements. Find out more about our NORSOK approved compounds here.

To find out which sealing materials are most suitable for your operating environment, you can also take a look at our Materials section on our website.

If you have a specific application and would like to discuss your requirements, call +44 (0) 1670 840529 or email

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