The term sealing system covers all the main components involved in a seal. This includes these elements:
- Sealing surfaces or flanges
- Connecting elements
A sealing system is planned in such a way that the cost and reliability requirements are met. Depending on the application, there are different priorities that influence the design of the sealing system.
A basic distinction is made between static and dynamic sealing systems. While the components to be sealed in static sealing systems do not perform any regular relative movement, dynamic systems primarily seal pistons and rods in hydraulics and pneumatics.
#1 Definition of sealing system
A sealing system is all the relevant components of a seal that help to prevent the transfer of substances between two spaces.
#2 Significance of the sealing system
The design of reliable sealing systems is of great importance in technology. Functioning seals prevent hazardous substances from entering the environment or contaminating products.
A functioning sealing system is the result of the selection of the sealing element, the manufacture of the sealing surfaces and installation spaces and careful assembly.