PTFE Spring-Energized Seal Design
When designing a component that includes a spring-energized PTFE seal, its not enough just to specify all the seal parameters; another key part of the design is the surface finish of the mating surface. In this article, we are going to review what surface finish is, discuss the effects of surface finish on seal life, and then go over recommended surface finishes for spring-energized PTFE seals.
For more articles on PTFE Spring-Energized Seals from the Advanced EMC Technologies Blog:
- Five Energizers for PTFE Spring-Energized Seals
- Six Kinds of Polymer Jacket Materials for Spring-Energized Seals
- PTFE Energized Seals with PEEK Back-up Ring: Match Made in Heaven for High Pressure Applications