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Cheat Sheet on Surface Finishes and PTFE Spring-Energized Seals


PTFE Spring-Energized Seal Design

When designing a component that includes a spring-energized PTFE seal, it’s 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.

PTFE spring energized seals

 

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