Finding the right low-temperature o-ring solution can be critical to both the success and safety of a design — and FEP encapsulated o-rings are an excellent solution.
Low Temperature and Cryogenic Applications
Cryogenic refers to temperatures below freezing and extending to absolute zero (-460°F / -273°C), while low-temperature environments are typically defined as below -25°F. Common chemicals that are stored or transported at cryogenic temperature include
- Liquid Oxygen (LOX), -297°F
- Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), −265°F
- Liquid Hydrogen (LH2), -423°F
- Liquid Nitrogen (LN2), –130°F
- Liquid Helium, -452°F
The industries that involve low temperatures include aerospace, energy, electronics, chemical processing, food, pharmaceutical, and medicine. Quantum computing, rockets, and MRI machines are just a few specific examples where cryogenic o-rings are needed.