MECHANICAL STRESSES, PRESSURE AND HEAVY OIL
The marine industry is a demanding environment as it puts a strain on seals that must withstand mechanical stress, contact with diesel oil, lubricants and other critical fluids. In addition, the use of large seals and extended maintenance intervals make the environment even more critical.
Marine technology requires not only seals capable of withstanding critical agents, but also specific design to obviate the need to use large seals.
The seals are characterized by having excellent physical properties in the static and dynamic field, thermal deformability, shock absorption, thermal insulation, minimum water absorption, and low permeability to water vapor.