Selection of seal design and material
Selecting an appropriate seal design and material depends on the operating conditions of the application such as:
- type of lubricant
- vertical or horizontal orientation
- runout and shaft-to-bore misalignment
Because the influence of one operating condition typically dominates the seal selection process, there are no universal rules for determining the appropriate seal type or design for a given application. This section describes how operating conditions affect seal performance and service life and provides guidance on selecting the most appropriate seal for a given application.