Making a Difference with Seals in the Aerospace Industry

This article briefly describes the wide range of seals and products available from Saint-Gobain Seals, and shows how they are used in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Life Sciences and Industrial industries.

Saint-Gobain Seals: Aerospace

Saint-Gobain Seals: Aerospace

Precise Fit

APU

  • High linear speed: > 15 m/seconds
  • Seal at various temperature during flight cycle: -54 °C / +177 °C
  • Needs to be compatible with aerospace oil

Saint-Gobain Seals: Aerospace

Jet Engine

  • No thermal aging: constant performance
  • Seal at various temperature during flight cycle: -54 °C / +350 °C
  • Wear resistant to fretting

Jet Engine

Landing Gear

  • Seal at various temperature during flight cycle: -54 °C / +80 °C
  • Needs to scrape dust, ice and other polluting agents
  • Needs to be compatible with all hydraulic aerospace fluids

Landing Gear

Lifetime Confidence

APU

  • Needs to perform during 50,000 hours of flight

Jet Engine

  • Needs to perform during 20,000 hours

Landing Gear

  • Needs to perform during more than 20,000 flight cycles

Saint-Gobain Seals: Oil and Gas

Saint-Gobain Seals: Oil and Gas

Lifetime Confidence

FPSO Turret Swivels

  • Manufactured to precise tolerances up to 1.5 meter diameter
  • Pressures up 10,000 psi / 690 bar
  • Low wear seal capable of millions of cycles/year
  • 30 years lifetime

FPSO Turret Swivels

Subsea Production & Pipeline Valves

  • Qualified up to 1,200 mechanical cycles
  • Pressures up 20,000 psi / 1,380 bar
  • 30 years lifetime

Subsea Production & Pipeline Valves

Precise Fit

Subsea Hydraulic Couplers

  • Manufactured to precise tolerances
  • Pressures up 20,000 psi / 1,380 bar
  • Compatible with methanol, hydrocarbon-based fluids
  • 30 years lifetime

Subsea Hydraulic Couplers

Cryogenic Valves for LNG Carriers

  • Manufactured to precise tolerances
  • Cryogenic operating temperature -196 °C
  • No leakage allowed
  • 5 years lifetime

Cryogenic Valves for LNG Carriers

Saint-Gobain Seals: Automotive

Saint-Gobain Seals: Automotive

Precise Fit

Transmission (Seal Rings)

  • Pressures up to 8 MPa
  • Speeds up to 7,500 rpm
  • Optimized designs for controlled and constant leakage and friction

Transmission (Seal Rings)

Transmission (Thrust Washers)

  • Pressures up to 11 MPa
  • Speeds up to 11 m/s
  • Optimized designs to minimize space
  • 80% friction reduction when compared to traditional tribological grades

Lifetime Confidence

Emission Control (Components)

  • High chemical resistance
  • Low and constant leakage: < 10 ml/minute over lifetime
  • Constant low friction: < 0.5 N over lifetime

Brake System (Components)

  • Intelligent brake systems for the future
  • Key partner to international market leaders for critical parts
  • Increased safety over vehicle lifetime

Saint-Gobain Seals: Life Sciences

Saint-Gobain Seals: Life Sciences

Precise Fit

Liquid Chromatography – HPLC/UHPLC

  • Temperatures up to 176 °F / 80 °C
  • Pressures up 18,000 psi / 1,240 bar
  • Proprietary material validated by testing
  • Manufactured to precise tolerances
  • Low wear seal capable of millions of cycles/year
  • Compatible with a wide range of harsh solvents

Liquid Chromatography – HPLC/UHPLC

Surgical Tools

  • Temperatures up to 266 °F / 130 °C
  • Dry running up to 40,00 psi
  • Precision tolerances
  • Withstands steam autoclaving

Surgical Tools

Lifetime Confidence

Portable Oxygen Concentrator

  • Seals offer up to 15,000 hours of service life
  • Reciprocating up to 3,000 cycles per minute
  • Dry running part acts as seal and bearing

Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Blood Analyzer

  • Validated 1 million cycle life
  • Dry running/reciprocating
  • Extend maintenance cycle x 3

Blood Analyzer

Saint-Gobain Seals: Industrial

Saint-Gobain Seals: Industrial

Lifetime Confidence

Commercial HVAC Recovery Pump

  • Pressures up to 2.7 MPa
  • Speeds up to 5,000 rpm
  • Seals will last lifetime of pump
  • Compatible with a wide variety of refrigerants and oils

Commercial HVAC Recovery Pump

Chemical Diaphragm Pumps

  • Most important component of pump
  • High chemical resistance
  • Designed for long life

Chemical Diaphragm Pumps

Precise Fit

Screw Compressors

  • Speeds up to 6,000 rpm
  • Temperature from -55 °C / +165 °C
  • Pressures from vacuum to 2.7 MPa
  • Tight leakage control
  • Seals air and oil
  • Seal life in excess of 15,000 hours
  • Able to run dry
  • Reduces warranty claims

Screw Compressors

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