Technical Articles

The oil and gas industry uses a variety of valves to regulate the flow in mechanical applications. Upstream, downstream, and natural gas operations use equipment designed with valves that are essential to maintaining and controlling flow rates without allowing any leakage to protect people, equipment, and the environment.

Seals and sealing components designed for valves used in space applications are inherently unique. They operate in one of the most severe, mission-critical environments in the universe. Extreme variations in pressure and temperature characterize space exploration and science with cryogenic temperatures at the forefront.

Insulin pumps, oxygen compressors, and surgical drills are included among the hundreds of types of products manufactured by the medical device market. Each product is composed of highly-engineered seals and components that are critical to the device’s ability to perform as intended.