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White Paper Helps Space Engineers & Manufacturers Understand Critical Factors in Sealing Solutions
Saint-Gobain Seals released a special technical white paper for engineers and manufacturers in the space industry to further detail stressing factors that affect sealing performance, aside from leakage rate.
By: Saint-Gobain Seals
By reviewing other factors, a well-balanced sealing solution can be secured and the performance life of the seal can be increased, which can make THE difference in hardware weight and eventual cost-savings.
Since leakage rate remains one of the more challenging and dangerous elements in launch vehicle missions, the white paper starts with this critical factor. Various cryogenic tanks house rocket fuel components, which can include liquid forms of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and methane as well as gaseous helium and others. Since fuel tanks are very large, they require seals that are equally large in size - typically between one and two meters or even larger. Sealing then becomes extremely important to prevent rocket fuel components from being ignited, withstanding the forces caused not only by take-off but now during landing.
The white paper continues with other critical factors that need to be considered along with leakage rate, sharing testing results for Saint-Gobain Seals' OmniSeal® RACO® spring-energized seals (https://www.seals.saint-
Along with this new white paper, Saint-Gobain Seals has been providing in-depth analysis and guidance on their blog, The Critical PARTner (https://info.seals.saint-
To learn more about Saint-Gobain Seals' OmniSeal® product line, other product lines or its strategic business unit, visit www.seals.saint-
About Saint-Gobain Seals (www.seals.saint-
Saint-Gobain Seals is a strategic business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' Engineered Components SOA (sector of activity); our parent company, Saint-Gobain, is one of the world's top 100 industrial groups as well as one of the oldest manufacturing companies in the world with 350 years of excellence. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Minhang, Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of critical parts for extreme applications.