Installation and Maintenance of Floating Seals
Step One: Besure that the installation opening of the
housing is clean and clear of burrs, scratches, and dust.
The O-ring must be correctly fitted on the floating seal
Step Two: Install the fl oating seal with the properly fitted
O-ring in the housing (Diagram 2). At this time, confirm that the end of the housing (A in the diagrams) will be
parallel to the sliding surface of the floating seat (B).
If the seal comes out of alignment, even partially
(Diagram 3), abnormal wear and deformation of the
O-ring will result, shortening the service life of the seal.
Step Three: After insertion, make sure that the sliding
surfaces are absolutely free of foreign matter, then
lightly apply lubricant oil to the sliding surfaces. Upon
completion of the seal installation, reassemble the
housings and fill with lubricating oil.
When properly installed, the two mated metal surfaces
seal against each other for maximum sealing. A thin
film of lubrication between the surfaces minimizes
wear. The O-ring energizers provide pressure to
ensure positive sealing.