Any ideas on what material this is?

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Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble identifying the material used in the oil seal of a hydraulic gear pump.

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There is a picture of the microstructure of the oil seal with it's hardness.

Any ideas?

Cheers
 

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Seal material depends on what fluid the seal is keeping in or out. The hardness is usually given a Durometer number. The seal shown is generically called a Garlock seal, but there are many manufactures of this type of seal.

The way you can get material is to get the part number off the seal and contact a place that sells seals. They should be able to give material type.

Here is an example of a catalog:

http://www.timken.com/EN-US/products/documents/sealinterchangeguide7537.pdf
 

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