Learning objectives

  • Describe the function of an O-ring
  • Explain the sealing of an O-ring
  • Describe the two main types of O-ring sealing applications
  • List some considerations when using an O-ring in a vacuum sealing application
  • Identify various materials used in the production of O-rings
  • Discuss common failure modes and troubleshooting these failures
  • Describe proper techniques for installing and caring for O-rings

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and purpose of O-rings. You will also be able to discuss how to use them successfully.

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