O-Ring Face Seal Tube Fittings
The Seal-Lok fitting meets or exceeds the strict requirements of SAE J1453 and ISO 8434-3.
It is an O-ring face seal type fitting that consists of a nut, a body, an O-ring and a sleeve. The tube is flanged to 90° (or the tube may be brazed instead to a braze-type sleeve). When the fitting is assembled, it compresses an O-ring in the precision machined groove of the fitting body to form a leak tight seal.
Seal-Lok fittings are suitable for a wide range of tube wall thicknesses and are readily adaptable to inch or metric tubing and hose. Seal-Lok’s leak-free design and rugged construction make it suitable for a wide range of applications where higher pressures, vibration and impulse are prevalent.
How Seal-Lok Fittings Work
The Seal-Lok fitting body face contains a high durometer trap seal to maximize retention in a precision machined groove also known as a Captive O-Ring Groove (CORG). As the nut is tightened onto the fitting body, the trap seal is compressed between the body and flat face of the tube flange or braze sleeve to form a tight, positive seal.
As the two faces come in contact, further tightening of the nut produces a sharp rise in assembly torque. A solid pull of the wrench at this point, to recommended assembly torque, completes the assembly. The sharp torque rise gives a “solid feel” at assembly, minimizing the possibility of over tightening.
Because the sealing surfaces are flat and perpendicular to the assembly pull, they remain virtually free of distortion during assembly, giving Seal-Lok fittings practically unlimited remakeability. The O-ring should be inspected at each disassembly and replaced when necessary. See the O-Rings and Seals section for information on replacement ORFS O-rings.
Because the tubing is a sealing surface, it must be smooth, free of any nicks, scratches, spiral tool marks, splits or weld beads. Seamless tube is recommended for Seal-Lok fittings for ease in flanging and bending. Certain types of harder tubes that are not fully annealed may not be suitable for flanging due to the potential for immediate or long-term cracking of the tube flange.
For more information
View the O-Ring Face Seal Tube Fittings catalogue online.