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Temperature range of Viton®

Viton® (FKM/FPM) temperature range Fluoroelastomers are known for their excellent resistance to chemicals and temperatures. They have low compression set, resistance to ozone, very low gas permeability, are self-extinguishing and have remarkable ageing features. Viton® has developed a significant eminence in the sealing industry due to its performance features. Fluoroelastomers are highly fluorinated carbon-based rubbers that are used in installations […]

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Circlips what are circlips

What are Circlips, types of Circlips and what are they used for? What are Circlips? Circlips, Retaining Rings and Snap Rings are fasteners that grasp elements or installations onto a shaft or in a dwelling/bore when assembled in a groove. Once it’s fixed, the exposed piece functions as a shoulder which holds the particular element or installation. Circlips solve problems such […]

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What is Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD)

What is Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD)? What are the causes? How it affects elastomers? What is Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD)? or What is Explosive Decompression (ED)? Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) is an occurrence that frequently appears whilst high-stress gas particles drift into the elastomer in the concentrated/compressed form. When the stress ambient to the elastomer is quickly relieved, the compressed gas […]

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Why should you use Food-Grade Silicone?

Silicone compliant with Food Regulations, what are the features? There are plenty of options when it comes to sealing materials. However, in the food processing industry, it is very important that each element that interacts with the seal is left untouched. Furthermore, despite the fact that silicone is ‘practically’ non-toxic, only a particularly developed food grade silicone is suitable for […]

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NORSOK M-710

NORSOK M-710 – Qualification of non-metallic sealing materials and manufactures NORSOK M-710 (Norsk Sokkels Konkuranseposisjon) are standards developed by the Norwegian Technology Centre. What is NORSOK M-710? NORSOK M-710 is a globally accepted standard implemented by the Norwegian Petroleum Industry. It defines the qualification demands of polymer (non-metallic) sealing materials and manufactures. It has started with mostly European and Norwegian […]

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Exhibitions & Trade Shows

Fluid Sealing Products & Services Trade Shows M Barnwell Services will be attending the following fluid sealing trade shows. Click on each one for more information. September 2018 Name: DVD2018 Date: 19th – 20th September 2018 Industry:  MOD Location: Bedfordshire Website: http://www.theevent.co.uk/ October 2018 Name: Torque Expo Date: 3rd – 4th October 2018 Industry:  Fastener & Tooling Location: Coventry Website: http://www.coventry.torque-expo.com/ Name: Euro Bus Expo Date: 30 October – 1 […]

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Selecting Pipe Flange Gaskets

Selecting Pipe Flange Gaskets – tips and common standards M Barnwell Services supplies and distributes pipe flange gaskets in a broad range of sizes and materials. Custom made bespoke gaskets can also be produced. Pipe Flange Gasket Types The most commonly used gaskets in pipes are standard flange gaskets in either fibre, spiral wound or rubber. Furthermore, for very large […]

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Purity of Pharmaceutical Seals

The purity of Pharmaceutical Seals: High-Performance Sealing Solutions The Pharmaceutical field comprises of manufacture, extraction, processing, purification, and packaging of medical substances that are intended for use as medication for humans and animals, therefore purity of pharmaceutical seals is critically important. Pharmaceutical production is segregated into two principal phases. The first phase, manufacture or primary processing is the manufacture of […]

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Upstream Gas & Oil Sealing Considerations

Upstream Gas & Oil Sealing Considerations (extraction and production) Upstream Gas & Oil The upstream section of the Gas & Oil industrial method is preoccupied with extraction and production of natural gas and raw oil. Installations in the upstream section are frequently placed in hard to reach spaces, from the Arctic to deep sea drilling platforms. Processing expenses are also […]

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Food Safe Silicone

Is Silicone Food Safe? When producing high-performance O Rings and bespoke sealing solutions for the food process industries, protection has to be the priority. M Barnwell Services provide products manufactured from a broad selection of rubber materials and include Silicone. However, how prudent is silicone sealing, and how is consumers’ health protected? At M Barnwell Services our sealing proficiency incorporates not […]

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