Sealing System Leakage Analysis

The sealing system is broken down in to several areas. Each of these areas can contribute to seal failure if they are not manufactured and/or finished properly. A shaft for example, can cause ID (Inside diameter) leak problems if not finished properly. Along those same lines, a bore that is not finished properly can cause the OD (Outside diameter) to leak.


Below is a breakdown of the main sealing system components and where potential problems could arise. Each section has several common problems, possible causes, and some suggestions to correct the problem.




February 23rd
Here is a great article on grease compatibility . . .
The Skinny on Grease Compatibility

July 30th
 Here is a link to a great article about how to avoid particulate contamination . . . Obviously it goes without saying that a sealing...
How to Avoid Particulate Contamination