Seal (mechanical)


Seal (mechanical)
Compression seal example

A mechanical seal is a device which helps join systems or mechanisms together by preventing leakage (e.g., in a plumbing system), containing pressure, or excluding contamination. The effectiveness of a seal is dependent on adhesion in the case of sealants and compression in the case of gaskets.[1]

A seal may also be referred to as "packing."

Seal types;

References

  1. ^ Clause 5.1 BS 6093:2006



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