INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers released its newly revised OS-20 Radial Lip Type Shaft Seals Terminology.
The OS-20 is meant to present terminology common in the marketplace for radial lip type shaft seals and their application, according to an ARPM news release.
It was updated through the collective consensus of the members of the ARPM Dynamic Seal Committee and is intended for referee use only, ARPM said. The publication, which covers 19 seal type descriptions, seal manufacturing terms, rubber and rubber mixing definitions and typical application defect/attribute terms, was reviewed and approved by the member representatives of the ARPM's Sealing Products Dynamic Technical Committee.
Several new terms have been added and definitions updated to keep pace with advancing technology, said Greg Vassmer, ARPM Dynamic Sealing Committee chair.
ARPM would like to acknowledge member companies for contributions in the development of the OS-20, including: 3M Advanced Materials Dvision, AGC Chemicals Americas, Amsted Seals and Forming, Consolidated Metco Inc., Fiat Chrysler, Fluid Sealing Science L.L.C., Ford Motor Co., Ford Transmission Driveline Eng, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Grace Technology and Development, SKF Sealing Solutions, Chemours Co. L.L.C., Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas, Zeon Chemicals L.P. and Waker Chemical.
All ARPM technical standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. The revised OS-20 is available for free for ARPM members, and for $225 for non-members at https://arpminc.com/publications/category/sealing-products.