General Comments and Useful Tables

PRESSURE CONVERSION FORMULAE:

1 BAR = 14.500 PSI 1 KPa = 0.0100 BAR
1 BAR = 100.00 KPa 1 KPa = 0.1450 PSI
1 BAR = 1.0193 KG/CM2 1 KPa = 0.0102 KG/CM2
1 PSI = 0.0690 BAR 1 KG/CM2 = 0.9810 BAR
1 PSI = 6.8966 KPa 1 KG/CM2 = 14.225 PSI
1 PSI = 0.0703 KG/CM2 1 KG/CM2 = 0.0098

FRICTION INFORMATION

The use of PTFE seals can lower friction; wear; improve motion etc, but the measurement of friction is related to several factors such as hardware finish/ hardware material/ temperature/ lubrication etc.

As a guide only, and using the average value of spring load for designated seal design, the following formula may be used:

Friction Torque (N/mm) = 3.142µ.F.D2/2 Where F=Spring Load
D=Diameter of Dynamic Surface
Linear Friction (N) = 3.142µ.F.D µ = Coefficient of friction for jacket material

AVERAGE SPRING LOADS:

Seal Type

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