INSPECT METAL FACE SEALS
1. Inspect for the following conditions to determine if seal
rings (A) can be reused:
The narrow, highly polished sealing area (E) must be
in the outer half of seal ring face (D).
Sealing area must be uniform and concentric with
the ID and OD of seal ring (A).
Sealing area must not be chipped, nicked, or
B--Worn Area (Shaded Area)
C--Seal Ring Face
D--Outer Half of Seal Ring Face
E--Sealing Area (Dark Line)
2. Illustration shows examples of worn seal rings (A).
I--Sealing area (D) is in inner half of seal ring face (C).
II--Sealing area (D) not concentric with ID and OD of
B--Wear Area (Shaded Region)
C--Inner Half of Seal Ring Face
D--Sealing Area (Dark Line)
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