The Seal-Lok fitting body face contains a high durometer trap seal to maximize retention in a precision machined groove also known as a Captive O-Ring Groove (CORG). As the nut is tightened onto the fitting body, the trap seal is compressed between the body and flat face of the tube flange or braze sleeve to form a tight, positive seal.
As the two faces come in contact, further tightening of the nut produces a sharp rise in assembly torque. A solid pull of the wrench at this point, to recommended assembly torque, completes the assembly. The sharp torque rise gives a “solid feel” at assembly, minimizing the possibility of over tightening.
Because the sealing surfaces are flat and perpendicular to the assembly pull, they remain virtually free of distortion during assembly, giving Seal-Lok fittings practically unlimited remakeability. The O-ring should be inspected at each disassembly and replaced when necessary
Because the tubing is a sealing surface, it must be smooth, free of any nicks, scratches, spiral tool marks, splits or weld beads. Seamless tube is recommended for Seal-Lok fittings for ease in flanging and bending. Certain types of harder tubes that are not fully annealed may not be suitable for flanging due to the potential for immediate or long-term cracking of the tube flange.