Seal (mechanical)
Compression seal example

A mechanical seal is a device that 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.

A stationary seal may also be referred to as 'packing'.

Seal types:

See also


  1. ^ "The Dowty Bonded Seal" (PDF). Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bonded Seals". Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "What is Mechanical Seals". Retrieved 2016. 

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