Paker Stat-O-Seals

Stat-O-Seals offer users long and reliable service, a high degree of reusability and easy assembly. The Stat-O-Seal’s unique features provide many advantages and benefits.


  • No machined O-ring grooves are required in the mating flange.
  • Precisely controlled optimum percent squeeze eliminates over compression.
  • The retainer edge is visible after installation allowing for easy visual inspect.

Stat-O-Seal High Pressure Considerations

Maximum Pressures Guidelines

The operating pressure of a Stat-O-Seal must be kept well below the pressure at which the retainer metal would rupture. The tables on this page give the maximum recommended internal operating pressure for 600 and 610 Series

Stat-O-Seals as determined by hoop stress calculations. A safety factor of 3 was used along with the tensile yield strength for low carbon steel and chrome moly steel.

Although 7075-T6 is used for the aluminum retainers the actual material temper may vary on parts containing certain elastomers due to exposure to heat during processing. A safety factor of 4 was used when calculating the maximum safe operating pressure for aluminum to account for this variation. A safety factor of 2 was used for 304 stainless steel (annealed) due to the large differential between yield and ultimate strength.

All of the values assume adequate joint integrity to preclude flange separation and are based on static pressure. Metal fatigue should be factored in when necessary. Consult the factory for more information on sealing external pressures, vacuum service, or when sealing gaseous pressure greater than 200 psi.

Bolt Torque for High Pressure Applications

High pressure fluids acting under the head of a bolt tend to stretch it, lifting the bolt head off its seat. When this happens, the space exposed under the bolt head can permit the Stat-O-Seal elastomer to extrude and fail. It is, therefore, important in high pressure applications to torque the bolt well at assembly, providing enough prestress in the bolt to prevent stretching.

Clearance for Extra Rubber

Most Stat-O-Seals have some excess rubber (see recommended diametrical clearance), and clearance must be provided to receive it. In low pressure applications, this clearance may be either in the mounting surface or in a washer between the bolt head and the Stat-O-Seal. In high pressure applications, however, the normal clearance must be on the high pressure side of the Stat-O-Seal, with little or no clearance on the low pressure side. Otherwise, the fluid pressure will extrude too much rubber into the clearance gap, resulting in a leak.



Stat-O-Seal Recommended Fastening Torque

When fastening torques are discussed by engineers there is often controversy. There are many variables such as wrenching methods and thread friction (influenced by lubrication, plating, surface finishes, length of grip, class of thread, etc.) that may influence the load applied to a fastener.

Parker Stat-O-Seals provide a certain amount of latitude when it comes to torque requirements. Actually, Stat-O-Seals are capable of sealing low pressures when only finger tight.

When using a Stat-O-Seal the fastener should be torqued adequately to prevent joint separation when the system is pressurized and below the level at which the fastener or Stat-O-Seal retainer will yield. The tables on this page show a recommended range that will work for most Stat-O-Seal applications. The torque values displayed in the table may exceed the permissible torque values for many fastener materials. Contact your fastener supplier for the recommended torque limits of your fastener. Consult the factory for sizes not shown.

Lubricants are not required when installing Stat-O-Seals. If a lubricant is used , be sure it is compatible with the elastomer selected.

How the Stat-O-Seal Works

The Stat-O-Seal is designed with a pre-calculated interference factor built into the teardrop shaped elastomeric seal. The cross section free height of the rubber is greater than the metal retainer, providing the proper compression without squeezing the seal beyond its elastic limit.

As the fastener is installed into the mating hardware, the Stat-O-Seal is compressed down to the retainer thickness. The retainer provides a positive alternate load path for fastener torque and forms a protective gland area for the confinement of the seal in a controlled state. Since the elastomer seal cannot move outward, the mass of the seal is forced inward against the shank of the fastener and against the mating surfaces, creating a positive seal. This principle is known as controlled confinement sealing. The diameter of the fastener head should always exceed that of the maximum “E diameter” (see dimensional sketch on page 5) in order to preserve this principle.

Stat-O-Seal Features

Parker Stat-O-Seals are one-piece, molded-in-place seals with the rubber sealing element mechanically and/or chemically bonded to the metal retainer. Parker’s “Splined andCoined” mechanical bonding feature is used on many 600, NAS1523 and 610 series sizes. This feature ensures a positive attachment of the rubber to the retainer, eliminating missing or loose seal elements associated with bonded seals.

Stat-O-Seals are designed to seal beneath the head of the fastener as shown for both internal and external pressure and vacuum systems.

Stat-O-Seals offer users long and reliable service, a high degree of reusability and easy assembly. The Stat-O-Seal’s unique features provide many advantages and benefits as shown below:

  • No machined O-ring grooves are required in the mating flange
  • Precisely controlled optimum percent squeeze eliminates over compression
  • The retainer edge is visible after installation allowing for easy visual inspection and reducing failures caused by missing seals
  • The self centering design provides easy and accurate placement of the seal
  • The solid metal to metal contact improves joint stability and eliminates re-torquing
  • Long reliable service and a high level of reusability
  • Rubber/bolt interference provides for easy assembly

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