What to do if the O-ring leaks
If an O-ring is leaking, you can take the following steps to address the issue:
Check the O-ring: First, inspect the O-ring for any visible damage, cracks, or deformation. If the O-ring is damaged, it needs to be replaced with a new one.
Clean the surface: Ensure that the sealing surface is clean and free from any dirt, grease, or foreign particles. Use appropriate cleaning agents and tools to clean the surface, ensuring that the area in contact with the O-ring is free from contaminants.
Proper installation: Confirm that the O-ring is correctly installed in the seal groove and ensure it is properly positioned and aligned. Follow the specifications and guidelines provided by the equipment or product for the correct installation steps.
Ensure proper pressure: In some cases, leaks may occur due to excessive or insufficient pressure. Ensure that the system or equipment operates within the appropriate pressure range to prevent O-ring leaks.
Check material and dimensions: Ensure that the O-ring material used is compatible with the fluid or gas being handled and is suitable for the required temperature and pressure ranges. Additionally, check that the O-ring dimensions are correct to ensure a proper fit with the sealing surface.
If the above steps do not resolve the leaking issue, it is advisable to consult Boman technical support team. We can provide specific advice and solutions to effectively address the leak problem.