Back-up rings are installed together with o-rings or other accompanying seals to prevent gap extrusion in sealing applications. They are available in a spiral, split, or solid design.
Parback® backup ring with a curved cross-section.
Parbaks are contoured on one face to minimize distortion of the o-ring when under pressure. Parbaks should be installed with the contoured face against the o-ring, but reversal does no harm.
Solid Urethane backup ring with a flat cross-section.
Hytrel backup ring with a flat cross-section.
Excellent extrusion resistance and tolerance to fluids such as phosphate esters, hydraulic oil, and water.
Solid Teflon backup ring with a flat cross-section.
PTFE can withstand high temperatures and is compatible with nearly all fluids.