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The four-lobed design with a specially developed sealing profile of these seals provides twice the sealing surface of ordinary O-rings. The four-lobed design not only provides lower fiction than an O-ring, but also, due to its square cross section, it resists spiral twist. X-Rings are available in a wide range of elastomer materials for both standard and special applications. Their dimensions are specified with the inside diameter and the cross-section. X-Rings are supplied to the American Standard AS-568A and are completely interchangeable with O-rings in these sizes. They can be used in a variety of static and dynamic sealing applications including rotary, reciprocating or oscillating motion.
Also known as Quattro Seals and X-rings, these X-profile O-rings have four points of contact for a better seal in dynamic applications than round-profile O-rings. They also require less compression to make a seal, so they offer a longer service life. These O-rings are made of Buna-N, which is resilient and tear resistant. They resist motor oil. A Buna-N o-rings are commonly used in fuel tanks and other components for automotive and aerospace applications where ordinary rubber cannot be used due to its reactivity with fuel/oil/etc.