How to select O-ring Seal for Sanitary Valve

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O-ring seal is a small thing, but it’s a critical thing to have a significant impact on the sanitary valve. Low-quality seal or inappropriate application can cause many problems E.g. leaking, swelling or cracking. It will affect valve lifetime.

Select O ring Seal for Sanitary Valve

Types of O-ring seal

  • EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber)is a type of synthetic rubber that is used in many applications.
  • Teflon(PTFE) Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications.
  • Viton(FPM) Viton is a brand of FKM, a synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer commonly used in seals, chemical-resistant gloves, and other molded or extruded goods.
  • Silicon rubber is an elastomer (rubber-like material), usually used in pharmaceutical industry.
  • NBR Nitrile rubber, also known as nitrile butadiene rubber, NBR, Buna-N, and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, is a synthetic rubber derived from acrylonitrile (ACN) and butadiene.

The standard of O-ring seal for the sanitary valve

 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards are applied for O-ring seal to use in food and beverage,dairy, brewing, pharmaceutical industries.

The temperature and chemical compatibility

TypesTemperatureChemical Compatibility
EPDM-10 – 130 °C (14 – 266°F)good resistance to acid and alkali, good abrasive resistance
Teflon(PTFE)-20 – 150 °C (-4 – 302°F)good resistance to acid and alkali,better abrasive resistance,inelastic material
Viton(FPM)-10 – 130 °C (14 – 266°F)great resistance to acid and alkali, ozone
Silicon rubber-30 – 150 °C (-22 – 302°F)bad resistance to acid and alkali,
NBR-5 – 100 °C (23 – 212°F)the best use for oil or fat products, good resistance to acid and alkali

DONJOY Sanitary Ball Valve PTFE seat

The Teflon(PTFE) has higher hardness, fully PTFE encapsulated ball valve ability to work high temperature for a long’s suitable to use for sanitary ball valve not suit use for butterfly seal.

sanitary ball valve ptfe seat

DONJOY Butterfly Valve O-ring Seal performance

butterfly seal gasket

DONJOY Sanitary Diaphragm Valve Gasket

In addition to the valve body, the gasket is the only direct contact with media parts. Diaphragm valves rely on a diaphragm membrane to isolate the medium from the actuator and the external air. The diaphragm is also a moving part, the membrane moves up and down by the diaphragm to control the flow of the medium or cut off.

Donjoy diaphragms valve membrane has been developed and tested over many years according to our own testing methods and standards and under strict third party specifications.

Single diaphragm seal


The rubber diaphragm is embedded with a layer of vulcanised fibres to enhance its mechanical properties, the diaphragm has high sealing stability at elevated pressures and temperatures and the reinforcing fibres are hardened on the stainless steel bolts, thus ensuring a better bonding of the rubber to the metal.

  • Specification 1”-4” DN20-DN100
  • EPDM -10 – 120 °C (14 – 248°F)

Double adhesive diaphragm seal


PTFE diaphragm is highly resistant to chemicals, extremely stable, resilient, long-lasting, highly leak-tight, non-cold degradable and have excellent resistance to temperature fluctuations, whether in hot, cold or steam sterilisation systems.

  • Specification 1”-3” DN20-DN80
  • PTFE+EPDM -20 – 120 °C (-4 – 248°F)

Double separately diaphragm seal


The diaphragm consists of EPDM and PTFE. The special feature of the modified diaphragm is that the diaphragm itself is shaped to seal against the valve body when the valve is in the closed position, thus reducing the diaphragm load and extending its service life. The diaphragm can withstand higher temperatures and severe working conditions.

  • Specification 1/2”-4” DN10-DN100
  • PTFE+EPDM -20 – 150 °C (-4 – 302°F)

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