Selecting Slipper Seals for Hydraulic-Pneumatic Fluid Power Applications
The slipper seal is defined and the basic types in current use are described. Guidelines for selecting the type of slipper seal for a given design requirement are covered in terms of friction, leakage, service life, installation characteristics, and interchangeability.
Rationale: The purpose of t h i s report i s to provide design and maintenance engineers
with basic information on the use of s l i p p e r sealing devices when used as
piston (OD) and rod ( I D ) seals i n a i r c r a f t f l u i d power components such as
actuators, valves, and swivel glands.