General Properties of Allenair’s Seal Materials
Temperature ratings and chemical compatibilities shown below are for general comparisons.
See specific O-ring presentations for exact specifications.
Pressure to Head Conversion formula
Liquids have specific gravities typically ranging from 0.5 to 1.8.
Water is the benchmark with a specific gravity of 1.0. this benchmark and the resultant calculations are considered to be in “feet absolute.”
Head (ft) = Pressure (PSI) X 2.31/ Specific Gravity(sg).
This formula is based on the fact that one foot of water exerts .4333 lbs of pressure at one foot. This converts to one lb. of pressure at 2.31 ft.
Pressure = head x sg. (2.31)