A fabric reinforced seal is a completely molded seal that is built around the same operating principles as a homogeneous inflatable seal. The addition of fabric helps increase the amount of internal pressure by which the seal can operate, where higher pressures are required in a non-enclosed environment.
There are several various conditions which merit the use of a fabric reinforced seal. However, the common reason for using a reinforced seal is to achieve higher pressures.
- High operating pressures
- Extremely heavy loads
- Repeated uniform operation