Cold Installation of Elastomeric Valve Seat

Abstract: A method is provided for installing a valve seat in the hole of a valve element. The valve seat is fabricated from a seal material having a freezing temperature. The seal material is stretched such that a portion thereof has a reduced diameter that is less than the diameter of the valve element’s hole. The stretched portion of the seal material is immersed in a first environment having a temperature that is less than the freezing temperature of the seal material to thereby freeze the stretche…

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