Red O-ring is an O-ring which is red. An O-ring is a round ring that is used as a gasket for sealing a connection. O-rings are typically constructed out of polyurethane, silicone, neoprene, nitrile rubber or fluorocarbon. These rings are commonly used in mechanical applications, such as pipe connections, and help to ensure a tight seal between two objects. O-rings are designed to be seated in a groove or housing that keeps the ring in place. Once in its track, the ring is compressed between the two pieces and, in turn, creates a strong seal where they meet.
The O-ring may be used in static applications or in dynamic applications where there is relative motion between the parts and the O-ring. Dynamic examples include rotating pump shafts and hydraulic cylinder pistons.
O-rings are one of the most common seals used in machine design because they are inexpensive, easy to make, reliable, and have simple mounting requirements. They can seal tens of megapascals (thousands of psi) pressure.