Alto Shaam SA-22212
SEALS CT O-RING RED SILICONE
O-rings are used in various types of restaurant equipment to create a seal between two connected parts, preventing leakage of product, liquids or gases:
- Espresso Machines: O-rings are used to seal the group head and the portafilter, ensuring that hot water and steam are directed into the coffee grounds to produce espresso, and not leaked out.
- Refrigeration Systems: O-rings are used to seal the refrigerant lines and connections in refrigeration systems, preventing refrigerant leakage and ensuring that the system operates efficiently.
- Beverage Dispensers: O-rings are used to seal the connections between the beverage dispenser and the beverage container, ensuring that the beverage is dispensed without any leakage.
- Dishwashers: O-rings are used in dishwasher pumps, ensuring that water is properly circulated and does not leak or flow in the wrong direction.
- Fryers: O-rings are used to seal the connections between the gas supply and the burner in fryers, ensuring that there is no gas leakage and preventing potential safety hazards.
A mechanical seal is a device that helps join systems or mechanisms together by preventing leakage (e.g. in a pump system), containing pressure, or excluding contamination. The effectiveness of a seal is dependent on adhesion in the case of sealants and compression in the case of gaskets or o-rings.
In restaurant equipment, silicone has many uses including as a sealant. In addition, as non-toxic material, silicone can be used where contact with food is required and is frequently used in kitchen utensils, oven mitts, matting and more. It's water and heat resistance allow silicone to be used in common foodservice equipment parts such as washers, o-rings, gaskets, tubing and hoses.
Founded in 1955, Alto-Shaam is the inventor of the original Cook and Hold oven that revolutionized low-heat cooking and the commercial cooking industry. Today, Alto-Shaam features a full line of Cook and Hold ovens, convection ovens, combi ovens, chillers, warming cabinets and drawers, heated buffet and display cabinets, merchandisers, fryers, and rotisseries.