conditions to be avoided, which include the
1. Deformation as a result of improper
stacking of parts and storage containers.
2. Creasing caused by force applied to corners
and edges, and by squeezing between boxes and
3. Compression and flattening, as a result of
storage under heavy parts.
4. Punctures caused by staples used to attach
5. Deformation and contamination due to
hanging the seals from nails or pegs. Seals should
be kept in their original envelopes, which provide
preservation, protection, identification, and cure
6. Contamination by piercing the sealed
envelope to store O-rings on rods, nails, or wire
7. Contamination by fluids leaking from parts
stored above and adjacent to the seal surfaces.
8. Contamination caused by adhesive tapes
applied to seal surfaces. A torn seal package
should be secured with a pressure-sensitive
moistureproof tape, but the tape must not contact
the seal surfaces.
9. Retention of overage parts as a result
of improper storage arrangement or illegible
identification. Seals should be arranged so the
older seals are used first.