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Dock Seal & Shelter Selection Guide
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Dock Planning
Overview
Safety Matters
Apron Space
Truck Bays
Dock Approach
Dock Types
Truck Types
Dock Height
Door Size
Enclosure Criteria
Enclosure Selection
Leveler Capacity
Leveler Size
Dock Bumpers
Which Style Seal, Shelter or Hybrid Dock Enclosure
Your goal for your application may require one feature greater than the other. Below is a short guideline summary for product application.

Compression Dock Seals
Provides tightest seal at the dock, but not full access to back of trailer and requires building to withstand 35 to 90 lbs pressure per foot. Most economical investment choice.

Standard Dock Seal Ideal door size 8 x 8 to 9 x9. Seal past bumper 4 6
Curtain Dock Seal Ideal door size 8 x 9 to 9 x 10. Seal past bumper 4 6
Adjustable Dock Seal - Ideal door size 8 x 9 to 9 x 10. Seal past bumper 4 6

Enveloping Dock Shelters
Provides efficient seal at the dock, and full access to back of trailer and building receives minimum pressure. Good choice if the back of the trailer has obstructions, i.e. rear bumper projection, handles, gutter etc. Moderate investment choice.

Rigid Dock Shelter Idea door size up to 12 x 12. Seal past bumper 12 minimum.
Flex Dock Shelter Idea door size up to 12 x 12. Seal past bumper 12 minimum.
Rail Dock Shelter Idea door size up to 15 x 15. Seal projection as much as 84

Hybrid Dock Seal/Dock Shelters
Provides combination features found in compression dock seals and enveloping dock shelters to give unique capabilities to these units. Excellent capabilities if the back of the trailer has obstructions, i.e. rear bumper projection, handles, gutter etc. The hybrid dock seal/dock shelters, yield upon impact and are less damage prone. Moderate investment choice.

L Curtain Seal Ideal door size 8 x 8 to 10 x 10. Seal past bumper 10 12
Soft Seal Shelter Ideal door size up to 12 x 12. Seal past bumper 12 14

Select Cover Fabric
Each Series is available in a selection of high quality fabric which will help designate each Model Number. Our Fabric Performance Chart can assist you in your selection for the best fabric that will meet your application requirements. For Fabric Performance Types, Weights & Model, please refer to the specific model for selection.

Select Contact Wearface
The proper contact wearfacing on the front of your dock seal will provide maximum wear resistance and longer life. Chalfant offers Five (5) optional wearfaces as shown in Contact Wearfaces in the fabric perfomance selection of each unit. Please refer to the specific model for selection.

Select Options
At Chalfant we offer a variety of options to help increase the life of your dock seal or to match specific application needs. Please refer to the specific model for selection.

Series 100 Standard Dock Seal
Series 100 Standard Dock Seal



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11525 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-2325

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Brief product selection...
Guardian 3-in-1 Dock Seal System
Series 100 Standard Dock Seal
Series 101 & 103 Curtain Dock Seal
Series 200 & 205 Adjustable Dock Seal
Series 300 "L" Pad Curtain Dock Seal
Series 400 Soft Seal Shelter
Series 500 Rail Shelter
Series 700 Flex Shelter
Series 700 Rigid Shelter
Universal Dock Recovers
Loading Dock Metal Canopy
Chal-Strip Dor-Closures
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