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Why Should You Invest in Quality Seals?

While industrial seals might seem like something you could save a little money on, this is one part that we don’t recommend cutting costs on. A quality seal will offer many benefits to your business and operations, so it’s worth taking the time to find a solution...

All you need to know about Neoprene O rings

Popular in the refrigeration industry, neoprene o rings are also growing in popularity across a wide range of other sectors due to their incredible resistance to hazardous materials. Also known as chloroquine o rings, these o rings provide excellent resistance to...

Why all sealants are not the same

It's important to understand just how critical it is to use the correct type of sealant. It's especially the case when working with heavy machinery or any industrial situation. You don't want to have to worry about whether your sealing products are working correctly...

How to understand O-rings and their design

O-Rings are a critical component for the proper sealing of specific pipes. They have to sit within a specified groove, which can vary based on the hardware used. That's why it's important to note the various types of o-ring groove design to understand better what kind...

The importance of gasket thickness

Choosing the right gasket material for specific applications is vital. However, gasket thickness is also a feature that must not be overlooked in the decision-making process. Choosing the right gasket thickness can help when you’re experiencing challenges with...

How Temperature Impacts Gasket Performance

When using a spiral wound gasket, there are many things you need to keep in mind. The most common issue we hear people discuss regarding gasket performance issues at high temperatures. If you are using a gasket for the first time at a new temperature and notice it...

How Thick Should Gasket Paper Be?

When creating gaskets, one of the most common questions we receive is regarding gasket paper thickness. You’ll find there are various options on the market, which come in different sizes and thicknesses. Today we’re going to discover what gasket paper is and how you...

O-Rings for the Beer Industry

O-rings offer a wide range of applications, and many people aren’t aware of just how versatile an o-ring can be. When working with o-ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll soon find out that we supply these to a range of businesses, including to breweries. Today we’re going...

Gasket Safety

Gaskets and seals are vital components for applications requiring a solid seal, helping prevent leaks and stop gases and other chemicals from escaping.  However, over time, and due to the fluctuating temperatures, compression sets, and exposure to chemicals, seals do...

Is fluorosilicone rubber o rings a sustainable choice?

Fluorosilicone rubber, also known as FVQM or MFQ, contains 23-28% fluorine and has nearly the same physical and mechanical properties as standard silicone rubber as matches on par with their flexibility at low temperatures.  However, due to its fluorine...

Types of Gaskets and its Usage

Gasket TypesGaskets are essential industrial components used to fill the gap between two surfaces to prevent vibration and avoid leaks. There is a wide range of gasket types available in the market and each one of them is differentiated according to its usage, characteristics and material. Go through the following details to know how gaskets are classified:

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Gaskets classified by material

Cork Gaskets:

When the cork is integrated with elastomer bindings, it produced a product with high compression and flexibility. These gaskets are mostly used in the industries that deal with fuel, oil and other liquid solvents.

Non-Asbestos gaskets:

These kinds of gaskets are manufactured by combining elastomer bindings with compressed fibre. They are used in a wide range of applications like oil, stream and water.

Rubber gaskets:

It is a unique form of a gasket that is mostly used for heat exchanges and pipe gaskets. On virtue of its high flexibility, this gasket is used in a wide range of industries.

Other forms of gaskets

Transformer gaskets:

These forms of gaskets are used to prevent leakage in water and oil tanks. They can be used as weather seals to enhance the IP rating of sections thereby making sure that the transformer area remains easily accessible.

Manway gaskets:

These kinds of gaskets are mainly used in closed vessels such as boilers and fuel tanks. Manway gasket types are subject to a wide range of design requirements ranging from an oval shape to an ob-round shape.
Gaskets divided as per their usage

Liquid seals:

Sealing fluid leakage is one of the most important functions of gaskets. Most of the typical forms of gaskets offer amazing resistance to liquid chemicals like Viton. These kinds of gaskets are best suited in the industries that involve dealing with fuels, oils and any other form of liquid solvents.

Anti-vibration:

Anti-vibration techniques are mostly used in industries that deal with structural bearings and pipe supports. The process emits a lot of frequency and vibrations that may damage the other components which are quite delicate. Gasket pads that come with anti-vibration characteristics disrupt these high frequencies and vibrations.

Environmental seals:

In most industries, it becomes essential to keep the integrity of components by allowing them to get in touch with any forms of dirt or dust particles. This is where environmental seals have a vital role to play as they don’t allow any kind of impure particles to get in contact with the finished product.

Gaskets used in piping

Full faced gaskets:

Full faced gaskets are something that covers the entire flanged. They are very easy to recognise mainly because the bolt holes are cut into the gasket material directly.

Segmented gaskets:

These are mainly used whenever the flange is in a non-uniform shape. Segmented gaskets are manufactured from multiple gasket parts which are being arranged in overlap shapes.

Apart from the several categories mentioned above, gaskets are also classified according to the materials used in them. It mainly consists of metallic, non-metallic and semi-metallic. The more you try to explore the subject of gasket types and their usage, the more you will end up discovering.

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