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Protecting your seals

Dust gets everywhere.  We see it across the surfaces of our homes and even in our workplaces, especially when the light shines through to show it in its full glory!  However, dust that seeps and builds up within engineering equipment can be disastrous.  Causing damage...

Importance of durometer testing

Durometer or shore durometer is a way for industry professionals to measure how hard such things as plastic, rubber, and non-metallic materials genuinely are.  Its focus is to measure on a Shore A or Shore D scale, looking at how robust material is when examining its...

Metal Detectable O Rings

Metal detectable o rings became a necessary must when it was identified that some chemicals, exposure to extreme temperatures, and continuous vibrations could cause failings in standard o rings.  Failings that not only mean a breaking of the seal, but there is also an...

Tips for best o ring maintenance

If o rings are not maintained, leaks can occur, and water and other fluids can enter the appliance or application, and even product in the mix!  If this happens, damage can occur to internal parts and mechanisms, causing deployment failings, potential false readings,...

What you need to know about O Ring Lubricants

Silicone grease and lubricants aren’t just a nice to have for o rings, but they can quite often be a must-have.  However, with so many greases and lubricants to choose from, it can often be a minefield choosing the best ones and the right ones for your o ring and...

O Ring Replacement

Replacing an O Ring in pressure washer wands is probably one of the most common replacements you'll find when working with seals.  Unfortunately, O Rings don't last forever, and over time they do deteriorate, and you will require an O Ring replacement.  It's important...

Reasons behind seal failure and a look into seal replacement

Unfortunately, there are occasions where O-rings, in particular, fail.  The failure of these seals is not simply due to one factor, but various factors that can occur across a range of applications – hence why locating the exact cause of such problems is just that, a...

Gaskets and seals for Aerospace

Gaskets and seals used for aerospace applications and equipment must be of premium quality and to a substantially high standard.  They are used across a range of applications such as radars, antennas, lighting, access panels, electrical conductivity, pressure sealing,...

Finding the best sealing materials for Food Grade Applications

You will find rubber seals across various industries, providing an important element and operating as a vital fixing across a wide range of different applications and equipment.  However, these FDA gaskets must follow strict, set guidelines, in terms of their material...

The Evolution of Gasket Solutions

When we talk about gaskets and the history of a gasket, we must start at the very beginning.  What is a gasket?  Ultimately, a gasket is a manufactured seal that is used to fill the gap/space between two or more surfaces.  Gaskets are typically manufactured by cutting...

What are the Functions of Gasket?

Gasket FunctionsThe gasket is used in all sorts of industries on the virtue of its high functionality and unique characteristics. Most of the times, you came in direct contact with the gasket, but you may have not aware of it. You may have been using several types of equipment in your everyday life that depend upon the gasket, but you still didn’t touch it directly. So to know gasket very well, you have to make yourself well aware of its functionality. Go through following points to identify the different kinds of functions of a gasket.

A gasket is a type of seal that is used to fill the gap between two surfaces, primarily to avoid leakages. So gasket helps to join the gap between components of machines thereby reducing the unnecessary friction. This functionality of gasket makes equipment quite safe to use as it prevents big machines from wear down. In short, it helps to increase the life of components as they don’t need to go through any maintenance.

Though stock gaskets are the ones that you will commonly find in the market, custom gaskets are the ones that are more useful in different circumstances. They are very handy when a particular machine is designed or being used for a specific business purpose. The measurement of custom gaskets and their shape is precisely intended to make it ideal for a particular component. People who work in the manufacturing industry are the ones who are more in touch with the custom gaskets. There are several companies available in the market that provide custom gaskets according to your project requirement.

Gaskets are differentiated according to their unique properties and type of materials used in manufacturing them. The common forms of gaskets are O-ring gaskets, rubber gaskets, cork gaskets, flange gaskets, inner bolt etc. Some other forms of gasket include UV resistant gaskets, weather resistant gaskets, flame retardant gaskets, temperature resistant gaskets, soft gaskets, hydrophobic rubber gaskets, submerged gaskets, environmental gaskets and much more. The selection of right gasket can be made according to its manufacturing material and the industry where it is going to be used. Choosing a perfect gasket is not a tough task if you know its properties very well.

Mounting, anti-vibration and sealing are few more useful forms of gaskets that are employed in industries. Most of the sealing gaskets are made from rubber as it offers a perfect way for water blockage. Anti-vibration gaskets used to prevent unnecessary vibration thereby reducing the energy wastage. Environmental gaskets play a vital role to avoid dirt and dust particles entering into the components. They are extremely handy in heavy industrial applications.

Industries often search for the efficient components that will help them to save both money and time. When efficiency is increased the business profit rises and a gasket is one such a thing that adds real value to the industry, courtesy of its various functions. The notable thing about the gaskets is that they are available in several shapes and sizes that make them one of the highly flexible components to be used in any industry.

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