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The job of an anti-extrusion ring

O rings perform an essential job supporting various applications. Creating a tight seal between the two housing parts that hold it, o rings help prevent liquids and gases from escaping from an application, preventing any detrimental harm and defects from occurring....

What Gaskets Are Best for High-Pressure Vessels?

When it comes to the choice of gaskets on the market today, it can feel quite overwhelming to know which is the right option to use alongside high-pressure vessels. The pressure in these types of vessels can be extremely dangerous and explosive when they are not...

O-Ring Squeeze Ratios – Everything You Need to Know

If you need to install an O-ring seal, you might be wondering what you need to know about squeeze ratios. Specialist Sealing Products offers a wide range of products for your needs, and we’ll be here to help you when selecting the right design and material for your...

Spiral Wound Gaskets and Their Use in the Power Generation Industry

Within the power generation industry today, there are constant challenges to face. Over the past decades, many changes have occurred in this industry, with different fuels used to produce energy. In order to withstand the high temperatures and the conditions of this...

Shelf life of an o ring

It may seem a surprising topic of conversation, but when it comes to o rings and seals, it's important to note that they do have a shelf life, which, if not monitored and regularly checked, can affect their quality and overall performance.  How and where you store...

What are Encapsulated O-Rings?

When discussing the various o-ring options on offer, you might hear encapsulated o rings being discussed. This type of o-ring offers many advantages to manufacturers, but you’ll want to ensure you understand its proper application before purchasing...

Everything You Need to Know About Large O-Rings

Large O-rings, which are often referred to as giant o-rings, are used in a wide variety of applications. They are primarily needed for jobs where heavy machinery or equipment are used, but you’ll find there are a variety of options on the market when choosing large...

How to Avoid Pipeline Flange Corrosion

Our team is all too aware of the risks of corrosion, but it’s something that you can work to avoid in your home and workplace. Preventing corrosion isn’t always an easy task, which is why it’s such a common problem within buildings in the UK. Visit our homepage for...

O-rings suitable for the pharmaceutical industry

O rings are widely used across various industries to support a variety of different pieces of equipment and applications.  They provide an essential function and are ultimately moulded and manufactured to ensure they provide a continually high level of quality through...

The Best Chemical Resistant Gaskets for Sulfuric Acid

If you are using sulfuric acid on a regular basis within your industry, you might be aware of how corrosive it can be. While it can be useful for dyes, explosives, fertilisers, and many more applications, finding a chemical resistant gasket can often be one of the...

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 time, you came in direct contact with the gasket, but you may have not be 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 the gasket very well, you have to make yourself well aware of its functionality. Go through the following points to identify the different kinds of functions of a gasket.

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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 the 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 the type of materials used in manufacturing them. The common forms of gaskets are O-ring gaskets, rubber gaskets, cork gaskets, flange gaskets, inner bolts 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 the 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 are used to prevent unnecessary vibration thereby reducing 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 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 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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