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Threaded Flange

Threaded flanges are probably the most recognisable of all flanges due to their screw thread design that is used to connect it to the pipe. Threaded flanges, also known as screwed flanges (for obvious reasons), require a male and female thread to create a connection...

Slip On Flange

A slip-on flange can also be known as a hubbed flange, which, as the name suggests, has a hub with a very low profile. Why is this important? Because this type of ring type joint gasket has an internal diameter larger than the connecting pipe, allowing you to slide it...

Weld Neck Flange

Also known as tapered hub flanges or high hub flanges, weld neck flanges are a specific type of gasket with a protruding ridge and long neck used to connect pipework and provide you with a high-quality seal. Weld neck flanges, in particular, are a popular choice when...

Nitrile vs Viton® – What is the Difference?

As you start to make a decision about what type of O-rings to purchase for your business, you might wonder what material is the most suitable for your unique needs. Every business operation has different requirements for their O-rings, such as the temperature,...

Aflas vs Viton

When it comes to choosing O ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll find that there are a wide range of materials on offer for you to choose from. Many people find that the options can seem quite overwhelming, with some materials having similar properties but offering...

EPDM Gasket

Both the automotive and construction industries have started to use EPDM gaskets more frequently in recent times. This rubber material is UV light resistant and has many fantastic properties that make this part highly effective for a wide range of processes. Keep...

Metal Gaskets

When comparing gaskets for use within your business processes, you’ll find that these can be made from a variety of materials. Metal gaskets are a very popular option, offering many advantages over other materials. When looking at sealing product options, make sure...

AFLAS o ring

O rings come in many different dimensions, thicknesses, and materials. And it is the various different materials that o rings can be manufactured from that make each o ring unique and suitable for specific applications. In fact, there are hundreds of different types...

O Ring Vulcanization Process

With years of o ring knowledge and experience in o ring vulcanization, we're one of the leading experts in providing the right sealing solution for you. To view our full range, visit our O-ring product page, with a wide selection and something to match every...

What is a Window Seal?

A window seal is something that nearly all of us will have seen in our homes or workplaces and is designed to help make your building more comfortable. Within our range of Sealing Specialist Products, we offer a selection of window seals designed for various...

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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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