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Everything you need to know about Manway Gaskets

When it comes to manway gaskets, we want to keep things simple, introducing them as the small sealing ring found in hatches/openings that are constructed for large tanks. Openings which give people access to the inside of the aforementioned tanks and vessels. The...

How Do You Recognise a Quality Gasket?

A gasket is a very simple item that is reasonably inexpensive. Considering how gaskets work, you may be facing a costly bill should a gasket fail. Choosing a quality gasket from Specialist Sealing Products helps to create a seal that will last until well after the...

5 Common Gasket Failures

Common Failure Causes  A blown head gasket in a vehicle is something that needs to be fixed promptly. If left untouched, you run the risk of seriously damaging your engine. Knowing what causes gasket failure or gasket problems is the key to gasket failure prevention,...

O-ring Size Guidelines

The performance of an O-ring seal depends largely on two factors— the right material and the right size. However, determining the right size O-ring is usually the hardest part when it comes to choosing the right O-ring for an application.   Unfortunately, selecting...

Tips for Proper O-Ring Installation

  An O-ring is a crucial component of a fluid system, and how it is installed can make or break that system. To ensure the success of an application, O-ring requires not only careful material selection and design but also proper installation procedures. A small...

Why Colour Matters When Choosing Gaskets?

Gasket manufacturers have turned to colour coding gaskets to make the selection and categorisation of the product more accessible.   It is possible to identify the winding and filler materials that were used for fabrication by the colouring of the outer top side of...

Materials that can be Used in Producing Gaskets

Seals and gaskets are meticulously manufactured to be able to withstand the exacting conditions under which they function. Not only does a gasket seal two distinct parts and allow the containment of extreme temperature fluids, steams and gases, but it must meld the...

Choosing the Perfect Gasket for Your Needs

The perfect gasket choice and fit is an essential component of engines, appliances, and industrial machinery projects. They are a fundamental part when engineering anything from power tools to oil drills. A high-quality manufacturer of gaskets and seals will use only...

Manufacturing of High-Quality Gaskets

A large number of engineering and machinery applications use gaskets. This mechanical seal is employed whenever gaps between two or more surfaces are joined together. This process is also required to prevent leakage and withstand the extremes of compression when...

O Ring Materials Selection

This is a quick overview of the various O-Ring materials that are available for applications and found at select UK O-Ring suppliers. When it comes to Specialist Sealing Products, it is a good idea to be clued into every option that is on the market. The materials can...

PIPELINE SUPPLIES

To compliment our range of Elastomeric Seals, Gaskets and Associated Products used within the Aerospace, Defence, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore and Marine Industries we are also firmly established to supply a full range of pipeline supply products including; 

And services including; 

  • Pipe Cutting 
  • Threading 
  • Shotblasting 

Pipe and Tubing

Pipe / Tubing  

Generally available from 1/4” to 24” in 6 metre lengths and various wall thicknesses but further diameters can be supplied and all may be cut to any required length. 

Carbon Steel – Available to meet specifications including EN, DIN, ASTM, BS and API in different grades and finishes 

  • Cold Finished Seamless 
  • Hot Finished Seamless 
  • ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) 

Stainless Steel – Supplied in a variety of diameters, wall thicknesses and cut to any desired length meeting ASTM A312 in grades of 304, 316 and Super Duplex. 

Plate, Sheet and Bar

Plate, Sheet and Bar  

Supplying a range of products of varying sections and sizes being available as Black or Bright, Rounds, Flats, Squares, Angles, Channel, Hot Rolled or Cold Reduced Sheet. 

Carbon Steel Buttweld and Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings

Fittings

A wide range of carbon steel buttweld and malleable iron pipe fittings are available including; 

  • Elbows – Long radius 45⁰ and 90⁰, Short radius 90⁰ 
  • Tees – Equal and Reducing 
  • Sockets 
  • U Bolts 
  • Reducers – Concentric and Eccentric 
  • Sockets 
  • Bushes 
  • Plugs 
  • Nipples 
Fasteners

Fasteners 

These ancillary items are also available in many material, plating finishes and size configurations to meet many different industry standards and specifications. 

  • Stud Bolts 
  • Hex Bolts 
  • Nuts 
  • Washers 
Flanges

Flanges

An extensive range of Flanges in various materials, plating finishes, and sizes are available to meet standards including BS4504 and ASA 

  • Raised Face 
  • Slip-On 
  • Weld Neck 
  • Blank / Blind 
Extensive Range of Valves in Different Sizes and Materials

Valves

An extensive range of valves available in many material and size configurations include; 

  • Gate, Globe and Check Valves in Bronze, Cast Iron and Steel 
  • Ball Valves in Steel, Stainless Steel and Brass 
  • Butterfly Valves 
  • Steam Traps 
Extensive Range of Valves in Different Sizes and Materials

PLASTIC AND METAL SHIMS 

A shim can be referred to as a ‘washer’ or a ‘spacer’ and is generally a thin piece of material that is used between two pieces of equipment to ‘fill the gap’ and set correct alignment between mating components. Generally available in material thicknesses ranging from 0.005 mm up to 5 mm 

Plastic shims have excellent wear and corrosion resistance and can be a very cost-effective alternative to metal shims. Plastic is a very durable product and is available in a wide range of materials and thicknesses. 

PolypropylenePolyethylenePolycarbonate 

PEEKPTFEPVC 

PVDFSRBPNylon 

NorylAcrylicAcetal 

HDPEUHMWPEPolyurethane 

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