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The importance of backup rings to O rings

Backup rings are ultimately used to help stop o ring migration, and they achieve this in both static and dynamic fluid power applications as the pressure cycles occur, preventing the extrusion of an o ring in the gap.  Ultimately a backup ring is a rigid ring that...

Gasket manufacturing process explained

Specialist Sealing Products have been providing high-quality gaskets to customers throughout the UK for many years. We pride ourselves in the range of gaskets we have available, suitable for a variety of applications across a range of industries.  Rubber gaskets are...

Designing seals for the food industry

There’s a number of factors to take into consideration when designing seals for the food industry. That’s because seals used within this sector need to work exceptionally hard in all food processing environments where hygiene and health and safety are of the utmost...

Storing your gaskets!

A strange headline for a gasket article, we know.  However, it’s an important area and one, which in this sector is often overlooked.  When we think about most products or items in and around our homes and business, we will recognise that most come with manufacturing...

Flange Gasket materials – What you need to know

Getting the most out of flange gasket materials and ensuring the performance of the gasket is not affected when you come to use it, means several things must be taken into consideration.  For example, factors such as their design, how they’re manufactured, installed,...

Spiral Wound Gaskets and Sheet Gaskets

Gaskets come in a range of different shapes and sizes.  All are offering similar functionality; gaskets are produced using a range of different materials to suit a range and a variety of environmental factors, industrial uses, and product requirements.  When it comes...

Benefits of Kammprofile Gaskets

Used to prevent leakage, gaskets are constructed to fit between a range of different sizes and types of surfaces in order to provide the perfect seal.  Typically used in pipes and heat exchangers, gaskets are widely used as industrial sealants.  Kammprofile gaskets,...

Purpose of a Kammprofile Gasket

The ultimate purpose of a gasket is to stop leaks while being able to deal with varying levels of compression.  When it comes to Kammprofile gaskets, these are ideal for standard pipeline and heat exchanger applications.  As due to their grooved metalcore, with a...

Are your gaskets completely compliant?

In industries where gaskets are not just important but essential, there are numerous challenges to be faced and considerations to take on board.  This is especially true when it comes to making sure this “essential” element is also compliant.  With the implementation...

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...

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 

Full range of pipeline supply products
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 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. 

Polypropylene 

  • PEEK
  • PVDF
  • Noryl 
  • HDPE

Polyethylene

  • PTFE
  • SRBP
  • Acrylic
  • UHMW 

Polycarbonate 

  • PVC 
  • Nylon 
  • Acetal 
  • Polyurethane 
Extensive Range of Valves in Different Sizes and Materials

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 

Metal shims are available in a wide range of thicknesses and materials, they can be cut to any required size and shape.

  • Aluminium
  • Brass
  • Carbon Steel
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Inconel
  • Hastelloy
  • Monel
  • Duplex
  • 304 St. St. 
  • 316 St. St.
  • 410 St. St.
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