Oil Seal Types

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to choose the right oil seal to keep your application functioning, and functioning well. Not every oil seal is the same. Manufactured using various material elastomers and to suit a range of dimensions, seals are as unique...

Rotary Shaft Seals

Rotary shaft seals are the more formal name for this type of seal; however, we also know them as oil, grease, fluid, or dirt seals. Whatever you call them however, they all perform the same function – to close the space between stationary and moving parts in machinery...

Silicone O Rings

As a leading O ring UK manufacturer and supplier of high quality seals and gaskets, offering a wide range of types, sizes, and sealing solutions that suit various applications across all industries, we work hard to ensure you get the best sealing solution for your...

Viton O Rings

Viton o rings bring with them numerous advantages, especially for applications within high-tech and critical industries. Providing great resistance to wide fluctuations in temperature and chemical ranges as well as being wholly suitable for pressure applications,...

How are O Rings made?

O rings are one of the most common components within manufacturing. Suitable for a range of applications and found in numerous everyday appliances, o rings are a vital piece of equipment to provide the perfect sealing solution. Ring-shaped seals, o rings are made up...

Pipe Gasket

A pipe gasket is designed to seal a space between two sections of a pipe. Many pipes have flanged surfaces where they join, which means it isn’t smooth or flat to make this connection secure. In order to overcome this flared area, a flange gasket will be used to...

Spiral Wound Graphite Fill Gasket

With so many different gasket options on offer today, we know it can be difficult deciding which ones have the right features for your needs. Each type of gasket is suitable for a variety of applications or uses, and the material that your gasket is made from will...

Gasket Cutting

Using the latest technology and equipment, gasket cutting today offers incredible precision. Achieving customised gaskets that meet your sealing requirements, today we’re now seeing various gasket cutting techniques used as we move away from the standard dimensions...

What are Bonded Seals?

As you start to compare the seals on offer on our site, you’ll find that there are many different options for a variety of uses. Bonded seals are a great solution for some applications, offering many benefits over other types of seals. Specialist Sealing Products...

Rubber Gasket Material

Rubber gaskets are a very valuable solution for a variety of uses, however, you’ll want to make sure you always choose the right option for your unique business operations. There are a variety of rubber gasket materials on offer, which provide you with an effective...

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Spiral Wound Gaskets: Decoding The Colours

Spiral Wound Gaskets Decoding The ColoursWhen choosing between the various spiral wound gasket colours, you may be unsure about where to start with this task. With so many different options to choose from, we know this can be an overwhelming decision for many business owners. Spiral wound gaskets Leeds come in a variety of types, which are suitable for a wide range of applications. Today we’re going to share our complete guide to gasket spiral colours to help you select the right ones for your next project.

What are the Spiral Wound Gasket Colours?

Colour-coding is a requirement for spiral wound gaskets. The colours are used to inform you about the gasket components and the materials used within the gaskets you are purchasing. You’ll find a colour on the outside rim and then a stripe of colour along the rim itself. The outside rim indicates the material that was used within the gasket winding, and then the other colour is in reference to the filling of the gasket.

There are many different colours used within gaskets, such as yellow, green, and blue. Yellow, green, turquoise, and blue all indicate different types of stainless steel. Black is commonly used for alloy 20 and silver indicates carbon steel. As far as the rim strip colours, pink shows mica paper, grey is for graphite, white is for PTFE and light green indicates ceramic.

The Most Common Gasket Colours

The most common outside rim colours are yellow, green, and orange. These are used mainly in the oil and gas industries, showing that SS-304, SS-316, and Monel are popular material choices for these applications. As far as the strip colour, grey is commonly used in this industry too, which shows graphite. While the colour of the gasket and the material used is important to consider, you also need to think about the spiral wound gasket types that you purchase.

There are various different styles and types of spiral wound gaskets UK, all of which can help with a variety of different tasks. The CG style offers you a sealing element and a metal ring on the outside. It has excellent sealing performance, and it’s one of the most popular spiral wound gaskets in Leeds. They are mainly used for flat-faced and raised flanged connections within mild or moderate service applications. The CGI style has a metal ring on the inside and an outer metal ring, which limit the diameter of the sealing element. These are ideal for more severe service applications and protect your equipment from heat or erosion.

You’ll also find style R and style RIR gaskets, which are used for various applications in a variety of industries. It’s so important to pick the right colour and style of gasket, so that you can enjoy many years of using the same gaskets for your work. Our team will be here to support you when it comes to recommending the best colour of gasket for various applications, and we have many years of experience working with the different gasket materials.

Choosing the Right Gasket Supplier

When it comes to finding a spiral wound gasket in the UK for your needs, you need to make sure you work with a company that offers all the colours of gasket we shared above. We know that using gaskets isn’t a one-size-fits-all task, which is why many different options are available to businesses today. Our team has worked with businesses operating in almost every industry you can imagine, so we know the unique challenges that you may be facing when it comes to choosing the right gasket colour. We’ll work with you to learn more about the application of the gaskets you are purchasing and share with you our top tips for the best colour for your needs. From there, you can try out our recommendation and see the desired results you expect from this product.

With so many different colours of gasket to choose from, you need to work with a team of professionals who understand what type of gasket is best for every possible situation. Our team has years of experience working in the industry, and we are able to advise you about the best colour for any type of application. We’ll be happy to learn more about your business operations and then make suggestions based on your needs.

Do you have further questions about spiral wound gaskets and the colour options on offer? If so, get in touch with our team today. We’ll be happy to share with you the options on the market today, so that you can invest in the best possible products for your business. Contact us now to learn more about this topic or to ask any questions you have about the colour-coding information and gasket materials we shared with you here.



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