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Why all sealants are not the same

Why all sealants are not the sameIt’s important to understand just how critical it is to use the correct type of sealant. It’s especially the case when working with heavy machinery or any industrial situation. You don’t want to have to worry about whether your sealing products are working correctly or not. Numerous factors can go into getting the wrong type of sealant, and it can be a mix of quality, temperature conditions, and how you install them in the first place.

If you’re looking for some types of Leeds sealing products there are (click here). There’s a wide variety of products to be found beyond sealing, but this is the best place to get high-quality products when looking for low-temperature sealing.

Why does temperature matter?

Temperature is not our friend for many construction materials. Sealants are no different, and it’s essential to look for cryogenic seals with low-temperature elastomers. That may seem like a mouthful at the start, but no worries, as we have you covered with having the correct type of cryogenic seals.

What will happen if you use any sealing product without considering the cold? Everything else which occurs when they get a cold gets smaller, tighter, and more brittle. A brittle sealant will eventually break under duress, no matter how much you pray for it not to.  

If you’re not going to use low-temperature sealing, and your sealing ends up not breaking under freezing, it may start to get warped. When it becomes less brittle and more elastic, it might start leaking in warmer weather, as the shape has completely changed and is no longer a sealant but simply a material blocking liquid or gas.  

To give some comparison of what it means to have an appropriate rating for cryogenic seals, we’re talking about cold temperatures from -60 degrees Fahrenheit and even colder, requiring specialised materials that need to be in the proper proportions.  

Why does quality matter?  

Besides having the correct type of cryogenic seals to handle the lowest temperatures, it’s essential to get high quality sealing products. Just because you get any old low temperature elastomer-based cryogenic seal doesn’t mean that it’ll handle the job right.  

So, this is why all of our products are made within the UK and go through extensive testing when it comes to using them in any production. This rigorous testing happens because we want to ensure that our low-temperature sealing products can handle those high-pressure situations they will most likely be involved in.  

That’s another topic to consider, how you can use these for high-pressure pipes that push that gas to warm up homes, or provide fresh water to homes, or even through those heavy usage scenarios via industrial sites and factories.  

The usage is so intensive that, regardless of the weather, or using low-temperature sealing or not, these can break if not correctly installed with those high-quality materials that experts can only produce.  

What happens if we don’t take this into account?  

Then, instead of focusing on moving forward with your specific industry and pushing ahead, you’ll be focused on consistently repairing and replacing the sealant. This extra concern means more time on maintenance and less time on production. It’s basically a nuisance, so it makes good sense to be mindful of the threats that can occur to it. In addition, the materials flowing through that require these sealants need to be secure regardless of the temperature, and that means the adhesive working through flash temperature drops as well.  

Using a rated low-temperature elastomer means the sealant may still freeze, but the elastomer will work better as it is constantly frozen and thawed, shrunk and expanded. This feature will help improve the efficacy of the sealant overall and keep it from lasting longer. The composition of the sealant itself needs to be a specialised blend of the right amount of polymer, with minimal filler; otherwise, the filler will not be able to handle those freezing temperatures.  

In the end

Always ensure you use the highest quality material possible. That means buying from a reputable vendor that only works with the best suppliers and best manufacturers in and around Leeds. Ensuring this will help save the headache in the future of having machinery, piping, or other components break down when there’s a big freeze.  

We’ve handled all the heavy lifting in sourcing the best types of materials that lead to those cryogenic seals. These will stand up against the elements without replacing them and spending even more time and money. Additionally, it can be even worse without using cryogenic seals, using poor quality cryogenic seals necessary on the equipment, which end up having the highly specialised and expensive equipment break down due to the wrong type of materials used.

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