What are Gaskets and Types of Gaskets?
Posted by sealmax on January 9th, 2019
Gaskets are used as a sealant to fill irregularities or gaps between two or more surfaces. Gasket manufacturers offer different types of gaskets such as PTFE envelope gasket, kammprofile gasket and so on. Due to the safety issues concerning usage of asbestos in gaskets, reputed manufacturers offer gaskets made using non-asbestos gasket sheets.
Being a major component for diverse industrial applications, gaskets have to be chosen carefully. If you are someone from the food processing industry looking for a gasket, then silicone gasket manufacturer who specialise in food grade silicone gaskets might be able to help you. But a different type of gasket would be needed in a petrochemical plant.
Gaskets are mostly chosen based on the properties such as chemical resistance, temperature resistance, pressure resistance, compression etc. Every standard gasket comes with its own set of properties. However, gasket properties can be enhanced with a combination of various materials.
Let’s take a look at the different types of gaskets based on the materials used for manufacturing them.
Types of Gaskets
Metal gaskets are popularly known as ring gaskets. These gaskets are made of metals such as carbon, steel and soft iron that provide good stability.
For greater durability and specialised characteristics, composite gaskets are produced by gasket manufacturers. Composite gaskets can be multi-layer gaskets with multiple inserts made of metallic and/or non-metallic materials. Some of the composite gasket types are:
Gaskets can also be classified based on their function. The types of gaskets as per functionality would be mounting gasket, sealing gasket and anti-vibration gasket. Another way to understand the gasket type would be dividing the gaskets on the basis of their design such as sheet gasket, segmented gasket, spiral wound gasket etc.
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