What is a Gasket?
A Gasket is a seal used to fill spaces between two or more mating surfaces. A Gasket is generally used to prevent leakage within joined objects when compressed. Gaskets helps in filling irregularities between mating surfaces. Gaskets for high pressure applications contain asbestos. For other practical purposes non-asbestos gaskets are generally used. Certain Gaskets are completely made from metal, which rely on the seating surface to seal. Such metal joints are known as R-con and E-con compressive type joints.[readmore]
Types of Gaskets: -
Gaskets come in different types, which vary according to usage and budget.
Sheet Gaskets: - Sheet Gaskets are basically the ones that are punched out of a Sheet of any material. These Gaskets are used in various chemical environments based on the material inertness. Sheet gaskets are used in environments with acids, steam, caustics and corrosive ...