Choosing the right gasket material is somewhat of an overlooked decision. Too often, the gasket materials are not reviewed until there’s a problem, and when it reaches that point, it can be too late to fix. The purpose of a gasket is to seal a liquid or gas throughout the life of an application. Choosing the wrong gasket material can be quite a costly mistake.
There are a few things you must consider when choosing a gasket material.
Temperature. This is one of the primary things you will need to consider when choosing a gasket material, as the temperature can alter the characteristics of a material.
Exposure. Consider what type of media the gasket will be exposed to. After you’ve found a material with an acceptable temperature range, you want to make sure that it can seal whatever substance it’s being exposed to. For example, liquid is easier to seal than gas, so you want to ensure your material is compatible with the substance.
Best Gasket Materials
Special Compressed non-asbestos sheets. Designed to handle extreme temperatures and pressure.
Graphite sheets have excellent sealability that meets stringent emission regulations. It can also withstand high temperatures and pressure.
If you want to choose from the best in gasket materials, Allied Packing & Rubber is the best choice.