A gasket is a compressible material, or a combination of materials, which when clamped between two stationary members prevents the passage of the media across those members. The gasket material selected must be capable of sealing mating surfaces, resistant to the medium being sealed, and able to withstand the application temperatures and pressures. Gaskets can be classified into three categories: soft cut, semi-metallic and metallic types.
The physical properties and performance of a gasket will vary extensively, depending on the type of gasket selected and the materials from which it is manufactured. Physical properties are important factors when considering gasket design and the primary selection of a gasket type is based on the following:
To find out more about gaskets view the downloadable PDFs below. Gasket products are available Garlock, Flexitallic, Gore and Teadit.
The demands of modern applications make choosing the right sealing product an important consideration, both in the design of new equipment and in choosing the new products which will replace those no longer suitable. With environmental concerns that demand positive seals, gasket sheeting is key.
Gasket sheeting materials vary by product, brand and suitable industry and performance use. See below for gasket sheet materials offered by Draco’s distributors.
To find out more about gasket sheet materials view the downloadable PDFs below.