Why and Where Gasket used ?
A Gasket is 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. Ring joint gasket are widely used in Oil & Gas industries, Chemical industries, food & beverage industries.
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 factores when considering gasket design and the primary selection of a gasket type is based on the following:
- Temperature of the media to be contained
- Pressure of the media to be contained
- Corrosive nature of the application
- Criticality of the application