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Simple Guide to the Different Types of Industrial Gaskets

There are several — maybe countless — different types of industrial gaskets. Industrial gaskets can be defined as key components of industrial applications tasked to help seal joints to limit vibration, prevent leaks, and enhance mounting.

At Frank Lowe, we manufacture custom types of industrial gaskets created from a range of different elastomers or materials. Due to the significant expanse of different types of industrial gaskets, most are categorized or grouped by:  

  1. Different types of gaskets by function

  2. Different types of gaskets by material

  3. Different types of pipe gaskets

Continue reading to learn more about the different categories and types of nonmetallic, industrial gaskets offered at Frank Lowe.

Different Types of Nonmetallic Industrial Gaskets by Function

Gaskets are regularly grouped together by their purpose and industrial application. Three of the most common uses for the different types of industrial gaskets include anti vibration, sealing, and mounting.

Anti Vibration Types of Industrial Gaskets

Any machine that produces frequency and vibration can benefit from the use of anti-vibration industrial gaskets. By effectively muffling vibration, the amount of wasted energy is significantly limited. In addition, damage occurring from vibration is reduced through the use of an anti-vibration type of gasket.

Types of Industrial Gaskets for Sealing

Undoubtedly, the most important function of a gasket is sealing. Most gaskets work to prevent leakages in industrial systems. These gaskets are regularly manufactured from rubber because of the material's excellent ability of blocking water and other substances.

Types of Industrial Environmental Seal Gaskets

If the gasket seals against dirt, dust, or other small particles, it's an environmental sealing gasket. Environmental seal gaskets are predominantly utilized in enclosures that control equipment critical to the larger industrial operation.

Types of Industrial Gaskets for Mountings

As today's digital display technology continues to evolve, equipment manufacturers must find innovative ways to protect these sensitive displays from dust, shock, and even liquids. Gaskets for mounting made from the proper elastomer can provide this protection and ensure the integrity of protective ratings.

Different Types of Industrial Gaskets by Material

At Frank Lowe, we are a full-service die cutting company offering a full complement of different materials or elastomers that can be die cut into gaskets. Each gasket will adopt the characteristics of the material it's manufactured from.

For instance, do you need a gasket that is able to resist extreme temperatures, chemicals or pressures? The experts at Frank Lowe can help. We will provide guidance and support to help you choose the best gasket material for your application.

Cork Types of Industrial Gaskets

Whenever cork gaskets are combined with rubber, they offer a range of compression and flexibility. Cork and cork and rubber gaskets are regularly used in industries that utilize fuel, oil, and solvents.

Rubber Types of Industrial Gaskets

As a soft gasket material, you can choose from a vast range of die cut rubber elastomers, such as:

  • Natural rubber
  • Nitrile
  • Neoprene
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Rubber gaskets can be used in a vast range of applications, such as manways, heat exchangers, and pipe gaskets. In addition, these types of gaskets can be used across a virtually all industries. 

Non-Asbestos Types of Industrial Gaskets

Non-asbestos types of industrial gaskets are created from a compressed fiber material as well as a binding elastomer. Non-asbestos industrial gaskets are utilized in several applications, involving steam, acid, water and oil.

Different Types of Industrial Pipe Gaskets

Flange Gaskets

Flange gaskets or pipe gaskets are engineered from a vast range of materials. These gaskets can be full-face gaskets, inner bolt gaskets, or segmented gaskets.  

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  • Full-Face Gaskets: These gaskets are designed to cover the whole flange. You can recognize full-face gaskets by the fact the bolt holes are cut through the gasket materials.
  • Inner Bolt Gaskets: These gaskets are regularly called raise face or ring type gaskets. As a continuous ring of material, inner bolt gaskets sit inside of the circle of bolts, which is used to secure the joint.
  • Segmented Gaskets: These gaskets are the ideal solution whenever the flange is oddly shaped, expensive, or irregularly large. Segmented gaskets are created when two or more than two gasket parts are arranged with a tab, overlap, or a shaped joint arrangement.

Contact Frank Lowe to Explore, Pursue, and Create Gaskets

Understanding and knowing the different types of industrial gaskets can be confusing. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. You can lean on our seven decades of experience offered at Frank Lowe. We will use our experience to help you explore, pursue, and create the ideal industrial gasket for your application.  

In many instances, our customers come to us with nothing more than a problem or a desire, such as wanting to decrease vibration or prevent leaks. We will work to understand your needs and applications. Then we can suggest a few different types of industrial gasket solutions to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Let's talk more about your needs and how Frank Lowe can best meet them. Give us a call at 800-777-0202 or complete our online contact form to explore, pursue, and create.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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