Extruded gaskets are available in a variety of shapes and designs. Common applications of the extruded gaskets are in industries such as refrigeration, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, marine, mass transit, automotive, aerospace, consumer appliances and construction.
Some of the common materials used in extruded gaskets are thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), silicone, buna, butyl, cellulose, closed cell foam, cloth inserted (CI), neoprene, silicone and viton. There are many types of extruded gaskets such as spiral wound, sheet or die-cut, gasket strip, sanitary gasket and window gasket.
Some important parameters you must consider before purchasing an extruded gasket are:
- Fluid passing through the system
- Required dimensions of the extruded gasket such as thickness and external diameter
- Pressure and temperature of the fluid
- Maximum permeability to the fluid
- Flange and bolt material
Buy an extruded gasket from reputable extruded gasket manufacturersOnce you are clear about your requirements, search for different extruded gaskets available in the market. You can buy these products directly from commercial extruded gaskets manufacturers.
Get a customized extruded gasketIf the standard extruded gaskets are not suitable for your application, opt for a customized extruded gasket. There are custom extruded gasket suppliers that design and manufacture extruded gaskets suitable for such non-standard requirements. Recently, co-extruded gaskets, in which half of the part conducts electricity and the other half does not, are getting popular for such customized applications.
Purchase an extruded gasket from retailersCompare various extruded gaskets, their specifications and prices on retailers' websites. Many will give you a discount if you buy in bulk.
- Keep an inventory of extruded gaskets for the quick replacement of your ruptured gaskets.
- Install leak detectors to identify leakage due to cracked or broken extruded gaskets.
- While installing an extruded gasket, make sure you do not over-compress the gasket.