In general mechanical components like shafts, flanges and moldings and so on. Similarly, a gasket is also a common kind. It is widely used to fill the space between two mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression.
It is popular in industrial applications for the reason with the ability to withstand high compressive loads. Generally, industrial gasket applications ( it is also known as “การใช้งานปะเก็น“ in the Thai language) and involve bolts exerting compression too.
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Moreover, gaskets are commonly produced by cutting from sheet materials, such as paper, rubber, silicone, metal, cork, felt, neoprene, fiberglass, or a plastic polymer. If some specific requirements are needed, gaskets are made including asbestos. Sometimes, sealant is employed directly to the gasket surface to function properly.
According to the different designs based on industrial usage, budget, chemical contact and physical parameters, there are some different type of gaskets. Now, some major types are introduced here.
A sheet gasket is commonly a very crude, fast and cheap gasket. The material for this kind is simply a sheet of material which used to be compressed asbestos, but now generally a fibrous material such as graphite.
Whatever, the producing or design for gasket needs some improvements, if the gasket industry is expected to play an favorable role in modern industry. Hope the manufacturing would take initiative to optimize the manufacturing procedure with proper materials and developing technologies.