A gasket is important to ensure good sealing performance. It is used to seal the space between two or more connecting flanges and generally used to be designed and manufactured in all shapes and sizes.
The primary function of gaskets is to seal the irregularities of each face of the flange so that there will be no leakage of the service fluid from the flange joint. A rubber gasket and metal gasket( which is also known as “ปะเก็นยางและปะเก็นโลหะ” in the Thai language) are the two main popular types of gasket.
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As well as rubber gasket generally used for a compression fit to keep it in place and ensure the appreciated tightness. As a result, it has been widely used in faucets in our houses. Flat ring gasket types are suitable for use with raised faced (RF) flanges.
While others, metal gaskets are popularly known as ring gaskets. These gaskets are made of metals such as carbon, steel and soft iron that provide good stability. It is generally sealed to the surfaces by heating or cooling methods.
Gaskets can also be divided based on their function and properties. You can select and understand the gasket type on the basis of their design such as sheet gasket, segmented gasket, spiral wound gasket etc. You can find one according to your requirement and your plumbing needs.