Gaskets and seals are critical components within heavy machinery, as they help prevent fluid and gas leaks, protect bearings and internal components, and ensure smooth and safe machine operation. Below we list some of the main characteristics of these components and how to choose the right ones for your machinery.
Gaskets are components used to seal two surfaces that are in contact to prevent fluid leakage. Gaskets are manufactured in a variety of materials, such as rubber, silicone, neoprene and PTFE, and can come in different shapes and sizes to suit the specific needs of your machine.
When choosing a gasket, it’s important to consider factors such as temperature, pressure, the type of fluid to be sealed and the chemical resistance of the gasket material. It’s also important to choose the correct type and shape of gasket to ensure effective sealing.
Seals are the components used to seal between two moving parts, such as a shaft and housing, and prevent leakage of lubricants and other fluids. Seals are made of materials such as rubber, Viton and PTFE, and can be manufactured in different shapes and sizes to suit different applications.
When choosing a seal for your machine, it is important to consider factors such as speed, temperature, pressure and the type of fluid to be sealed. It is also important to choose a high quality seal to ensure long service life and safe performance.
In summary, gasket and seals are critical components within your machine and it’s important to choose the right ones for each specific application. When choosing these components, it’s important to consider factors such as temperature, pressure, the type of fluid to be sealed and the chemical resistance of the gasket or seal material. With the right choice of gaskets and seals, we can ensure proper operation of major systems, avoiding costly repairs due to poor maintenance.
In Blumaq we are aware of the importance of good quality gaskets and seals, to avoid precisely these possible internal damages in your machine, contact us for more information, we are so close to offer the highest quality components for your application.