UIP has the technology to automate just about any shape required for your application. Nonmetallic materials are available in widths up to 60 inches and sheet lengths of up to 50 feet depending on the product. For oversized gaskets, UIP has the capability of creating custom segmented gaskets for ease of handling and installation.
In order to ensure a successful seal many factors must be considered. The gasket material must be resilient and rugged enough to overcome any irregularities in the mating surfaces; resist extrusion and creep; and prevent blowouts under various operating conditions. Material thickness is also important when choosing a non-metallic gasket. The thinnest material that a flange application will
allow should be considered however, the material should be thick enough to compensate for any surface irregularities or flange parallelism. Thinner gaskets can handle an increased level of bolt load and will reduce the amount of bolt stress that is lost due to relaxation. Additionally, thinner material reduces the gasket area which limits the amount exposed to attack from internal pressure and/or an aggressive application.
UIP suggests contacting one of our knowledgeable team members to select the correct material for your application. There are a number of gasketing materials available and new materials emerge often. Material specifications are also available in our literature and on our website to assist in proper material selection.