I have a question about sealing a gasket

Should I Use Gasket Sealant?

  Gasket Sealant…. the whys and wherefores. Something we have answered many times at RAM and as often happens, there is no straight answer. There are many different applications and requirements and 1000’s of gasket sealants available. Most of our gaskets do not require sealant. If a solid gasket is being newly fitted to new […]

Safety Functions of a Gasket

The gasket is a dynamic part of an assembly. It is in many instances sealing the weakest point. It is designed to completely seal, however; over time or under extreme temperatures, pressures or chemicals it will fail. This is an integral reason for utilising gaskets in the first place. A gasket failure is often an […]

Gasket Traceability and Certification

Many gaskets require conformance for their application. RAM can provide conformance for any parts – just ask or tell us what conformance you require. Conformance can be supplied as part of the material type or the manufacture of the goods. Common types of conformance are; Potable Water (WRAS) approval. UL – UL is predominantly a […]

What is the difference between a Gasket and a Seal?

Seals are generally moulded or machined product, often flat and round such as an O-ring. Gaskets are cut into different shapes so that they fit the design and bolt spacing of a component. Gaskets are used to seal two components or flanges that have a flat surface. Seals are used to describe parts that are […]

How to Make a Gasket Seal

The Science of Sealing A gasket is just one part of an assembly. The quality of a gasket seal is a function of the quality of the assembly. Gasket failure is often attributable to defects in flanges or mating surfaces. The quality of a seal depends upon the quality of not only the gasket, but […]