A gasket is a material that is used to seal the face of flanges, valves and equipment. Gaskets can be made from materials that are soft or hard, but will compress to make a tight seal. When compressed between two flange faces it will deform to match the surface grooves and irregularities. A gasket must be installed properly to prevent leakage. The surface of the flange must be clear of all foreign bodies such as dust, dirt or grease that could prevent a proper seal. To ensure a seal through out the life of the gasket, sufficient pressure or stress should be maintained to prevent leakage. It is very important to select the right gasket material to be used. Read more about gaskets by clicking here.
Blind Flange Sizes - 1/2" through 24"
Blind Flange Sizes 26" through 60"
- Nonmetallic gasket dimensions and tolerances in accordance with ASME B16.21 for ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.47 flanges.
- Standard thicknesses are 1/16" and 1/8", but others are available.
- Spiral wound gaskets for ASME B16.5 1/4" to 24" dimensions and tolerances in accordance with ASME B16.20.
- Spiral wound gaskets for ASME B16.47 22" to 60" Series A (MSS SP-44) dimensions and tolerances in accordance with ASME B16.20.
- Spiral wound gaskets for ASME B16.47 26" to 60" Series B (API Std 605) dimensions and tolerances in accordance with ASME B16.20.
- ASME B16.20 - Metallic Gaskets for Pipe Flanges: Ring-Joint, Spiral-Wound, and Jacketed
- ASME B16.21 - Nonmetallic Flat Gaskets for Pipe Flanges
- ASME B16.47 - Large Diameter Steel Flanges: NPS 26 Through NPS 60 Metric/Inch Standard
- ASME B16.5 - Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through 24