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A Few Important Considerations for Choosing a High Temperature Gasket
A Few Important Considerations for Choosing a High Temperature Gasket
January 10, 2018

Depending on the business or industry you work in, you may be required to operate various machines in extremely hot environments. Of course, when dealing with massive heat levels, there will be a strong need for safety – including the well-being of the machine doing all the work! If you aren’t using a suitably-made high temperature gasket, there’s a good chance that it will fail… and then it’s all downhill from there.

 

In any application involving a continuous temperature that exceeds 400°C, a high temperature gasket is all but mandatory for reliable and efficient operations. Not all gaskets are created equal, however, including the high temperature variants. At FibreCast, we stock a wide variety of gaskets and materials for use in industrial applications involving temperatures of up to 1,600°C.

 

Which materials are best for a high temperature gasket?

 

A FibreCast gasket can be formed out of any number of useful materials, but you’ll want to carefully consider your intended application before selecting one. These applications go beyond simple heat resistance, however. Our ceramic fibre blankets, for example, can resist temperatures of over 1,200°C, and are highly resistant against chemical damages – but if you needed a gasket that would be resistant to UV or to ozone, you might find that a silicone gasket works much better for your purposes, despite its usual heat resistance that ends around 300°C.

 

A high temperature gasket from FibreCast can be formed from silica, polycrystalline, zirconia, ceramic fibres, and several other chemistries. As a result, deciding which product is best for your unique application is not always so simple as finding the cheapest one for the heat resistance you need. You can contact FibreCast at any point to learn more about our products – tell us what you need a gasket for, and we’ll help you find the perfect one for your needs.

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