Heat Exchanger Gasket Selection
The gasket is a sealing element made of sheet material and installed between two sealing planes for fluid sealing and reduced fluid leakage. The role of the gasket is obvious in the mechanical seal. Due to the limitation of the machining process, the sealing surface is difficult to be absolutely flat. The gasket can be used to fill the irregularities between the sealing surfaces. The role of the gasket is determined its material.In general, the gasket material is not hard, and the common gasket material is like pad paper, rubber, asbestos,silicone rubber, cork, felt, fiberglass, plastic polymer and copper, etc. The quality of the sealing gasket determines the service life of the plate heat exchanger. Everyone must check the sealing gasket when selecting the plate heat exchanger.