PACKINGS, GASKETS, AND SEALS


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PACKINGS, GASKETS, AND SEALS
PACKINGS, GASKETS, AND SEALSby Matthew Tones and James DragoPackings, gaskets, and seals are materials used to control or stop leakage of fluids (liquids and/or gases) or of solid dry products through mechanical clearances when the contained material is under pressure or vacuum. The mechanical clearances to be sealed may be between either fixed or moving components.Gaskets are compressible materials installed between two sealing surfaces, which normally exist between parallel flanges or concentric cylinders. Sealing of flat flange gaskets is effected by compressive loading achieved through bolting or other mechanical means. The full-face gasket in a flat fa…
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Ali M. Sadegh, Ph.D.; William M. Worek, Ph.D.: Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition. PACKINGS, GASKETS, AND SEALS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018), AccessEngineering Export