Definitions for gasketˈgæs kɪt
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seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
Any mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression.
A material which may be clamped between faces and acts as a static seal. Gaskets may be cut, formed, or molded to the desired configuration. - ASTM
Any of a wide variety of seals or packings used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid. - American Heritage Dictionary
a line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket
the plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps
any ring or washer of packing
Origin: [Cf. F. garcette, It. gaschetta, Sp. cajeta caburn, garceta reef point.]
A gasket is a mechanical seal which fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression. Gaskets allow "less-than-perfect" mating surfaces on machine parts where they can fill irregularities. Gaskets are commonly produced by cutting from sheet materials. Gaskets for specific applications, such as high pressure steam systems, may contain asbestos. However, due to health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, non-asbestos gasket materials are used when practical. It is usually desirable that the gasket be made from a material that is to some degree yielding such that it is able to deform and tightly fills the space it is designed for, including any slight irregularities. A few gaskets require an application of sealant directly to the gasket surface to function properly. Some gaskets are made entirely of metal and rely on a seating surface to accomplish the seal; the metal's own spring characteristics are utilized. This is typical of some "ring joints" or some other metal gasket systems such as those made by Grayloc. These joints are known as R-con and E-con compressive type joints.
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