In piping, a Gasket is sealing material placed between connecting flanges to create a static seal, which will maintain the leakage proof sealing in all operating conditions. Different types of gaskets are used to achieve the leak proof sealing between the pipe flange. The primary function of gaskets is to seal the irregularities of each face of the flange so that there will be no leakage of the service fluid from the flange joint.
A leak from the flange joint can be disastrous. A flange leak results in loss of product and energy. No plant operator wants leaking of toxic or hazardous material that can harm human and environment. The gasket can help in achieving reliable sealing to prevent the leak from the flange joints.