We cut and produce a vast, wide and ever-changing variety of seals and gaskets at Breiner Non-Metallics. The final functionality of these parts boils down to two important aspects: the material used, and the shape or style of seal the material is cut into.
While the choice for material used is reliant on what the seal will be coming into contact with, the seal’s shape or style is mostly dependent on what environment it’s designed for or what purpose it’s meant to serve. Some of the most common uses for the products we create include:
• Liquid and gas seals
Probably the most popular and well-known use for our products is sealing pipes, pumps and related equipment against the leakage or ingress of liquids or gasses at any connection points.
• Environmental seals and mountings
Environmental seals and gaskets serve the critical function of protecting internal electronics, digital displays and other important components from moisture, dust, dirt and other contaminants.
At Breiner Non-Metallics, we pride ourselves on being flexible and able to create seals and gaskets customized to your exact needs for every unique application. No project is routine to us, although there are some standard seal types we see requested more often than others:
• Pipe flange gaskets
In plumbing, pipe and filtration applications, flange gaskets are reliable liquid seals that can be designed in a couple of styles. Full-faced seals cover the entirety of the flange and are easily recognizable by the design characteristic of included holes for bolts to pass through the gasket as they make their connection. Inner bolt circle (IBC) seals sit within the circle of bolts keeping the two sides connected. If a flange is particularly large or an unusual shape, we can also produce segmented seals in multiple parts that, when compressed, provide a continuous barrier within the joint.
• Non-conductive electrical gaskets
Typically manufactured from neoprene, EPDM synthetic rubber and silicones but available in a wide range of materials, electrical insulator gaskets support and protect electrical conductors while restricting the flow of an electric current. In addition, these seals will protect environments against dust, moisture and a range of chemicals.
• Heat exchanger gaskets
Compressed non-asbestos and solid and sponge rubbers are among the high-strength materials manufactured to withstand extreme high temperatures of heat exchangers or other applications involving flame, steam, exhaust or combustible fluids.
• Noise- and vibration-dampening seals
Gaskets are primarily used to create a tight leak-proof seal between two surfaces or objects, but they’re capable of doing even more! Industrial and HVAC machinery are common examples where gaskets also work to reduce the transmission of sound and vibration. Materials that possess a combination of resiliency and compressibility can help extend equip life and improve performance.
Whether you need one special seal for a new prototype product or 10,000 to keep your manufacturing up and running efficiently, Breiner has more than 70 years of experience in sealing every type of mechanical, industrial and all-purpose connection points. Using an expansive collection of materials across a wide range of industries, Breiner is ready to get your project sealed tight. Reach out to our experts today with any questions or specifics about your sealing needs.