Anatomy of a Failed Gasket

In understanding how a hygienic seal works, it’s becomes important sometimes to understand why a hygienic seal fails. Either Over-Tightening or Under-Tightening a seal will cause serious problems to a sanitary system.

An over-tightened gasket will:

  • Extrude into the I.D. obstructing flow and collect soil
  • Extrude beyond the O.D.
  • Crack, tear and rip and hold bacteria
  • Become permanently deformed jeopardizing sealing surface and product integrity
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