Gasket Guide - The Unsung Heroes of Sealing


When it comes to industrial and mechanical applications, there are a multitude of components working together to ensure optimal performance. Among these often-overlooked heroes of sealing solutions are gaskets. A.R. Thomson Group is a leading expert in gaskets and sealing solutions, and in this guest blog, we'll explore what gaskets are, their importance, and how they can be the key to a leak-free, efficient operation.

What Are Gaskets?

Gaskets are mechanical seals that are used to prevent the escape of fluids or gases and to maintain airtight or watertight conditions between two or more surfaces. They come in various shapes, materials, and designs to meet specific sealing requirements. These simple yet crucial components play a significant role in preventing leaks and ensuring the integrity of industrial processes.

Importance of Proper Gasket Selection

Selecting the right gasket for your application is essential. The wrong gasket material or design can lead to leaks, inefficiencies, and costly downtime. At A.R. Thomson Group, we understand the significance of proper gasket selection. Our experts can guide you in choosing the right gasket material, whether it's rubber, metal, or composite, and assist in determining the best design to meet your specific needs.

Gasket Categories

Common Gasket Types

There are several common gasket types, each with its unique properties and ideal applications:

  1. Spiral Wound Gaskets: These are ideal for high-temperature and high-pressure applications. They consist of a metal winding strip and a filler material.

  2. Ring Joint Gaskets: Designed for high-pressure and high-temperature applications, ring joint gaskets are typically used in the oil and gas industry.

  3. Rubber Gaskets: Made from materials like neoprene, EPDM, or silicone, rubber gaskets are suitable for a wide range of applications.

  4. Metal Gaskets: These gaskets are typically used in applications where extreme temperature and pressure conditions are encountered.

Customized Solutions

A.R. Thomson Group is known for providing customized gasket solutions that cater to the unique needs of our clients. Our engineering expertise and commitment to quality ensure that your gasket solutions will perform reliably and efficiently.


Gaskets may be small components, but they play a significant role in ensuring the efficiency and safety of industrial processes. Choosing the right gasket material, design, and size is essential to prevent leaks and maintain optimal performance.

At A.R. Thomson Group, we have been a trusted name in gasket and sealing solutions for years. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction makes us the go-to choice for gasket needs. For more information on our gaskets and services, please visit A.R. Thomson Group.

Contact us today, and let us assist you in finding the perfect sealing solution for your unique application.