Comparative Study of Formed-In-Place Gasketing Anaerobic and Silicone Chemistry Experimental and Finite Element Analysis
Chutke S.P,  Kurkute V.K,  Kamble P.D
- A gasket is a material located between two flanges which are retained together by fasteners. By completing filling the gap between the surfaces of the flange the leakage is prevented with the help of gasket. Traditional solid gasket may fail due to relaxation, creep, surface irregularities, due to vibration and thermal expansion.
This paper proposes the methodology of testing and validation of the flange joints by the use of Finite element analysis in which chemical compounds are used as a gasketing material. Chemical Gasketing also called FIPG (Formed in place gasket) is the latest offering in flange sealing. Due to pre-developed automation and processing technology Silicone FIPG emerged first in the auto industry. Further development Anaerobic gasketing was also introduced which cure in the absence of air, and its ideal for small flange gaps where they cure rapidly. Anaerobic sealants cure into high modulus thermoset plastic films with good shear strength and comparatively high compressive modulus.
The further study evaluates these two different chemistries used in FIPG which are Anaerobic and Silicone and its implication towards sealing functionality in loading conditions.
Keywords- Anaerobic, Finite element analysis, Formed-In-Gasketing, Silicone
Cite this Article
Chutke S.P,  Kurkute V.K,  Kamble P.D,   "Comparative Study of Formed-In-Place Gasketing Anaerobic and Silicone Chemistry Experimental and Finite Element Analysis"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.4, Issue 2, pp.1304-1307, May 2016, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1602231.pdf