Preventing Gasket Failure Part 1: Compression Set
Die-cut foam gaskets play a critical part in the performance of a wide range of products from automotive headlight seals to dishwashers, to compressors or blowers in an HVAC unit. And yet, with improper design or incorrect material specifications, these die-cut foam gaskets can fail… rendering the more expensive equipment and parts that they support ineffective. There are several things that can impact the longevity of a gasket that can be addressed with proper material selection. One of these is compression set, which will be addressed in this post.