ASTM

Over the years we have been asked many questions about the ASTM D1056 specification.   To help our customers we have decided to write an ASTM D1056 Summary to provide the basics on this popular specification.

We have also posted an ASTM D1056 Variations section to explain the many changes in terminology to this specification over the past 50 plus years.

The ASTM D1056 Summary and Variations can be viewed here:  http://2153556442.com/atlanticgasket2/htdocs/ASTM-D-1056-information.html

Hopefully these pages will help clear up confusion.  If not, please give us a call at 1-800-229-8881 and a member of our Technical Sales Team will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

North Slope of Alaska

We recently received a request from a customer who needed a large diameter 60 durometer Nitrile gasket to be delivered to the North Slope of Alaska the next day.  The plane, full of emergency oil equipment was taking off for the job site at noon the next day and this gasket had to be on that plane.  We cut the part on our waterjet cutter and shipped it to the customer the same day so that it would arrive by 10:30 the next morning.  The package was delivered the next morning as promised and was placed on the customer’s chartered flight that was leaving at noon.  This was just another day at Atlantic Gasket.  When a customer has a requirement and needs parts fast, our first questions are “Tell us what you need” and “How quickly do you need them”.  We have most common rubber and gasketing materials in stock and in-house waterjet cutting capability that allows us to cut any shape part within minutes of receiving a CAD file.  Same day shipments and next day delivery is not an unusual request.  Please contact us and let us know how we can make your life a little easier.  We are always glad to help.

Customer Satisfaction!

20150717_095737Atlantic Gasket prides itself on providing superior service to our extensive customer base. A good example is a recent project for a new customer in need of quick turn-around.

The pictured gasket is made from 1/8” high temperature compressed gasket material, and has a complex shape with 12 cutouts, 53 holes, and a tight tolerance requirement.

Using a customer supplied CAD file, Atlantic had material in stock and furnished a prototype part within 24 hours, requiring no expensive tooling as we utilized our programmable high pressure waterjet cutter which can cut virtually any material to high tolerance.

Upon receiving sample approval, we rapidly cut 25 high quality parts, providing our customer every reason to look to Atlantic for their future gasket requirements!

Laboratory Gaskets

We recently received a request from a customer who required a chemically resistant gasket for a laboratory ventilation system and they presented us with a list of thirteen chemicals that this gasket would need to seal at temperatures up to 250 F.  Upon first review we thought that Viton (Fluoroelastomer) would be the ideal material.  However, in analyzing the list of chemicals we realized that Viton was not compatible with oxygenated ketones, one of Viton’s few weaknesses.  We then started to investigate using PTFE (Teflon) but quickly realized that the PTFE would not hold up against acetates at 250 F.

The next material that we investigated was flexible graphite.   We determined that graphite was the best material for this application and would perform well as a gasket in sealing our customer’s list of chemicals.  This material was readily available and we were able to ship parts the next day allowing our customer to meet his tight schedule.

We love being challenged, so please contact us with your design specifications and we will work to find a timely and economical solution.