EPDM gaskets have a very good water and steam resistance, however they do not hold up well to animal fats, oil and most acids because of their polymer structure. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a USP Class VI material that, and operates best in a temperate range of (-30° - 300°F). EPDM has better resistivity to general cleaning chemicals than silicone.
Sanitary gaskets are used widely in the food, dairy, beverage, biotech, pharmaceutical, and all other sanitary Process industries to seal clamp connections in sanitary pipe lines. Flanged sanitary gaskets are manufactured with flanges to aid in installation.
Rubber Fab's 1"-4" Type I gaskets are:
FDA CFR 177.2600
FDA CFR 177.1550
Chapter 87 & 88, U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI-121 degrees C Certification 3A
ADI Free (Animal Derived Ingredient Free) certified
Manufactured according to cGMP Guidelines
Gaskets and Seals are non-returnable.
What type of material should I use?
While we are prohibited from recommending a gasket type, we do offer a Chemical Resistance Chart (new window) that matches the resistance level of gasket materials to the different chemicals / food products you may be using. We may suggest using an A- or B-rated gasket for your particular application.
California Proposition 65 Information:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon black (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Temperature Range: -30°F to +300°F
Acid Resistance: Good
Alkali Resistance: Good
Petroleum Oil Resistance: Poor
Vegetable Oil Resistance: Good
Abrasion Resistance: Excellent
Compression Resistance: Fair
Ethanol < 10%: Excellent
Ethanol 10% to 40%: Excellent
Ethanol > 40%: Excellent
Glacier Tanks will accept returns of website standard stocking items, but only if:
The item is new, unused, and in resalable condition;
You notify Glacier Tanks and request a return authorization within 30 days of your receipt of the item;
You return the item to Glacier Tanks, postage/shipping prepaid within 5 days of Glacier Tanks' return authorization (RMA);
Once your items have been received by Glacier Tanks and verified to be unused, we will refund your purchase price, less shipping costs. Returns will incur a 15% restocking fee. Return shipping costs are your responsibility and shall not be paid by Glacier Tanks.
The following items are non-returnable:
All Gaskets & Seals
Special or Discounted items - labeled by button color:
Please be sure you understand and agree to any drawings supplied to you prior to purchase of custom or special order items. Payment of deposits for custom or special order items indicates your approval and acceptance of such custom or special order items.