Almond, 1/8 Inch, 1/4 Inch, 3/8 Inch, 1/2 Inch Compression Gland Gasket and Inserts
Pictured above are (TOP – Friction Washer), (MIDDLE – Gaskets), (BOTTOM – Inserts)
When using the 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch gasket/inserts, it is best to have a Compression Gland Base that is bored out to 1/2 inch. The instruments come normally with the Compression Gland Base bored to 1/4 inch. If you are going to use all sizes from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch, it is suggested to purchase an extra Compression Gland Base that is bored to 1/2 inch to ensure optimal use of the sealing system.
The Compression Gland Gasket and Insert can be quickly removed by un-screwing the Compression Gland Screw, removing the insert and gasket and replacing them with the desired sized gasket and insert. For a tutorial on this click here.
The Friction Washer is red color and fits between the Compression Gland Screw and the Compression Gland Insert. It simply keeps the metal from rubbing and chafing. If you need a replacement, contact us directly.
Maintenance for the Compression Gland is simple but necessary. Check out the PMS Instrument Company Resources page for more information.