Black, Paul H. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
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Deformable material used to make a pressure-tight joint between stationary parts, such as cylinder head and cylinder, that may require occasional separation. Gaskets are known as static seals, as compared with packing or dynamic seals. In packings the parts are frequently in motion, as in piston rods and valve stems. See also: Pressure seal
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