Accession Number : ADD018224
Title : Fluidtight Door Gasket.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 May 94, patented 10 Sep 96,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Rowe, Marlin D ; McMullin, Francis A
Report Date : 10 Sep 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : A gasket for watertight/airtight sealing of individual-acting movable structural closures (such as shipboard doors, hatches and scuttles), featuring utilization of silicone rubber material in a specifically proportioned rectangular-parallel-epipedoid shape having two 45 deg chamfers and a lengthwise intermediate semicylindrical groove. The gasket's superior sealing properties derive from its configuration and composition as well as its resultant unsusceptibility to permanent set. The gasket is softer and hence easier and quicker to install, performs better in a fire environment, has a significantly longer life expectancy, requires far less maintenance and overall affords substantial savings.
Descriptors : *FLUIDS, *SEALING COMPOUNDS, *DOORS, *GASKETS, *WATERTIGHT DOORS, ENVIRONMENTS, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), MATERIALS, SHIPBOARD, FIRES, HATCHES, SILICONES, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, PATENTS
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Adhesives, Seals and Binders
Elastomers and Rubber
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE