Case Study

Water Pump: Select-a-Seal Durability and Robustness

Rubber Coated Metal (RCM)

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A study of a nitrile-coated steel gasket for a water pump revealed significant differences in durability under different flange thicknesses and bolt torques.

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The Select-a-Seal® gasket exhibited much more consistent performance over a range of conditions — demonstrating its flexibility in providing a durable, robust solution.

Test Cycle:

-40°C to 125°C Continuous Cycle, 4 hours total (6 complete cycles per day) 30 psi continuous Anti-Freeze pressure, static charge — non-circulating ROI:

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  • Lower warranty claims
  • Eliminate field complaints
  • Improve customer satisfaction