We suggest using LOCTITE SF 7240 or LOCTITE SF 7649 activator that can significantly increase the curing speed.

Gaskets are subject to environmental factors such as temperature, different pressures, relative movements etc. The most common causes of failure are: 1. Gasket displacement, 2. Relaxation & creep, 3. surface irregularities, 4. Flange bowing or 5. Flange deformation.

Typical rigid flanges are usually castings with flat sealing surfaces, specially developed to transmit forces and reduce relative movement between two parts. The zero gap resulting when two parts are joined is sealed with anaerobic LOCTITE gasketing products.

Typical flexible flanges are sealed with silicone-based sealing materials. For this there are products resistant to different media such as oil and glycol.

T-joints have to be sealed with silicones. The existing movements in a T-joint are not tolerated by anaerobic products. Even if the flanges are rigid, silicone must be used here as well.

Gasket dressings are used for improving the sealing performance of pre-cut compression gaskets. The pre-cut compression gasket must be coated on both sides.

Basically all pre-cut compression gaskets can be replaced with liquid equivalents.
Exceptions are exhaust manifold gaskets and pre-cut compression gaskets that have to create a defined gap, e.g. cylinder head gaskets.