Preventing corrosion in aircraft and ensuring structures such as antennas, panels, and windows are protected from moisture requires the use of gaskets with unique sealing properties. Av-DEC polyurethane conductive and non-conductive gaskets are sealing systems designed with unique mesh carriers for use in these specific applications. These gasket systems are pre-cured, making for an easier application process during installation, maintenance, and repair tasks. HI-TAK conductive and non-conductive panel gaskets take the "Apply and Fly™" approach, which brings real-time application to aircraft repairs and installation activities. The benefits OEMs and service bureaus stand to gain include:
Av-DEC HI-TAK panel gasket systems are gaskets built from polyurethane gel sealant and an aluminum mesh or skeleton which acts as a conductive carrier. Conductive gaskets are also pre-cured and die-cut to make their application a straightforward process. This innovative design and development approach drives the "Apply and Fly™" capability of conductive HI-TAK panel gaskets.
Av-DEC offers a diverse catalog of conductive HI-TAK panel gaskets. These gaskets come in different sizes and configurations with an aluminum skeleton integrated into the polyurethane sealant. The Av-DEC conductive gasket catalog includes:
Av-DEC non-conductive HI-TAK panel gasket systems are designed and built with polyurethane sealant and a non-conductive mesh. Unlike Av-DEC conductive gaskets, multiple mesh options are available to fit the wide-ranging needs of differing application specifications. Non-conductive HI-TAK panel gaskets can have meshes developed from fiberglass, nylon, PTFE, and polypropylene. The non-conductive gasket options available for installation, maintenance, and repair tasks include:
Both the conductive and non-conductive Av-DEC HI-TAK panel gaskets offer diverse benefits, to include:
The HI-TAK panel gaskets are designed to showcase the 20-plus years of experience Av-DEC engineers have acquired in preventing corrosion in aircraft. Now, Av-DEC Polyurethane Rolled Sealants (PRS) can also be die-cut to serve as gaskets. The conductive, non-conductive, and PRS panel gaskets can be used to protect the following structures: