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Transportation Inflatable Seals and Gaskets

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Railcar Door Inflatable Seals

Seals in railcars must be able to withstand a demanding environment to ensure passenger safety. Modern passenger railroad cars are manufactured with inflatable seals made with low-smoke silicone and used in conjunction with sliding doors. These seals must resist smoke generation, flame propagation, and toxic fume build-up. Compression seals for windows and hatches have also been designed and manufactured using this new material.

Automobile Test Shed Inflatable Door Seals

Airtight enclosures help automotive engineers evaluate carburetor and fuel tank vent evaporative emissions. The doors to the cells slide vertically or horizontally and are sealed gas tight by axially expanding EPDM, or neoprene inflatable seals. Warmed up test vehicles are pushed into hot soak enclosures and escaping fuel vapors are measured by instruments outside the test cells.

Firetruck Cab Inflatable Seal 

Firetrucks are designed with a weathertight seal placed between the service compartment and cab. Inflatable seals can be configured in an axial U-shape or rectangular configurations and mounted across the head and down the jambs of the service compartment opening of fire-apparatus tilt cab. When maintenance is required, the seals are deflated to allow the cab to tilt forward.

Truck Tailgate Inflatable Seal

Inflatable seals can be effectively used on the cab doors, tailgate, and cargo box side gates on military trucks and other vehicles to keep them watertight.

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