Metal gasket having support portions
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-31
The IP.com Prior Art Database
This disclosure relates to a mono-layer or multi-layer, substantially metallic flat gasket comprising a metal sheet layer having at least one support portion for receiving pressing forces that act upon the gasket during the mounting and/or during the operation thereof. The support portion can surround an opening of the flat gasket to be sealed as a whole or partially, or can be provided at a different location of the gasket. The support portion can also be combined with a spring-resilient bead, wherein the support portion serves as a stopper for said bead and the bead can be provided in the same metal sheet layer as the support portion or in a different layer of the flat gasket.