Type E gaskets are designed for full protection of flanges, and have the same outside diameter as the flange. Each gasket has precision-located bolt holes. Upon installation, it is recommended that tape be wrapped around the outside of the flange to prevent foreign material from lodging between the exposed portions and causing "shorting out" of the flanges. All Type E gaskets are easily centered with the flange inside diameter. Gaskets with slightly larger outside diameters are available on request.