Flexible graphite GRAFOIL® gaskets
Grafoil graphite gaskets offer superior high temperature performance
Grafoil flexible graphite gaskets provide superior performance for high temperature sealing applications.
Flexible graphite Grafoil gaskets roll products are manufactured from pure flexible graphite containing no binders or fillers which limit the performance and application range of most other sealing products, and offer gaskets with superior high temperature gasketing and sealing.
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR GRAFOIL® Flexible Graphite roll materials
-Density: 70 lb./ft.3 (1.1 g/cc)
-Thickness: .005", .010", .015 ", .020", .025 ", .030 ", .040", .060"
-Length: 25' through 1000'+
-Width: 24" and 39.4" (1 meter)
Both are available in style GTTM B, the standard industrial grade, and GTTM A, which is designed for the stringent requirements of the nuclear industry.
A special GrafTech Carbon Company process introducing a non-metallic, inorganic inhibitor, produces two more grades of corrosion and oxidation resistant GRAFOIL®
- grades GTTM K for industrial applications
- GTTM J for gaskets used in nuclear service.
-Density: 70 lb./ft.3 sheet used for all fabrications
-Nominal Thickness: 1/32", 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" and up
-Size: 24"x24", 39.4"x39.4" (MxM), 60"x60"
flexible graphite DIE-CUT GASKETS and GRAFOIL® Gaskets
GRAFOIL® flexible graphite gaskets manufactured from sheet or roll products will compact under only moderate bolt loads to fill even microscopic irregularities in nearly every fluid sealing application. Small surface irregularities are more easily filled under lighter bolt loads, thus, reducing the need for costly surface refinishing. Since there is negligible cold flow or creep, the need for periodic precision bolt tightening is significantly reduced.
RIBBON PACK™, made from corrugated GRAFOIL® Flexible Graphite, is a versatile product with universal application. It is designed to provide the user with the flexibility to form all graphite endless rings for any size pump or valve stuffing box.
GRAFOIL® Universal CRINKLE GASKET TAPE can be used on the job site to form gaskets as small as three inches in diameter. For large applications over eighteen inches in diameter GRAFOIL® PLAIN TAPE is available. Both are also ideal for emergency repair or leaking flanges.
Customizing ring density to maximize sealability is Sealing Devices Inc.'s specialty. All packing ring styles meet MIL-P-24503.
Fabricated from RIBBON PACKTM, GRAFOIL® DIE-MOLDED PACKING RINGS are predensified for ease of installation. They are precision sized to fit the dimension tolerances of valve and pump stuffing boxes and require minimum run-in. GRAFOIL® DIE-MOLDED RINGS create leak-tight seals with only 1/3 to 1/2 of the gland pressure required by other packings.
Grade GTTM K exhibits all of the superior fluid sealing characteristics associated with GRAFOIL® Flexible Graphite. It is the grade used in most standard industrial applications. Grade GTTM R is a premium grade developed for use in nuclear applications. It is certified to meet the most rigorous purity specifications of the nuclear industry, including General Electric NEDC-31735P.
LAMINATED RINGS are fabricated from sheet stock. The material is cured to the desired thickness and density and then precision cut to exacting dimensional tolerances. The process allows for custom cross-sectional profiles where the application or design warrants it. Laminated rings are available in all material styles.
Grafoil® (US Patent No. 3,404,061), is a registered trademark of Ucar Carbon Technology Corporation.