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The importance of backup rings to O rings

Backup rings are ultimately used to help stop o ring migration, and they achieve this in both static and dynamic fluid power applications as the pressure cycles occur, preventing the extrusion of an o ring in the gap.  Ultimately a backup ring is a rigid ring that...

Gasket manufacturing process explained

Specialist Sealing Products have been providing high-quality gaskets to customers throughout the UK for many years. We pride ourselves in the range of gaskets we have available, suitable for a variety of applications across a range of industries.  Rubber gaskets are...

Designing seals for the food industry

There’s a number of factors to take into consideration when designing seals for the food industry. That’s because seals used within this sector need to work exceptionally hard in all food processing environments where hygiene and health and safety are of the utmost...

Storing your gaskets!

A strange headline for a gasket article, we know.  However, it’s an important area and one, which in this sector is often overlooked.  When we think about most products or items in and around our homes and business, we will recognise that most come with manufacturing...

Flange Gasket materials – What you need to know

Getting the most out of flange gasket materials and ensuring the performance of the gasket is not affected when you come to use it, means several things must be taken into consideration.  For example, factors such as their design, how they’re manufactured, installed,...

Spiral Wound Gaskets and Sheet Gaskets

Gaskets come in a range of different shapes and sizes.  All are offering similar functionality; gaskets are produced using a range of different materials to suit a range and a variety of environmental factors, industrial uses, and product requirements.  When it comes...

Benefits of Kammprofile Gaskets

Used to prevent leakage, gaskets are constructed to fit between a range of different sizes and types of surfaces in order to provide the perfect seal.  Typically used in pipes and heat exchangers, gaskets are widely used as industrial sealants.  Kammprofile gaskets,...

Purpose of a Kammprofile Gasket

The ultimate purpose of a gasket is to stop leaks while being able to deal with varying levels of compression.  When it comes to Kammprofile gaskets, these are ideal for standard pipeline and heat exchanger applications.  As due to their grooved metalcore, with a...

Are your gaskets completely compliant?

In industries where gaskets are not just important but essential, there are numerous challenges to be faced and considerations to take on board.  This is especially true when it comes to making sure this “essential” element is also compliant.  With the implementation...

Everything you need to know about Manway Gaskets

When it comes to manway gaskets, we want to keep things simple, introducing them as the small sealing ring found in hatches/openings that are constructed for large tanks. Openings which give people access to the inside of the aforementioned tanks and vessels. The...

Benefits of Kammprofile Gaskets

kammprofile gasket benefitsUsed to prevent leakage, gaskets are constructed to fit between a range of different sizes and types of surfaces in order to provide the perfect seal.  Typically used in pipes and heat exchangers, gaskets are widely used as industrial sealants. 

Kammprofile gaskets, however, can, and are, used in much more challenging applications.   

Those such as chemical plants, high-pressure manufacturing plants, or those sectors and industries using high-pressure hydrocarbons. 

The benefits of using kammprofile gaskets are wide and varied for each individual application. 

Below, we’ve highlighted the key benefits that kammprofile gaskets have to offer. 

  1. They maintain stability in high temperatures and high-pressure applications.  Kammprofile gaskets are incredibly durable and can provide enough resistance that they instantly act as a capable sealant.  This level of stability and adhesive structuring is especially beneficial in manufacturing and research plants where high pressure and fluctuating temperatures are the norm. 
  2. They offer a flexible seal.  Due to their complete stability, kammprofile gaskets can perform efficiently at differing levels of stress seat testing.  Meaning that no matter the different bolt loads, flanges, or installation errors, kammprofile gaskets provide excellent results time and time again.  This low seating stress also helps to reduce any concerns when it comes to gasket removal. 
  3. Damage to flanges is minimal.  This is because the serrated metal core is covered by a soft material such as PTFE, graphite, aluminium, or silver.  Offering complete flexibility as well as being tightly compacted between surfaces, causing minimal damage. 
  4. Kammprofile gaskets offer value for money mainly because they are reusable! Manufacturers of kammprofile gaskets regularly refurbish used gaskets for industrial users, helping to add to your savings over the years and increase the lifespan of your gaskets overall. 
  5. They’re resistant to hazardous chemicals.  Kammprofile gaskets are ideal for resisting hazardous chemicals, as they offer a sealing function that works with all machine parts that deal with such substances.  For you, this means the chance of leakages is reduced, and safety on site can be ensured. 
  6. Kammprofilegaskets last longer.  Not only can these types of gaskets be reused, but because of the sturdiness of the kammprofile gasket and the materials in which they are manufactured, they also last longer too.  Reducing your maintenance costs while continuing to add value. 

Today, Kammprofile gaskets are available as grooved, metallic and corrugated metallic gaskets, and they can also be custom designed depending on their desired use.  

For those operating within chemical industries, or for large vessels, oil rigs and refineries, kammprofile gaskets can also handle bolt stress relaxation and creep, can provide joint tightness even under the most extreme pressures, they have outstanding compression and recovery ability, and no matter the differing temperatures they are exposed to they offer a perfect level of consistency throughout. 

Within these specific operating environments, it’s also important to use gaskets that can help to counteract surface defects — offering a higher level of sealability in some instances than a spiral wound gasket can. 

Kammprofile gaskets aren’t the cheapest option in the gasket market, but they do offer considerable value for money.  Plus, with their reported low failure rate and worldwide use across so many different applications, kammprofile gaskets can provide you with the perfect sealant to meet a wide range of specifications. 

To talk through your kammprofile gasket requirements, speak to the experts at Specialist Sealing Products today, we’d be happy to help. 

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