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Protecting your seals

Dust gets everywhere.  We see it across the surfaces of our homes and even in our workplaces, especially when the light shines through to show it in its full glory!  However, dust that seeps and builds up within engineering equipment can be disastrous.  Causing damage...

Importance of durometer testing

Durometer or shore durometer is a way for industry professionals to measure how hard such things as plastic, rubber, and non-metallic materials genuinely are.  Its focus is to measure on a Shore A or Shore D scale, looking at how robust material is when examining its...

Metal Detectable O Rings

Metal detectable o rings became a necessary must when it was identified that some chemicals, exposure to extreme temperatures, and continuous vibrations could cause failings in standard o rings.  Failings that not only mean a breaking of the seal, but there is also an...

Tips for best o ring maintenance

If o rings are not maintained, leaks can occur, and water and other fluids can enter the appliance or application, and even product in the mix!  If this happens, damage can occur to internal parts and mechanisms, causing deployment failings, potential false readings,...

What you need to know about O Ring Lubricants

Silicone grease and lubricants aren’t just a nice to have for o rings, but they can quite often be a must-have.  However, with so many greases and lubricants to choose from, it can often be a minefield choosing the best ones and the right ones for your o ring and...

O Ring Replacement

Replacing an O Ring in pressure washer wands is probably one of the most common replacements you'll find when working with seals.  Unfortunately, O Rings don't last forever, and over time they do deteriorate, and you will require an O Ring replacement.  It's important...

Reasons behind seal failure and a look into seal replacement

Unfortunately, there are occasions where O-rings, in particular, fail.  The failure of these seals is not simply due to one factor, but various factors that can occur across a range of applications – hence why locating the exact cause of such problems is just that, a...

Gaskets and seals for Aerospace

Gaskets and seals used for aerospace applications and equipment must be of premium quality and to a substantially high standard.  They are used across a range of applications such as radars, antennas, lighting, access panels, electrical conductivity, pressure sealing,...

Finding the best sealing materials for Food Grade Applications

You will find rubber seals across various industries, providing an important element and operating as a vital fixing across a wide range of different applications and equipment.  However, these FDA gaskets must follow strict, set guidelines, in terms of their material...

The Evolution of Gasket Solutions

When we talk about gaskets and the history of a gasket, we must start at the very beginning.  What is a gasket?  Ultimately, a gasket is a manufactured seal that is used to fill the gap/space between two or more surfaces.  Gaskets are typically manufactured by cutting...

Purpose of a Kammprofile Gasket

kammprofile gasket purposeThe 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 layer of graphite (or other composition sheet material), they can handle pressures from vacuum to Class 2500 and temperatures of beyond 1090oC. 

These reasons alone are why you will find a large number of kammprofile gaskets being used on oil rigs and refineries, where they continuously deal with high compressive loads. 

Kammprofile gasket design 

There are three different styles to a kammprofile gasket.  A ring, a floating guide ring, and a fixed guide ring.  

All consisting of a sealing core metal, with a corrugated core.  They have a flexible layer which helps them to withstand high compression levels and create tight seals. 

Gaskets are made from materials such as stainless steel, nickel, aluminium, solid silicone, neoprene, Viton, and cork. 

However, no matter the type of material used, the gasket ultimately has to be flexible enough to adapt and fit into tight and irregular spaces, within pipes and fuel tanks specifically. 

You will mainly find kammprofile gaskets on older seals, as kammprofiles are not only reliable but they have a flexible construction. 

Used within chemical industries as well as on oil rigs and refineries.  Kammprofile gaskets can provide: 

  • Excellent recovery and compression 
  • Bolt stress relaxation and creep 
  • Joint tightness even under extreme pressures 
  • Consistency even through temperature fluctuations 
  • Flange rotation. 

Kammprofile gaskets also offer great value and better sealability compared to their other gasket counterparts, especially when considering surface defects in the operating environment. 

High quality, precision made gaskets, will also last much longer and require much less maintenance.  

Importance of Kammprofile gaskets 

Kammprofile gaskets are traditionally used to seal boilers, pipes and fuel tanks.  Even car and lorry engines are fitted with gaskets, helping to create a tight seal between cylinders! 

In the oil and gas industries, kammprofile gaskets offer optimum performance due to the tightness the grooved gasket they can provide. 

Within chemical sectors, kammprofile gaskets are used to manage the equipment in differing and frequently changing environments, especially relating to temperature and pressure and can mainly be found in pipelines and heat exchangers. 

In power plants, kammprofiles are used with manhole covers, for pressurisers and steam generators. 

Available in various shapes and sizes, as well as also being able to be custom designed, kammprofile gaskets ultimately act as an effective sealant that provides complete safety when used under differing conditions. 

A gasket that works well under pressure and is excellent in industrial situations. 

Kammprofile gaskets have a lot going for them.  For example, and a short recap: – 

  • They can withstand high pressure 
  • They’re effective in high temperatures 
  • They offer flexibility and functional recovery 
  • They’re suitable for highly corrosive fluid joints 
  • They have an impressive load-bearing capability 

There are several different types of kammprofile gaskets available and Specialist Sealing Products can help advise on, and offer you the most suitable one to meet your specifications. 

With kammprofiles available to provide outstanding reliability across any situation, offering an excellent alternative to metal jacketed gaskets, offering the same tightness as spiral wound gaskets, as well as offering material and sealing element options too, make sure to call us today to find out more. 

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