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. 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 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 of 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.