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Types of Flanges

Businesses in a variety of industries rely on flanges to join pipes or components together or to keep equipment secured to a surface. When it comes to choosing the best types of flange for your processes, you’ll want to take the time to research the different options...

Threaded Flange

Threaded flanges are probably the most recognisable of all flanges due to their screw thread design that is used to connect it to the pipe. Threaded flanges, also known as screwed flanges (for obvious reasons), require a male and female thread to create a connection...

Slip On Flange

A slip-on flange can also be known as a hubbed flange, which, as the name suggests, has a hub with a very low profile. Why is this important? Because this type of ring type joint gasket has an internal diameter larger than the connecting pipe, allowing you to slide it...

Weld Neck Flange

Also known as tapered hub flanges or high hub flanges, weld neck flanges are a specific type of gasket with a protruding ridge and long neck used to connect pipework and provide you with a high-quality seal. Weld neck flanges, in particular, are a popular choice when...

Nitrile vs Viton® – What is the Difference?

As you start to make a decision about what type of O-rings to purchase for your business, you might wonder what material is the most suitable for your unique needs. Every business operation has different requirements for their O-rings, such as the temperature,...

Aflas vs Viton

When it comes to choosing O ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll find that there are a wide range of materials on offer for you to choose from. Many people find that the options can seem quite overwhelming, with some materials having similar properties but offering...

EPDM Gasket

Both the automotive and construction industries have started to use EPDM gaskets more frequently in recent times. This rubber material is UV light resistant and has many fantastic properties that make this part highly effective for a wide range of processes. Keep...

Metal Gaskets

When comparing gaskets for use within your business processes, you’ll find that these can be made from a variety of materials. Metal gaskets are a very popular option, offering many advantages over other materials. When looking at sealing product options, make sure...

AFLAS o ring

O rings come in many different dimensions, thicknesses, and materials. And it is the various different materials that o rings can be manufactured from that make each o ring unique and suitable for specific applications. In fact, there are hundreds of different types...

O Ring Vulcanization Process

With years of o ring knowledge and experience in o ring vulcanization, we're one of the leading experts in providing the right sealing solution for you. To view our full range, visit our O-ring product page, with a wide selection and something to match every...

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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.  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.

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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. 

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