Seals are the most crucial element of a fluid power system, and the engineers at Gallagher have spent more than 60 years cultivating their fluid power sealing skills.
Fluid power seals need to be able to survive higher pressures and more extreme conditions, while having to seal against evolving fluids.
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Case History #ST091 – A Chemical Processing Plant Success Story
- Location: USA
- Industry: Chemical Processing
- Plant: Nitric Acid – Fertilizers
- Application: Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger
- Material of Construction: Zirconium
- Temperature: 232°C / 450°F
- Pressure: 10.3bar / 150psi Flange: Ø1651mm / 65”
- Previous Gasket: Fiber sheet gasket (exfoliated vermiculite)
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DuPont™ Kalrez® – Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
The drive to reduce costs and environmental concerns have caused many design and processing engineers to turn to perfluoroelastomer sealing parts as the most cost-effective sealing solutions. The value-in-use of perfluoroelastomer can be proven in operating conditions where conventional elastomers fail. Even under less arduous conditions, DuPont Kalrez perfluoroelastomer seals can be the best solution, as they can last significantly longer than conventional sealing solutions.
Economics depend on the total system cost
When considering the economics of elastomeric seals, it is vital to look beyond the total cost related to the sealing solution. The total system cost in use is the sum of the cost of the O-ring seal plus the installation cost plus the downtime cost (including loss of productivity through leakage and clean-up costs).
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