Category Archives: Garlock products

The Garlock sealing products section of our blog contains a number of articles dedicated to Garlock seals, diaphragms, expansion joints, shaft seals and much more.

Case Study: Copper Mining Leakage Issues

GYLON EPIX™ 3504 EPXGYLON EPIX™ is a family of gaskets that effectively seals a broader range of applications and is more forgiving during the installation process.  It allows the end user to save valuable turn-around time, reduce re-work, and lower costs, helping them to finish ahead of schedule and under budget.

GYLON EPIX™ features a hexagonal surface profile that provides the torque retention and blowout resistance of a thin gasket and the conformability of a thicker gasket.  GYLON EPIX™ Style 3504 EPX is a high performance, aluminosilicate microsphere filled PTFE sheet material designed for use in moderate concentrations of acids, and caustics, as well as hydrocarbons, refrigerants, and more.


INDUSTRY

Mining

CUSTOMER

Copper Mine

BACKGROUND

Customer reported problems with continuous leaks that required ongoing maintenance and attention taking manpower and resources away from other critical operations for the plant.

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GYLON EPIX™ Reduces Gasket Installation Issues

GYLON EPIX™ is a newly developed family of PTFE gaskets. It is manufactured using a patented, profiled surface based on our proven Fawn, Off-White, and Blue GYLON® to create highly conformable materials for optimum sealing performance.

Watch the video below to learn more about GYLON EPIX™, and how it’s patented
hexagonal surface profile can help you reduce gasket installation issues.

GYLON EPIX™ will provide superior functional performance by combining the traditional attributes of GYLON® with an innovative surface design. It offers a broader range of applications than traditional PTFE gaskets that are used in worn and pitted flanges. In addition, this evolutionary material delivers the tight sealing and load retention properties of 1/16” (1.6mm) and the conformability of 1/8” (3.2mm). The hexagonal profile provides GYLON EPIX™ - 3504 EPXimproved compressibility and recovery. The profiled surface reduces the contact area during initial compression to concentrate the compressive force of the flange for improved sealability.

Designed for increased compressibility, GYLON EPIX™ improves performance in misaligned flanges. The consolidation of two thicknesses to one reduces the need to inventory multiple thicknesses. Garlock is dedicated to providing real sealing solutions that meet real world sealing needs. With an improved design, color-coded materials, and single thickness, GYLON EPIX™ makes sealing easier.

For additional information about specific GYLON EPIX™ products:

GYLON EPIX™ Style 3500 EPX

GYLON EPIX™ Style 3504 EPX

GYLON EPIX™ Style 3510 EPX

Case Study: GYLON EPIX™ 3504 EPX

GYLON EPIX™ - 3504 EPXGYLON EPIX™ is a family of gaskets that effectively seals a broader range of applications and is more forgiving during the installation process.  It allows the end user to save valuable turn-around time, reduce re-work, and lower costs, helping them to finish ahead of schedule and under budget.

GYLON EPIX™ features a hexagonal surface profile that provides the torque retention and blowout resistance of a thin gasket and the conformability of a thicker gasket.  GYLON EPIX™ Style 3504 EPX is a high performance, aluminosilicate microsphere filled PTFE sheet material designed for use in moderate concentrations of acids, and caustics, as well as hydrocarbons, refrigerants, and more.


INDUSTRY

Material Processor

CUSTOMER

Cement Manufacturer

BACKGROUND

The customer experienced gasket leaks in their piping system.  This caused lost time due to repairs and clean-up efforts.

CHALLENGES FACED

Several issues that plagued the system – abrasive media stream caused gasket and flange erosion, and low strength bolts prevented the customer from using higher performance gasketing materials that require higher assembly stresses to properly seal.

GYLON EPIX™ 3504 EPX

OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • Media: Dry Cement
  • Temperature: 185°F (85°C)
  • Pressure: 102 psig (7 bar)
  • Class 150 Raised Face Flanges
  • Grade 2 Bolts (low strengths, 57ksi yield strength)

SOLUTION AND BENEFITS

The customer’s desire to have a sealing solution that could work with flanges in their current condition, as well as the lower strength bolt led to the evaluation of the GYLON EPIX™ 3504 EPX in a 6″ 150# raised face flange.  The 3504 EPX gasket effectively seals the damaged flange faces with the lower strength SAE Grade 2 bolts.


Gallagher is your source for all of your Garlock sealing needs.  If you have further questions regarding the GYLON EPIX™ 3504 EPX, or any other Garlock products, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our engineering department is always ready to help you design a sealing solution to your toughest application!

Introducing Garlock GYLON EPIX™

In a world where we are bombarded with the belief that “more is better”, sealing science contradicts that theory with facts that show “thinner is better” when it comes to gaskets, as they provide improved load retention, pressure resistance and sealability. Yet thicker gaskets have their place for uneven, worn or damaged sealing surfaces. So how does a person make the right choice? What if there was a product that could do both?

Now there is…

GYLON EPIX™ is a family of gaskets that effectively seals a broader range of applications and is more forgiving during the installation process. GYLON EPIX™ allows the end user to save valuable turnaround time, reduce re-work, and lower costs, helping them to finish ahead of schedule and under budget.

Garlock GYLON EPIX™The innovative GYLON EPIX™, provides superior functional performance by combining the traditional attributes of GYLON® with an innovative surface design. It offers a broader range of applications than traditional PTFE gaskets used in worn and pitted flanges. In addition, GYLON EPIX™ delivers the sealing and load retention properties of 1/16” and the conformability of 1/8”. The hexagonal profile provides improved compressibility and recovery. The profiled surface reduces the contact area during initial compression to concentrate the compressive force of the flange for improved sealability.

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Hydra-Just® Saves Chemical Plant $100K

Hydra-Just® Sealing SystemA chemical plant in northeastern Ohio could not keep their brine pumps sealed. The plant had been using titanium double mechanical seals on their ANSI pumps, but time and again the corrosive brine destroyed the $1,500 seals within 6 weeks of installation.

With 11 pumps on the brine system, the plant was spending over $100,000 a year on seals alone. As significant as that cost was, it paled in comparison to the lost operating time and potential health and safety issues.

The plant turned to Garlock for a solution and agreed to test the Hydra-Just® rotary seal. The results speak for themselves; the Garlock Hydra-Just® seal provided two to three times the service life as the titanium double mechanical seal and did so at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, it made for a safer workplace and substantially increased production uptime. As a matter of fact, the Hydra-Just® seal has worked so well that the plant is now using it on all 11 brine pumps.

For Industrial Pumping Applications with High Potential for Water Consumption

Hydra-Just® Sealing SystemThe Garlock Hydra-Just® is a leak free, no dilution Engineered Sealing System designed for industrial pumping applications with high potential for water consumption reduction. This system not only provides water and energy savings, it can withstand conditions in which mechanical seals would wear prematurely and have catastrophic failure. The unique HYDRA-JUST® design allows it to survive system upsets, just as the seal’s chemical and abrasion resistant components allow it to excel in your toughest applications. Additionally, the excellent heat dissipation properties enable the seal to be maintained with as little as two (2) U.S. gallons per hour.

Applications

  • Slurries, non-clarified media
  • Replacement for mechanical seals
  • Refiners
  • Bottom outlet devices
  • Kaymr digesters
  • General industry

Hydra-Just® Sealing System

Case Study: GYLON® 3504 BIO-PRO®

GYLON® BIO-PRO® seals provide a safe and durable solution for protecting the integrity of food and pharmaceutical processing media. Its modified and restructured PTFE material is pre-formed and stress controlled for all standard TRI-CLAMP connections. It is dimensionally stable and resists intrusion.

The following case study can be downloaded in its entirety from Garlock’s website.


INDUSTRY

Pharmaceutical OEM – Autoclaves and Sterilizers

CUSTOMER

Since 1949, DeLama S.p.A. has grown to become one of the most well-known and qualified manufacturers of sterilization equipment, supplying major customers all over the world from its base in Italy. DeLama’s design and construction standards usually exceed the customers’ equipment requirements with the main purpose to protect their investments in critical industries such as pharmaceutical, Bio-Processing, Medical Devices and Food Production.

GYLON 3504 BIO-PRO

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VIDEO: Garlock Compression Packing

Garlock compression packing is rigorously tested to ensure effective sealing in valves, pumps, agitators, and other rotary equipment. The development of the compression packing line reflects the evolution and innovation in the materials used in its production. Garlock develops and manufactures it’s own technical yarn braided into packing, along with high performance proprietary coatings, that are essential in this age of sealing performance requirements.

Garlock’s product line includes industry recognized Low Emission valve stem packing, leading-edge and award winning pump packing sets like dry-running DSA, and water saving HYDRA-JUST.


Gallagher Fluid Seals is an Authorized Garlock Master Distributor, stocking many styles and cross-sections of compression packing.  Remember, all packings are not created equal, so feel free to contact us if you need assistance determining which packing is best for your application.

FLUSH-GARD™ Conserves Process Water

FLUSH-GARD™ Sealing SystemThe FLUSH-GARD™ Sealing System from Garlock is an alternative to traditional packing sets in stock pumps, agitators, and other applications handling solid/liquid mixtures. It extends equipment life by protecting sleeve (non-contact) and packing from media attack, while also providing significant cost savings by reducing flush water consumption by up to 90%, as proven with installation of a flowmeter.

Harmful solids and particulate are contained from entering the stuffing box as the flush water is forced by the FLUSH-GARD™ bushings’ unique design – integral tangential multi-porting – toward the pumped media, utilizing the shaft’s rotation and centrifugal forces that are created.  A small amount is allowed into the stuffing box to lubricate and cool the braided packing.

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Case Study: GAR-SEAL® & BIO-LINE ASEPT®

Case Study: Chocolate Process GAR-SEAL® PTFE Butterfly Valve and BIO-LINE ASEPT®

GAR-SEAL Butterfly ValveINDUSTRY

Food Processing – Chocolate

CUSTOMER

A major global confectionery group producing leading consumer branded products, with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

BACKGROUND

This customer’s facility in Germany processes chocolate products, and they had experienced historical issues with butterfly valves for critical processes whereby the valves were failing prematurely and replacement parts were only available on a long lead-time. Additionally they required higher performing sealing solutions for hygienic connections throughout the process, requiring a superior material that would provide an effective seal while being resistant to aggressive process and cleaning media.

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VIDEO: GYLON® ONE-UP® Diaphragm

The GYLON® ONE-UP® diaphragm is the optimal solution for sanitary applications in air-operated diaphragm pumps. Made using Garlock’s exclusive GLYON® PTFE Diaphragm material, and a proprietary EPDM rubber backing, the GYLON® ONE-UP® is made with the same patented rib construction of Garlock’s standard industrial ONE-UP® pump diaphragm.

Watch the video below to learn more.

 

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