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.

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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Case Study: Style 4394 ABRA-LINE™ Expansion Joint

Gallagher Fluid Seals represents a number of expansion joint manufacturers, enabling us to provide an expansion joint for any piping system in any industry.  The ABRA-LINE™ Rubber Expansion Joints from Garlock are meant for highly-abrasive applications.

Expansion Joint: Style 4394The Garlock ABRA-LINE™ Style 4394 Rubber Expansion Joint is a multi-convoluted, lightweight expansion joint, designed for lower pressure applications that require significant amounts of movement, axially and/or laterally. Its low spring rates make it ideal for load cell, bin activator, vibrating bin, silo, and shaker boot applications.  The below success story comes directly from Garlock and an application using the ABRA-LINE™ Style 4394 joints.

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FEP-Lined Expansion Joint for Chemical Processing

FEP-Lined Expansion JointGallagher Fluid Seals represents a number of expansion joint manufacturers, enabling us to provide an expansion joint for any piping system in any industry.  One of our more popular expansion joints is the GUARDIAN® 306 EZ-FLO® by Garlock.

It’s a spool-type expansion joint featuring an FEP lining that is fused to the body of the expansion joint.  The GUARDIAN® 306 EZ-FLO® is designed for the chemical processing and pulp & paper industries, where its ability to resist corrosive attack at normal and elevated temperatures and pressures is unequaled.

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VIDEO: Solving Problems With MULTI-SWELL™ Gasketing Material

MULTI-SWELL materialAt Gallagher, we strive to provide sealing solutions where there had been failures, which is why we’re pleased to tell you about Garlock’s MULTI-SWELL material.

One common issue we come across is the inability to seal “less-than perfect” flanges in piping systems. To combat this problem, our partners at Garlock created the award-winning MULTI-SWELL gasketing material.  

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The Life Expectancy of Nonmetallic Expansion Joints

expansion jointsExpansion joints are specially engineered products inserted into a rigid piping system to do a number of jobs.

They absorb movement, relieve system strain due to thermal change, stress, pumping surges, wear, or settling, reduce mechanical noise, compensate for misalignment, and/or eliminate electrolysis between dissimilar metals.

When expansion joints are designed, applied, and installed correctly, it is not unusual to achieve a service life of 15-20 years in most industrial applications. Read on to see what our partners at Garlock had to say about troubleshooting in order to expand the life expectancy of nonmetallic expansion joints.

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Protecting Downstream Equipment with Garlock Strainer Gaskets

Garlock Strainer GasketsGarlock Strainer Gaskets can help protect standard flange connections that are located upstream from sensitive or costly processing equipment.

They remove particulate matter and debris from process fluids and can be deployed as a single filter or as a graduated system of several strainers that consume less space and at a lower cost than other methods, such as filtration cartridges.

“Customers can now look to Garlock for an affordable and simple way to add filtration to their process flow,” Garlock Senior Product Manager Chris Hicks said in a news release announcing the new Garlock strainer gaskets in August.

“The infinitely configurable nature of our strainer gaskets means we can help regardless of what your filtration needs are, or what the custom nature of your processing equipment is.”

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How to Troubleshoot Gasket Leaks

troubleshoot gasket leaksWhile the expense of a gasket is usually an afterthought, the ability to troubleshoot gasket leaks are vital to the continued operation of plant equipment and the safety of your employees.

Product leaking onto your floor obviously affects your bottom line, but it can also affect the employee who slips and falls.

Gallagher has been specifying gasket materials for decades, so we know which material to use for which applications. And with specific vendors such as Garlock, we’ll always be able to get you the right material for your specific need.

Read on to learn more from Garlock’s Dave Burgess and Matt Tones on why choosing the right gasket is so vital and how to troubleshoot gasket leaks.

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Sealing the Entire Hydroelectric Plant With Garlock Products

Garlock hydroelectricHydroelectric power, generated mainly by hydroelectric dams or run-of-river sites, is a clean, non-emitting, renewable source of energy.  It provides low-cost electricity with virtually zero carbon emissions.

Garlock has more than 100 years of experience in the fluid sealing industry and provides many product lines well-suited for hydroelectric plants.  Couple that with Gallagher Fluid Seals’ vast experience in the hydroelectric industry and you’ll come away with a team that is uniquely qualified to supply all your hydroelectric plant needs.

Read on to learn more from Garlock’s hydroelectric plant product recommendation guide.

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