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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.

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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Garlock THERMa-PUR Style 4122

THERMa-PURTHERMa-PUR™ is a proprietary new gasketing material created by Garlock and designed for use in high temperature sealing applications. It is produced using an environmentally friendly, solvent-free process and combines a unique formulation with a patent-pending fiber core. THERMa-PUR is yet another innovative Garlock Sealing Technologies sealing solution that provides more than just temperature resistance.

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Garlock Sealing Integrity for Chemical Processing Industries

Garlock sealing solutionsPersonal safety is important in every industry, but when sensitive, hazardous or unstable chemicals are involved, the need to protect employees from exposure becomes paramount. The Garlock® family of companies creates sealing solutions that resist the extreme temperatures and corrosive materials of chemical processing environments to deliver unparalleled safety, performance and reliability.

Garlock sealing solutions excel in a variety of chemical processing applications — including pumps, valves, reactors, flange joints, heat exchangers and more — through their tireless dedication to understanding their customers’ specific needs and designing highly engineered products that exceed their expectations.

Never content to rest on past achievements, Garlock’s scientists and engineers are constantly developing new and innovative sealing technologies that change the way the chemical processing industry meets its sealing requirements. By combining advanced technology products with exceptional service and environmental stewardship, Garlock delivers sealing solutions that improve personal safety and plant productivity, reduce costs and comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

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VIDEO: Flexibility in Your Rigid Piping Systems With Abra-Line

Abra-LineGarlock ABRA-LINE ™ rubber expansion joints offer superior performance, reliability and service life in your plant.  Expansion joints are specially engineered products inserted in a rigid piping system to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Absorb movement
  • Improve thermal stability
  • Relieve system strain due to thermal change, load stress, pumping surges, wear or settling
  • Reduce mechanical noise
  • Compensate for misalignment
  • Eliminate electrolysis between dissimilar metals

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Garlock Pitch Based Carbon Packings

garlock1Gallagher Fluid Seals is a Garlock master distributor. At our facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, we stock a variety of Garlock packing materials in a number of sizes.

We can provide our customers full spools of packing material, or customized packing sets cut to size and engineered specifically for their application.

The Garlock compression packing facility is committed to supplying the highest quality engineered products to industries throughout the world. It is designed to give the user the greatest return on initial investment in terms of leakage control, service life, and dependable, cost-effective product.

The facility also houses the Garlock textile division, where they continue to research and develop new fiber blends to bring customers a wide array of packings with optimum performance characteristics.

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