GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800)

Gore Universal Pipe GasketGORE® Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) provides a reliable seal for steel, glass-lined steel and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) flanges, in the full spectrum of strong acid, alkali, and solvent process media, including the most challenging thermal cycling and elevated temperature applications.

This single gasket solution can reduce the process safety and production downtime risks caused by the use of an incorrect gasket material. Highly conformable 100% ePTFE reliably seals irregular surfaces.

What Makes the GORE Universal Pipe Gasket Unique?

  • Proprietary, patented technology.  GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) uniquely combines two patented construction elements, each made of 100% expanded PTFE (ePTFE).
  • A non-permeable barrier layer covers the inside diameter and gasket flange faces, creating a tight seal at low gasket stress.
  • A conformable-yet-strong interior provides superior resistance to creep and cold flow.

Long-Term Reliable Sealing

Unlike conventional (filled and skived) PTFE, expanded PTFE (ePTFE) gaskets are highly conformable to common flange imperfections, creating a tight seal in challenging conditions.

With superior resistance to creep and cold flow, GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) retains its dimensional stability through thermal and pressure cycles. Bolt load is maintained, to achieve a long-term reliable seal.

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One Gasket, Many Applications

The patented technologies of GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) deliver a low stress-to-seal capability that is ideally suited for glass-lined steel and FRP piping systems, while maintaining the material strength required for outstanding performance in steel systems.

Chemically-inert GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) provides a highly effective seal for strong alkali-, acid- and solvent-based chemical process systems. Made of 100% ePTFE, it is resistant to all media (pH 0-14) except molten/dissolved alkali metals and elemental fluorine.

GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) creates a tight, reliable seal for multiple flange materials, so it can replace multiple other gasketing materials. By streamlining gasket ordering and inventories and standardizing the gasket selection and installation process, using GORE Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) across multiple pipe flange materials and process media reduces the process safety and production downtime risks from the use of an incorrect gasket material.

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New Video: Environmentally Designed Static Seal Gaskets


 

Gallagher Fluid Seals is proud to present its latest video, on the subject of environmentally designed static seal gaskets.

In the clip below, Brian Gallagher, our key accounts manager, discusses the value of using these gaskets and explains how Gallagher can help customers understand the benefits of using them.

Watch the clip above to learn more about environmentally designed static seal gaskets, and feel free to contact Gallagher Fluid Seals if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

Designing a Sealing Solution: Conclusion

sealing solutionAt Gallagher Fluid Seals, engineering is central to every project and solution we deliver.  Our goal is to provide sealing solutions where there had been sealing failures, and our engineering team is among the most experienced and talented in the industry.

This blog post is the final installment of a four-part series discussing how we work with our customers to create a sealing solution for their most critical applications.  So far, we’ve talked about Application Discovery & Review, Commercial Evaluation & Development, and Prototyping & Testing. The fourth step in this process is Approval & Production.

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Parker Environmental Seal Enclosures 101

 

This article was originally posted in the Parker Sealing & Shielding Blog and written by Michael Sobeski, Product Engineer, Parker O-Ring Division. For more information on additional products visit the Parker O-Ring Division Website.


parker1Are you designing an enclosure to help keep your critical components or internal fluid free from environmental exposure?  The good news is that one of Gallagher’s most trusted partners, Parker Engineered Materials Group, has experience designing seals for use in environmental enclosures and has the material technology necessary to provide the most robust seal to meet your enclosure requirements.

This particular blog will provide an overview of the most important aspects of a good environmental seal, including the importance of good seal design, the certifications that provide confidence in the seal’s capability, and the available seal profiles useful for many different application constraints.

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What is a Spring Energized PTFE Seal?

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Spring energized PTFE seals perform reliably in a variety of applications where conventional elastomeric seals fail due to chemical attack, extreme heat or cold, friction, extrusion or compression set.

PTFE seals have three basic design elements:

  • A pressure-actuated U-shaped jacket
  • A metal spring loading device
  • High performance polymeric seal materials

So what is a spring energized PTFE seal? It’s a spring-energized U-cup that uses a variety of jacket profiles, spring types and materials in rod and piston, face and rotary seal configurations. They are used when elastomeric seals fail to meet temperature range, chemical resistance or friction requirements.

Jacket profiles are made from PTFE and other high performance polymers. Spring types are available in corrosion-resistant alloys, including stainless steel, Elgiloy and Hastelloy.

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Introducing Gallagher’s Spring Energized Seal Guide

Spring Energized Seal GuideGallagher Fluid Seals is pleased to introduce its latest publication, the Spring Energized Seal Guide.

When elastomeric seals fail – whether due to chemical attack, extreme temperatures, extrusion or other causes – spring energized PTFE seals perform reliably.

We think you’ll read this 28-page guide and come away with useful information on these unique sealing solutions. Inside, you’ll find:

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Kalrez® 7745 Replaces 1045

Kalrez KLX-16001DuPont™ Kalrez® 1045 parts were phased out of the Kalrez product line at the end of March 2016. Kalrez 1045 parts have a long history of use in dinitrogen tetroxide (nitrogen tetroxide) service.

This chemical is often used as the oxidizer in rocket propellant, when combined with a hydrazine based rocket fuel. Nitrogen tetroxide is a very strong oxidizer, and Kalrez 1045 is resistant to oxidizing liquids; it has been the product of choice for hypergolic propellant applications.

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How Parker Sure Torque Gaskets Help Railroads

Rail Yard New regulations are making it tougher to haul goods by railroad. Haulers are spending $2.9 billion to upgrade tank cars, and the use of railroads to transport crude oil declined by 17 percent last year. And starting this year, shippers and terminals will be held responsible for NARs, or non-accident releases.

Our partners at Parker – a long-time Gallagher O-ring supplier – discuss this trend in a recent blog post.

As of last year, NARs has gone up by nearly 20 percent. In most cases, these incidents involved problems with the manway. The four main issues were loose bolts, missing gaskets, misaligned gaskets and deteriorated gaskets.

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Parker O-Ring Handbook Goes Digital

Parker O-ring handbook, o-ring ehandbookFor more than 50 years, the Parker O-Ring Handbook has been an engineering staple of the sealing industry.

Now, it’s gone digital.

In 2015, Parker Hannifin Corporation launched an interactive digital reference guide to enhance and broaden the customer reach of the existing Parker O-Ring Handbook, the Parker O-Ring eHandbook.

“I’m constantly amazed and honored at how often I run across it in unexpected places,” says Dan Ewing, senior chemical engineer and materials manager at Parker’s O-Ring division, “I’ve come to expect to see a well-used copy sitting on a customer’s desk, but I’m pleasantly surprised when I find it cited in academic papers, referenced in reports written by government agencies and discussed in industry association meetings.”

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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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