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Its design is a metal seal in which the sealing part is encased in a metal material. These seals were primarily developed to increase the chemical protection of the internal asbestos filler - Klingerite. The thin sheet, when tightened, replicated the hard Klingerite inside, and a large specific pressure had to be exerted on the seal to ensure a tight joint.
With modern gaskets, in which asbestos is replaced by a relatively soft graphite gasket, the thin outer sheet has nothing to rest on and shape itself to when tightened. Combined with the absence of sealing material on the outer surfaces, these seals can be very unreliable, especially during temperature changes.
From our point of view, the coated seals themselves are already outdated. Nowadays, seals with exactly the opposite construction, i.e. a metal core coated with e.g. graphite on the outer surfaces, are much more widely used. This allows the positive properties of the sealing material to be fully exploited.
In our range, this type of seal is represented by DynaGraph.
DynaGraph gaskets in position
The supporting part is formed by a corrugated metal core, which is covered with flexible graphite of different density and thickness. The corrugated shape increases the ability to return to its original state and reduces the surface area of the seal at the beginning of tightening. This design provides improved sealing properties over standard gaskets and is well suited for applications that are subject to temperature cycles.
To achieve higher chemical resistance, DynaGraph can also be used in a variant in which the flexible graphite is replaced by PTFE, or the entire seal can be protected with a Teflon envelope, the so-called shirt.