Spiral wound gaskets

Spiral wound gaskets

Spiral wound gasket construction concept was originated by Flexitallic in 1912, inaugurating the beginning of a new era in safe, effective sealing. The primary purpose for this development was the increasingly severe temperatures and pressures used by U.S. refinery operators in the first half of the century.
The necessity for a gasket to have the ability to recover cannot be over emphasized. The effects of pressure and temperature fluctuations, the temperature differential across the flange face, together with bolt stress relaxation and creep, demand a gasket with adequate flexibility and recovery to maintain a seal even under these varying ser-vice conditions. The Flexitallic Spiral Wound Gasket is the precision engineered solution to such problems, meeting the most exacting conditions of both temperature and pressure in flanged joints and similar assemblies and against virtually every known corrosive and toxic media.
This publication is designed to facilitate the specification and ordering of standard Flexitallic Spiral Wound Gaskets. Dimensional data for the basic styles - Style CG, Style CGI, Style R and Style RIR are detailed on respective tables.