Gaskets – SPIRAL WOUND GASKETS (SWG)

General information and description The sealing element of the spiral wound gasket consists of a v-shaped metal strip spirally wound in combination with a soft sealing material filler. The metal strip provides outstanding resilience, while the flexible sealing filler guarantees excellent sealing. Due to this combination of materials the spiral wound gasket is suitable for sealing under severely fluctuating temperature and pressure conditions. Depending on the application the spiral wound gasket can be specified with outer and/or inner rings.


Characteristics

  • The spiral wound gasket is suitable for use across a wide pressure range and is therefore virtually applicable.
  • The spiral wound gasket can be used to seal fluid pressures up to 250 bar and damage (although extra care should be taken during transportation and installation of large diameter gasket without guide rings).
  • The outer guide ring serves to locate the spiral element centrally on the flange faces and prevent blow-out.
  • By combining different winding materials and metals the gasket can be tailored to a wide variety of operating conditions.
  • Due to its non-adhesive character the gasket is easy to remove after service.
  • The gasket does not cause damage to the flange faces

Benefits of the centring ring

The spiral wound gasket outer centring ring provides the following benefits:

  • Optimum location between the bolts.
  • Protection of the spiral wound element.
  • Additional security against gasket blow-out.
  • Acts as compression limiter preventing overloading and overcompression of the spiral wound element.
  • Prevents radial-flow of soft fillers, such as P.T.F.E.

For these reasons it is preferable to use spiral wound gasket with outer centring rings. The the outer ring is marked with nominal size, pressure class, standard and materials.


Benefits of the inner ring

The spiral gasket inner ring provides the following benefits:

  • Prevents radial-flow of soft fillers, such as P.T.F.E.
  • Reduces turbulence-minimising flow resistance and crevice corrosion.
  • Acts as a heat shield when the spiral wound gasket is subjected to high temperatures.
  • Avoidance of over-compression at elevated seating loads in high-pressure service
  • Improvement of the load distribution over the gasket Inner and outer rings are particularly recommended for use on spiral wound askets exceeding class 600lbs, but specifically recommended for high temperatures and Pressures to optimise the operational reliability of the spiral wound sealing element.

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