Garlock Introduces Multi-Layer Graphite GRAPH-LOCK® 3128 Hochdruck® Gaskets

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Garlock Sealing Technologies, a leader in fluid sealing technology for more than 100 years, recently introduced GRAPH-LOCK™ 3128 Hochdruck™ gaskets. These innovative gaskets offer better handling and greater safety than other metal-inserted graphite sheet products. They also handle high pressure better than standard graphite gaskets because of reduced load loss and unparalleled torque retention -- so they’re ideal for replacing spiral wound gaskets and Kammprofile gaskets in many applications

Garlock Sealing Technologies, a leader in fluid sealing technology for more than 100 years, recently introduced GRAPH-LOCK™ 3128 Hochdruck™ gaskets. These innovative gaskets offer better handling and greater safety than other metal-inserted graphite sheet products. They also handle high pressure better than standard graphite gaskets because of reduced load loss and unparalleled torque retention -- so they’re ideal for replacing spiral wound gaskets and Kammprofile gaskets in many applications.

Hochdruck -- which is German for “high-pressure” -- gaskets cut more easily than other graphite sheet and eject from gasket cutting dies more easily. They’re also much safer: they resist being drawn out by the gasket cutting die, so they don’t cut user’s fingers and hands like standard stainless steel foil reinforced graphite gaskets.

Hochdruck’s bonding agent reduces leaks by 2.5 times compared to competitive gaskets: it increases the graphite-to-graphite strength ratio and greatly improves sealability. They seal reliably and easily under moderate bolt load -- and maintain that tight seal even during pressure fluctuations.

Customers in the power and refining industries enjoy Hochdruck gaskets’ patented "Adhesive Free" technology, anti-scratch and anti-stick surface properties, and extremely high compressive strength. There’s even a reduced sulfur version designed specifically for nuclear requirements to minimize stress corrosion cracking issues.

Hochdruck gaskets deliver excellent resistance -- they work very well in extreme conditions, withstanding heat, pressure, and aggressive chemicals. They retain their dimensional stability in high temperatures; they’re also proven fire-safe.

Installation is easier, especially in confined spaces and large gasket configurations, because multiple layers of stainless foil create a more rigid gasket. This also reduces gasket breakage, so customers will save money because Hochdruck gaskets don’t flake or break like standard graphite gaskets.

For more information or to contact your local Garlock Representative visit http://www.garlock.com and click on representative locater.

About Garlock

Garlock Sealing Technologies, an EnPro Industries company, designs, manufactures and sells fluid sealing products worldwide. A recognized industry leader, Garlock advances fluid sealing technology by delivering innovative solutions and services for process industries’ most demanding applications. The company has 13 global operations with 1,500 employees and distributes its products in more than 75 countries. For more information on Garlock products and services, visit http://www.garlock.com.

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