MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket Creates Own Load, Dramatically Increases Reliability

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Self- Loading Gasket is Perfect for a Wide Range of MRO Applications.

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Multi-Swell generates and maintains its own load. It works well even in combination with flanges in poor condition or flanges designed for soft, low performance gaskets.

Garlock Sealing Technologies, a leader in Fluid Sealing technology for more than 100 years, has launched the MULTI-SWELL™ gasket, a proprietary new gasketing material that performs well under Low Load conditions. The world's first general service Self-Loading Gasket, MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket creates its own load when it comes into contact with oil or water, virtually eliminating the most common cause of Gasket failure - insufficient load.

  •     Self-Loading Gasket is Well-Suited for MRO Applications

This revolutionary new material performs equally well in oil or water, does not degrade in contact with oils, and adapts easily to all types of flange designs, making the MULTI-SWELL™ gasket ideal for a broad range of other applications -- all at a cost comparable to conventional Gasket materials. As the Self-Loading Gasket seals flanges in less than perfect conditions, minimizing maintenance, the MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket is particularly well-suited for MRO applications.

"More than 70% of all Gasket failures are due to lack of load," said Tim Hurley, Garlock product manager. "Multi-Swell generates and maintains its own load. It works well even in combination with flanges in poor condition or flanges designed for soft, low performance gaskets."

  •     MULTI-SWELL™ Ensures Tight Seals with Low Load

Twice as soft as conventional gaskets, the MULTI-SWELL™ gasket is easy to cut and readily conformable even to irregular flanges, ensuring a tight seal with a Low Load. The MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket features extremely high crush strength and can be safely installed in applications that would typically crush Elastomeric Gaskets. In applications such as transmissions and air conditioning systems, where vibration often causes bolt load loss or where load loss occurs because of bolt relaxation, the gasket counters that
loss to prevent leakage and weeping. Because it performs well under Low Load conditions, the MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket can be used with confidence even with plastic or cast iron flanges.

  •     MULT-SWELL™ Reduces Costs for Fluid Sealing Applications

The MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket is ideal for Fluid Sealing because it is both environment-friendly and budget-friendly. Using Multi-Swell actually reduces the expenses associated with vegetable fiber and cork gaskets. Cork and vegetable fiber gaskets' capillary leak paths require the use of absorbent oil pads, create oil loss and safety issues, and sometimes necessitate expensive water treatment when leakage occurs. The use of the MULTI-SWELL™ gasket eliminates these costs and environmental risks associated with using other Elastometric Gaskets. Its versatility makes the MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket ideal for applications such as: compressors, pumps, gear boxes, transformers, fuel pumps and cast water flanges.

  •     MULTI-SWELL™ is Ideal Solution for Applications that Typically Crush Elasometric Gaskets

The MULTI-SWELL™ Gasket can be purchased through an authorized Garlock distributor or visit and go to "Representative Locator" to contact a local Garlock representative. Pricing is available on request.

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


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