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The Benefits of Spiral Wound Gaskets

Spiral wound gaskets are made by spirally winding a metal strip around a non-metallic filler material. They are used in high-pressure and critical operating conditions. They have excellent recovery behavior, making them an excellent choice for flanged connections. Learn more about this type of gasket.

Spiral wound gaskets are usually made of graphite or PTFE. They are typically used in high-temperature and high-pressure applications, such as in chemical processing plants. However, they can also be used in low-temperature applications. In addition to their wide range of applications, spiral wound gaskets offer excellent sealing performance. Listed below are some of the main benefits of spiral wound gaskets.

The spiral wound gasket is the most common metallic gasket used in industrial applications. They are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures and pressures. They are also effective at preventing leaks over the lifetime of a device. They feature a carbon steel outer ring, sometimes referred to as a centering or guide ring. This ring centers the spiral wound gasket when it is inserted into a bolted flange joint.

Spiral wound gaskets can include an inner ring, which prevents the windings from buckling inside the pipe. Buckling gaskets can cause internal damage to the pipe or pump, so an inner ring helps prevent this from happening.