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Flange connections with a high level of chemical attack

PTFE-enveloped gaskets

In flange connections where there are high levels of chemical attack, PTFE flat gaskets are used. Due to the cold flow affinity of unfilled PTFE, use is mainly made of PTFE composites and PTFE-enveloped gaskets which have increased resistance to stress relaxation. Because of their high chemical resistance and outstanding sealing properties, PTFE-enveloped gaskets have proven
excellent when used at fluctuating pressures and temperatures ranging from -195 °C to +250 °C. Glass tubes, metalenveloped glass tubes and glass equipment from laboratory or pilot installations can be connected up as easily as enamelled, coated or lined pipes and equipment in large plants.

PTFE-enveloped gaskets are particularly useful with aggressive chemicals in the chemical industry, due to their high resistant strength. PTFE is also physiologically harmless, and so can be used in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Apart from their high resistance to chemicals, PTFE is also extremely anti-adhesive. This non-stick effect means that no material will adhere to the surface of the PTFE. PTFE-enveloped gaskets consist of a stable gasket insert and a PTFE envelope.

Only high-quality, non-porous PTFE is used for the envelope, so as to protect the insert against chemical attack. The PTFE envelopes are open onto the outer or inner diameter, or encase the entire insert, depending on what is required. The envelope is 0.5 mm thick and therefore very stable. Lathed envelopes can be produced with an internal diameter 2 to 4 mm thicker to provide greater diffusion sealing.

Profilecross-sectionDescription
PF2Profile PF2 with a envelope that can be supplied as a lathed or shaped envelope, depending on the size of the gasketInsert: Soft material flat gaskets The insert is made of a graphite laminate or fibre sealing
material. With a graphite laminate insert, the gasket is also
suitable for use with plastic or GRP flanges due to its greater
conformity and softness.
PF3Profile PF3 with a envelope with a reinforced internal diameter.
PF18Profile PF18 with a envelope that is punctured without cutting.
PF21Profile PF21 with a lathed envelope.
PWA2Profile PWA2: With a corrugated ring, thin metal sheet layer on both sides and a layer of RivaTherm Super. With the use of a sheet metal insert, the corrugated ring is not filled out with soft material, so that the spring effect of the corrugated carrier is less impeded.Insert: Corrugated gaskets
PW4Profile PW4: Here the insert consists of a corrugated ring, with a layer of RivaTherm Super on both sides.
PW5Profile PW5: Like PW4, but with a PTFE envelope reinforced by approx. 2.5 mm on the internal diameter, to improve diffusion sealing.
PW21Profile PW21: Lathed PTFE envelope, reinforced internally with a corrugated ring insert. Up to DN 200, the corrugated ring is concentrie at the inner edge
PW1A-3Profile PW1A-3: Corrugated gasket with parallel concentrie centre ring, an abbreviated PTFE envelope and graphite layer on both sides to provide a fire-safe seal
PF7Profile PF7, PF9 and PF15 with an even basic profilePTFE-enveloped gasket with a grooved gasket insert of metal
for even sealing surfaces, ceramic or glass is used for higher
pressures. The sealing surfaces must be surface-ground for ceramic
and glass, so that no stress peaks arise that could cause
the material to be destroyed.
PF9
PF15
PF27Profile PF27, PF29 and PF25 with a convex basic profile
PF29
PF25
 
Profile
 
 
 
   
Graphit-Laminat 2mm
 
 
Faserstoff 2mm
 
 
PTFE, RS & 1.4571
 
 
PTFE & 1.4571
 
 
PTFE & 1.4541
 
PF2, PF3, PF18 & PF21Recommended max. roughness of the flange surfaces µmvon5050   
bis100100   
Surface pressure limits for 20°CN/mm²σv2015   
σϑ9060   
Surface pressure limits for 300°CN/mm²ơσv25    
σϑ80    
Temperaturbereich °Cvon195-100   
bis250150   
PW4 & PW5Recommended max. roughness of the flange surfaces µmvon  25  
bis  50  
Surface pressure limits for 20°CN/mm²σv  25  
σϑ  80  
Surface pressure limits for 300°CN/mm²ơσv  30  
σϑ  60  
PW21Recommended max. roughness of the flange surfaces µmvon   25 
bis   50 
Surface pressure limits for 20°CN/mm²σv   25 
σϑ   80 
Surface pressure limits for 300°CN/mm²ơσv   30 
σϑ   60 
PF7, PF9 & PF15
PF27, PF29 & PF25
Recommended max. roughness of the flange surfaces µmvon    25
bis    50
Surface pressure limits for 20°CN/mm²σv    15
σϑ    500
Surface pressure limits for 300°CN/mm²ơσv    17
σϑ    450