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METAL/SPIRAL WOUND GASKETS

Engineering Data/FAQs

Flange Types

Flat Face

Unconfined Gasket

„ Mating faces of both flanges are


flat

„ Gasket may be ring type, or full


face, which covers the entire
face both inside and outside the
bolts

Raised Face

Unconfined Gasket

„ Mating face is flat, but the area


inside the bolt holes is raised
1/16" or 1/4"

„ Gasket is usually ring type,


entirely within bolts

„ Flanges may be disassembled easily without springing


the flange

Ring Joint

Also Called "API Joint"

„ Both flange faces have matching


flat-bottomed grooves with sides
tapered from the vertical at 23º

„ Gasket seats on flat section of


flange between bore and ring joint groove

„ Garlock spiral wound gaskets can replace solid metal


ring gaskets
Male-Female

Semi-Confined Gasket

„ Depth of female (recessed) face


normally equal to or less than
height of male (raised) face, to
prevent metal-to-metal contact
during gasket compression

„ Recessed O.D. normally is not more than 1/16" larger


than the O.D. of the male face

„ Joint must be pried apart for disassembly

Tongue and Groove

Fully Confined Gasket

„ Groove depth is equal to or less


than tongue height

„ Groove usually not over 1/16"


wider than tongue

„ Gasket dimensions will match tongue dimensions

„ Joint must be pried apart for disassembly

Groove to Flat

Fully Confined Gasket

„ One flange face is flat, the other


is recessed

„ For applications requiring accurate


control of gasket compression

„ Only resilient gaskets are recommended —spiral


wound, hollow metal O-ring, pressure-actuated, and
metal-jacketed gaskets

WARNING:
Properties/application shown here are typical. Your specific
application should not be undertaken without independent
study and evaluation for suitability. For specific application
recommendations consult Garlock. Failure to select the
proper sealing products could result in property damage
and/or serious personal injury.

Performance data published here has been developed from


field testing, customer field reports and/or in-house testing.

While the utmost care has been used in compiling this


information, we assume no responsibility for errors.
Specifications subject to change without notice. This edition
cancels all previous issues. Subject to change without
notice.

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