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• shape

• Basic type
Vortex gaskets are made of thin metal hoops and
non-metallic cushioning filler. These are wound
into a spiral shape by welding at the beginning and
end ofthe spiral windings.
This type is used for Male & Female (M&F) type
flanges and Tongue and Groove (T&G) type
flanges, but is not recommended for the raised face
of ordinary piping flanges.

Cross section of the basic type Vortex gasket


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• With inner ring type
A metallic inner ring is added to the basic type
Vortex gasket.
The inner ring functions as reinforcement that
prevents deformation of the gasket during
tightening. These are used for Male & Female
(M&F) type flanges and valve bonnet gaskets.

Cross section of the Vortex gasket with an inner ring

• With outer ring type


A metallic outer ring is added to the basic type
Vortex gasket. .
The outer ring functions to center the Vortex gasket

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when it is placed in flanges and also to prevent
deformation of the gasket during tightening. This
type is used for raised face (RF) piping flanges.
With inner and outer ring type is recommended for
Outer ring Filler Hoop
the following cases:
• High-pressure such as class 900 or 63K and
above.
• Large diameter such as 26" and above.
• GRASEAL and NAFLON filler. Cross section of the Vortex gasket with an outer ring

• With inner and outer ring type


An inner ring is added t the type with outer ring.
The inner ring protects spiral wound gaskets from
buckling during tightening.

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Outer ring Filler Hoop Inner ring

Cross section of the Vortex gasket with both inner and outer rings