Steel Trap™

Metal/Graphite Gasket
Chesterton Steel Trap Metal/ Graphite Gasket is manufactured with concentric, isolated convolutions in sheet stainless steel that trap pure graphite against the flange face. As the flange is tightened, the convolutions are progressively flattened, thus trapping the graphite sealing media. Not only is a highly effective seal effected against both faces of the flange, but the graphite is protected against oxidizing atmospheres and corrosives. Enlarge Image Steel Trap gaskets can remain in place and will continue to seal effectively until removal is necessary for equipment servicing or repair. These seals pay for themselves many Request Pricing & Delivery times over in reduced maintenance and downtime. The unique, self-locating design allows the same size gasket to be used in the vast majority of flange pressure classes. This results in unmatched time savings in locating the right gasket, while reducing Product Support inventory and virtually eliminating the chance of incorrect gasket selection. Ask an Expert Technical Data Temperature Limit -200°C (-328°F) to 500°C (932°F) Atmosphere 200°C (328°F) to 650°C (1200°F) Steam -200°C (328°F) to 900°C (1650°F) Inert media 0 to 14 pH vacuum to 415 bar g (6000 psig)

Chemical Resistance Pressure Limit

459
Reinforced Graphite
Chesterton 459 graphite sheet with a nickel foil reinforcement is designed for use in high temperature, high pressure flange applications. The nickel foil makes 459 easier to cut than other reinforced gasket sheets. It has excellent chemical resistance and can be used up to 1600°F (870°C) in a non-oxidizing atmosphere. Enlarge Image Request Pricing & Delivery Product Support Ask an Expert Technical Data Temperature Limit 870°C (1600°F) non-

oxidizing 450°C (850°F) oxidizing Pressure Limit Color 140 bar g (2000 psig Grey

Creep Relaxation (ASTM- <5% F38) Recovery (ASTM-F36) PxT= Compressibility 10% minimum 60,000(°C x bar g) or 1,600,000(°F x psig) (ASTM-36) : 35%

100
Red rubber
Chesterton 100 is a quality styrene butadiene rubber sheet compounded to remain soft and pliable with smooth surfaces. 100 is particularly suitable for air, hot and cold water, and saturated steam. Enlarge Image Request Pricing & Delivery Product Support Ask an Expert Technical Data Temperature Limit Pressure Limit Color Durometer Surface Finish -20°C (-29°F) to 80°C (180°F) 17 bar g (250 psig) Red 70 - 85 Shore A Smooth Downloads

Company Profile pikotek only manufactures and distributes products which comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 as certified by Lloyd's Register. All gaskets and seals manufactured and distributed by pikotek fully comply with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section 8, Divisions 1 and 2, ASME B16/B31 and API 6A piping specifications. pikotek products are approved and used by most of the world's major upstream operators, pipeline companies and engineering and construction contractors. World Wide Distributors/Agents Please view our map of pikotek World Wide Distributors/Agents. Products pikotek manufactures both high and low pressure flange gaskets, seals and isolation kits for all industrial sealing applications. The complete range of gaskets and seals are manufactured to comply with both ASME/ANSI B16.5 and API 6A flanges. VCS Gaskets, Seals and Flange Isolation Kits pikotek VCS gaskets and seals are designed for critical service (high pressure/high integrity) applications for use with all ASME/ANSI B16.5 flanges (both raised face and RTJ) and all API 6A flanges (up to 15000 PSI service).

VCS gaskets are comprised of high

modulus polymeric (glass-reinforced) composite materials bonded to a corrosion resistant metal core which together make up a very high compressive and tensile strength seal

15,000 PSI (1034 BAR) and temperatures up to 350 degrees F
retainer capable of handling pressures up to

(180 degrees C). Secondary pressure-energized seals
include spring-energized PTFE (Teflon) as well as all industrial elastomeric o-ring seals (Nitrile, Viton, EPDM or Kalrez ). Flange isolation kits are comprised of either mylar or glass-reinforced epoxy sleeves and glass-reinforced washers with zinc plated steel washers. PGE Gaskets, Seals and Flange Isolation Kits pikotek PGE gaskets are designed for all low pressure flange sealing applications for use with ASME/ANSI B16.5 flanges class 150 and 300 where pressure-energized sealing is required. PGE gaskets are comprised of high modulus polymeric (glass-reinforced) composite materials which are capable of handling pressures up to 2,000 PSI (138 BAR) and temperatures up to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Secondary pressure-energized seals include spring-energized PTFE (Teflon) as well as all industrial elastomeric o-ring seals (Nitrile, Viton , EPDM or Kalrez ). Flange isolation kits are comprised of either mylar or glass-reinforced epoxy sleeves and glass-reinforced washers with zinc plated steel washers.

Flowlok/Firelok

Flange Gaskets and Seals pikotek Flowlok/Firelok gaskets are high pressure/high integrity gaskets and seals for all critical service flange sealing applications. Designed to replace conventional metallic gaskets (spiral wound and ring joint gaskets) in corrosive service, high pressure applications. Designed for use in all ASME/ANSI B16.5 and API 6A flanges. Also designed to conform to ASME Section 8, Divisions 1 and 2

(allowable flange stresses) and approved by Lloyd's Register for increased pressure service. Secondary pressure-energized seals include spring-energized PTFE (Teflon) as well as all industrial elastomeric o-ring seals (Nitrile, Viton , EPDM or Kalrez ). Seals are typically offered with tandem configurations to mitigate the effects of flange rotation (deflection) and can be offered with fire-safe metal-to-metal backup seals which conform to API 6FB fire test requirements (30 minute 2,000 degrees F hydrocarbon fire test).

SSG Gaskets Low seating stress

composite reinforced gaskets for all low pressure sealing applications. Designed to replace rubber based insertion gaskets where installation and extrusion can be a problem. SSG gaskets can be faced with phenolic, buna-N (Nitrile) or Viton .

MTS Metallic Flange Gaskets MTS gaskets are

high sealing integrity alternatives to conventional spiral wound gaskets. MTS gaskets use a patented dual function tandem sealing design which is both pressure energized, requiring low gasket seating stresses, as well as fire safe. MTS gaskets have passed the strenuous fire testing requirements of the U.S. Navy and are approved for all marine piping systems. Customer Quotes CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS Mechanical Engineering News SSB/SSPC Issue No. 4 (17 April, 1997) Flanged Connection Gaskets Don't Take Them For Granted! by Norman Ingka EPG-MTN No doubt more than a few of us have come across incidences where hydrocarbon was found leaking

from a flanged connection, resulting in the release of HC into the surrounding environment and posing a potentially serious threat to plant safety & operations. We have been most fortunate that no further deterioration of the condition has occurred which could have compromised our assets. What caused the leak? The answer can be found to be one or a combination of the following possible causes: Gasket sustained damage during storage, handling or installation due to improper operating practices. Old gasket was (re)used. Misalignment or misfit of flange mating faces. Unapproved gasket make (viz: company approved vendor list). Failure to comply with the recommended bolt tensioning values and procedures. Exceeding gasket shelf life and/or improper storage conditions. Wrong gasket material for the operating conditions. Damaged or improper flange surface preparation & cleanliness. Within our company, there is a portfolio of standards and recommended procedures which more than adequately outline the requirements for the proper design, selection, storage and installation of gaskets. If required, assistance from the SDE or Lead ME can be sought. Within the industry, continuous improvement, especially in gasket materials and design, is a necessity. One particular recent improvement is in flange gaskets, where a new type design for

Very Critical Service (VCS) for high pressure applications
has been developed by pikotek of USA. This new type has been

reviewed and, based on proven experience at other Shell Opcos, accepted for application (MESC is now available). It offers advantages over the conventional type gaskets in terms of higher compressive & flexural strength, metallic core with composite linings, primary & secondary seals, higher insulation, higher temperature range, lower water absorption and reuseability. Finally, it should be noted that the pikotek VCS gaskets have been purchased for one of our new development projects. Edited by Chris Broniarek EPO-FIP Product Specifications PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Flowlok /Firelok Connections Flowlok /Firelok Advantages PGE Flange Isolation Kits Seal Materials PGE Chem Pro Flange Gaskets/Seals Flow Restrictive Orifice Plates Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications | Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. Technical Articles TECHNICAL ARTICLES " Practical innovations help solve operating problems ", World Oil, February 1995 " Gasket material can improve cathodic protection reliability ", Pipe Line Industry , August 1995 Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications | Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. Technical Articles INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Installation Instructions in English Installation Instructions in French/Francis Installation Instructions in Spanish/Espanol Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications |

Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. Flowlok /Firelok Connections Flowlok /Firelok CONNECTIONS pikotek is the industry leader in corrosion resistant critical service flange connections. For over ten years, the pikotek VCS has become synonymous with long term critical service flange sealing because of its ability to eliminate the forces of corrosion in high pressure, high temperature fluid/gas sealing applications. With over 80,000 VCS flange gaskets now in service, both on and offshore, there has never been a known failure of any kind. NOT ONE! Now pikotek introduces a revolutionary new gasket design that greatly reduces sustained media loss (fugitive emissions) through bolted flange connections while also minimizing the risk of substantial gas or fluid loss in the event of fire/flame impingement. Both the pikotek Flowlok and Firelok flange connections exhibit excellent flange sealing characteristics that are derived from the same technological innovation found in the pikotek VCS ( V ery C ritical S ervice) flange gasket. This gives the Flowlok and Firelok excellent sealing capabilities in all normal and abnormal operating conditions. pikotek Flowlok flange connections are designed to minimize fugitive emissions in bolted end-connections through the use of a patented dual seal design that "locks" in the media and improves flange sealability when compared to conventional flange gasket technology even in connections with imperfect flange faces. The Flowlok is composed of essentially two

independent sealing components, a high modulus compositelined structural seal retainer and a secondary pressureenergized radial face seal. The primary sealing element is the composite seal retainer lining material located outside of the secondary radial face seal. The gasket lining material is composed of a structurally rigid, yet superficially compressible material such as a glass-reinforced polymer (glass-reinforced epoxy, silicon, melamine or polyimid) or other non-asbestos, high-temperature polymer material which can then be coated with either Buna N rubber or chemical resistant neoprene. This material possesses good compressive strength while also providing a positive seal. The result is sealability without material deformation. The secondary face seal material is the key to fugitive emission minimization. The standard seal is a helical wound spring-energized Teflon lip seal. For nonstandard applications, Teflon can be substituted with a wide range of other superior elastomeric and non-elastomeric face seal materials (see section on Seal Materials). The pikotek Flowlok is designed for use in all ANSI and API class flanges including ringjoint (RTJ), raised-face, and flatface (or combination) flanges. This means that the Flowlok can be used to mate dissimilar flange types as well. The pikotek Firelok flange connection offers all of the features and benefits of the Flowlok with the added feature of a patented fire-resistant "piston" seal which is designed to capture the media in the event of ultra-high

temperature (hydrocarbon) flame impingement such as would be present in a runaway hydrocarbon fire. The pikotek Firelok connection has passed the API 6 FB destructive fire test for bolted end-connections (2,000 degrees F for 30 minute duration). What makes the pikotek Firelok connection able to withstand the destructive forces of 2,000 degree hydrocarbon flame impingement? The key to its revolutionary fire resistance is in the design of its secondary high temperature seals. In an actual hydrocarbon fire, any gasket or seal&#146;s ability to withstand flame/ temperature is only part of the problem. The bigger problem is metal fatigue which leads to stud bolt elongation which directly translates into connection relaxation and sealing failure. In other words, the presence of extreme temperature and the metal stud bolt&#146;s relatively high coefficient of thermal expansion leads to bolt elongation and a resulting and substantial loss in bolt tension (as much as 1/32 inch measurable elongation with B7 carbon steel stud bolts). This also applies to tempered alloy metal stud bolts, however, to a lesser extent depending on the relative coefficient of thermal expansion and the metal&#146;s ability to retain tensile strength. The result with conventional gaskets and seals (no matter how fire-resistant the material) is connection failure WHICH CAN ACTUALLY FEED AND PERPETUATE THE SPREAD OF A RUNAWAY HYDROCARBON FIRE! Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications |

Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. Flowlok /Firelok Advantages Flowlok /Firelok ADVANTAGES Originally designed for use in high pressure cathodic protection systems (flange isolation), the pikotek VCS has, for over ten years, provided trouble free service by eliminating problems associated with corrosion in metal piping systems. Conventional wisdom has always regarded high pressure oil field connections as demanding metal-to-metal sealing integrity. The VCS revolutionized the concept of integrating non-metallic, non-corrosive sealing components with a structurally rigid metallic "backbone" in order to achieve an engineered solution to corrosion resistant high pressure sealing requirements (ANSI 600 class and higher). Now, the advanced pikotek Flowlok/Firelok flange connection builds upon the legendary service record of the pikotek VCS by offering even more features and benefits. Specific product advantages include: Elimination of fluid trap in conventional RTJ flange connections which helps eliminate localized fluid induced corrosion Total flange face coverage which seals off all metal flange surfaces from potentially corrosive media Complete electrical isolation/separation for use in cathodic protection Elimination of turbulent flow (pressure drop) and flow induced erosion in conventional flange connections by sealing flush with the through conduit bore of the flanges Complete cathodic protection of dissimilar metal flange connections (i.e. carbon

steel mated to stainless steel) Able to mate with any flange type (i.e. ring type joint-RTJ, raised face, flat face or any combination of flanges thereof) Completely reusable--thus eliminating the costly need to replace conventional flange gaskets Significant design improvement for the minimization of fugitive emissions (increased sealability) Increased structural integrity (compressive and flexural strength) which yields better resistance to gasket damage due to applied bending moment High compressive strength of the retainer reduces the potential for gasket damage due to over-compression Increased fire resistance over all conventional gasket designs (refer to Firelok specifications) Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications | Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. PGE Flange Isolation Kits PGE FLANGE ISOLATION KITS Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications | Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. Seal Materials SEAL MATERIALS The sealing elements are intended to provide an overlapping, impervious barrier through which no contained media or other substance can penetrate. Consequently, the composite backing material behind the seals remains uncontaminated and thus permanently holds the seals in place in a static, encapsulated manner. TEFLON (SPRING ENERGIZED) Recommended for all environments. Helical wound spring provides radial load. Encapsulation in the seal groove e

liminates creep or cold flow. This sealing system truly distinguishes the pikotek PGE from all other sealing systems. Temperature range: -250 F to +450 F NITRILE General purpose oilfield elastomer. Excellent resistance to aliphatic hydrocarbons, silicone base fluids and glycol based systems. Not recommended for: Systems containing H 2 S, aromatic hydrocarbons, phosphate esters or halogenated hydrocarbons. Piping systems subjected to radical pressure drops (2000 PSI to 0 PSI), or piping systems containing significant partial pressures of polar gases (i.e. CO 2 ). Temperature range: -30 F to + 250 F. VITON General purpose oilfield elastomer. Excellent resistance to aliphatic hydrocarbons, glycols and H 2 S. Good resistance to aromatic hydrocarbons. Not recommended for: Systems with amine inhibitors and in piping systems containing significant partial pressures of polar gasses (i.e. CO 2 ) where radical pressure drops (2000 PSI to 0 PSI) commonly occur. VITON : -15 F to +350 F VITON GLT: -65 F to +350 F KALREZ This rubber material is the ultimate in chemical resistance. It belongs to a class of elastomers called "perfluorelastomers" meaning that all bond sites on the elastomer backbone and sidechains have a Fluorine atom bonded to it. This lends the chemical resistance of a Teflon to a rubbery-like material. Kalrez performs excellently in all types of hydrocarbons (aliphatic and aromatic), amine inhibitors, glycols, methanols, H 2 S, and all acids. Not recommended for: Cost effective applications. This material is

very expensive, Spring Energized Teflon is most often a better material. Temperature range: -65 F to +550 F Teflon is a registered trademark of DuPont Company. Kalrez and Viton are registered trademarks of Dupont Dow Elastomers Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications | Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. PGE Chem Pro Flange Gaskets/Seals PGE ChemPro FLANGE GASKETS/SEALS pikotek flange connections are designed to minimize fugitive emissions in bolted end-connections through the use of a patented dual seal design that "locks" in the media and improves flange sealability when compared to conventional flange gasket technology even in connections with imperfect flange faces. pikotek is the industry leader in the area of critical service flange sealing. The term "Critical Service" means different things to different people. However, to most people, the term means "must work" or "has to work" or "cannot fail." The pikotek PGE ChemPro is designed for this type of service. The new pikotek PGE ChemPro is a very versatile gasket design. The retainer or body of the gasket can incorporate one of several types of laminated materials which possess excellent mechanical properties. As with any laminated material, there is a potential for low molecular weight fluids and gases to wick through the laminate layers. The design of the pikotek PGE ChemPro eliminates this potential problem. The design of the pikotek PGE ChemPro incorporates offset seal grooves (see

diagram above). These offset seal grooves overlap one another thereby breaking each laminate layer. The seal then creates a barrier through which fluid and gas cannot wick. This sealing element can be any elastomeric material as well as sophisticated Spring Energized Teflon seals. Furthermore, by utilizing pressure energized secondary seals, the PGE ChemPro design will continue to yield a positive seal even in the event of bolt relaxation which can result from thermal/pressure cycling. As a result of this advanced new design, critical service sealing is now achieved economically through superior engineering. Materials used in constructing the composite seal retainer are glass-reinforced polymer resin compounds which exhibit excellent compressive strength combined with good sealing characteristics. These materials do not typically deform under load, and therefore, the gaskets are generally reusable. For increased chemical resistance in highly aggressive media applications, the PGE ChemPro design also incorporates a PTFE/PFA or PEEK inner seal ring which completely seals off all laminate seal retainer material from the media at the I.D. This insures a permanent and impervious seal even with highly aggressive media service conditions. Home | About pikotek | What's New | Products | Customer References Applications | Engineering | Contact Us 1997-2000, Pikotek, Inc. Flow Restrictive Orifice Plates FLOW RESTRICTIVE ORIFICE PLATES

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