Metal jacketed gaskets
Metal jacketed gaskets are proven sealing elements for use in apparatus construction, which are however increasingly being replaced at temperatures up to 550 °C by metal/soft-material gaskets, such as grooved gaskets.
At temperatures above 500 °C, such as in hot-blast areas, metal jacketed gaskets can still hold their own against solid metal gaskets such as weld ring gaskets.
Jacketed gaskets generally consist of a metal sheet coating with an insert of RivaTherm Super, graphite or FA1) or some layers of sheet metal.
The metal sheet coating should be as soft and flexible as possible, but to prevent corrosion it is often made from a stainless steel jacket in 1.4541 or 1.4571 steel.
The harder the jacket, the finer the flange roughness needs to be.
The inlay is selected according to the flange irregularities that need to be covered. The better the quality and the evenness of the sealing surfaces, the harder the inlay can be.
There is a wide range of possible combinations; the following are extremes at both ends:
very soft: Coating of aluminium,
inlay of graphite
very hard: Coating of stainless steel,
inlay of mica
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