As leading gasket manufacturers, graphite gaskets are one of the many different components we can supply. Here at Stephens Gaskets, we’ve got decades of experience under our belts and manufacturing gaskets is something that we are experts in. We supply gaskets to industries up and down the country, so you’ll find a wide range of gasket material to choose from. One of the most popular and to some extent contemporary types of gasket you will find on the market today are graphite gaskets. In a nutshell, these revolutionary products have become the accessories of choice for millions of industrial applications where extremes of temperature are present and high-performance must be guaranteed.
What are graphite gaskets?
Graphite gaskets are small circular components that acts as a mechanical seal. It is used to fill the space between two connecting surfaces or parts. Often, no matter how close you put the two surfaces together, gaps can occur. These gaps can cause leakage from or into the two different objects when moving or under compression. By fitting a gasket where the space is, you can create a tighter fitting alignment and keep performance levels at their highest.
Advantages of using graphite gaskets
As with all of our gaskets, our graphite gaskets have a range of properties that make them ideal for certain applications. While there are plenty of other materials on the market that offer their own levels of protection against temperature extremes and general corrosion, graphite gaskets deliver a total package of properties that is 100% unique. For example:
Temperatures – Graphite gaskets from Stephens Gaskets take temperature tolerance to all-new levels. Depending on the grade of graphite used in the production of the gaskets, temperatures as low as -20 degrees and as high as several thousand degrees. Where extremes of temperature are present, graphite is a superior choice. With their strong thermal resistance, they also have a fantastic resistance to thermal shock. This is a type of damage that occurs when components are subjected to rapid changes in temperature and can significantly impact their performance.
Corrosion – Graphite also happens to be incredibly resistant to corrosion regardless of the pressure or heat being faced at the time. Where others would fail, graphite retains its integrity.
Strength – The mechanical strength of graphite is also extraordinary which makes it a great choice in heavy-duty environments or when long-term reliability counts.
Storage – And when it comes to graphite spares, the material has an infinite storage life meaning that it will never be compromised by age.
It’s little wonder that graphite gaskets from Stephens Gaskets have almost universally replaced asbestos, iron and various other metals gaskets. The list of advantages offered by graphite is simply enormous and adds up to a 100% unique material with endless practical uses.
Where can you use gaskets made from graphite?
Due to the fact they can withstand grease, gases, keytones, hot and cold liquids, and hydrocarbons. With this in mind, they are suitable for many different industrial gasket applications such as:
- Cooling towers
- Chemical plants
- Heat exchangers
- High pressure piping
- Petrochemical plants
- Equipment that uses hot oil
- Electrochemical applications
- Cryogenic environments
UK gasket suppliers
Stephens Gaskets work with lots of different gasket materials including graphite sheet material. All of our gasket material is sourced from trusted suppliers. This means you’re guaranteed to be investing in high quality components every time. With plenty of knowledge and experience under our belts, you can be sure that our UK produced gaskets will support your project time and time again. And if all of this wasn’t enough, graphite gaskets from Stephens Gaskets are also more affordable and readily available today than they had ever been.
Contact us today
If you would like to find out more information about our graphite gaskets then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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