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.
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:
Advantages of Graphite Gaskets from Stephens Gaskets
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.
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 previously in use all over the world. The list of advantages offered by graphite is simply enormous and adds up to a 100% unique material with endless practical uses.
Even where some of the most corrosive substances are found like super-heated water, ammonia and extremely cold liquids, carbon with never weaken through exposure and is guaranteed not to fail.
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.
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