Custom Gasket for the Refining Industry
With our 80+ years of experience in handling complex requests for industrial sealing products, Mercer Gasket & Shim is a leading provider of custom camprofile gaskets to the refining industry. Engineered for use in an application with extreme temperatures, high pressures, and irregular process conditions, this camprofile gasket featured a grooved metal core with an integral centering ring to help position the gasket within the mating flange bolt circle and a thin, bonded layer of graphite sealing material.
We formed the components of this gasket using a waterjet cutter, which has the capacity to make intricate cuts through thick materials while preserving metal’s inherent structural properties. The stainless steel core featured dimensions of 2½” in thickness x 32 1/8” OD x 30.0” ID, while the A36 carbon steel centering ring had dimensions of ¼” in thickness and 38 3/8” OD. We precision machined the concentric grooves on the inner ring, welded the two rings together, and then applied a thin layer of pure, natural graphite flake to protect the flange surfaces from damage and enhance the sealing properties. Our ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance protocols ensured we met critical material and dimensional specifications.
The design and construction provided a leak-free flange connection under wide swings in temperature and pressure, while the graphite coating eliminated fugitive emissions in this solid metal-to-metal sealing application. We manufactured two of these high performance gaskets in a one week timeframe.
If you are interested in learning more about our extensive custom gasket fabrication capabilities, contact us. We welcome an opportunity to put our expertise to work for you.
• Waterjet Cutting
• Inner Diameter: 30”
• Outer Diameter: 32 1/8”
• Thickness: 2 ½”
Carbon Steel Ring
• Outer Diameter: 38 3/8”
• Thickness: ¼”
347 Stainless Steel
A36 Carbon Steel Ring
Positive Material Identification (PMI)
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing