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Spiral Wound Gaskets in the Power Generation Industry

Posted by Jim Lingenfelder on March 8, 2017

In today’s changing landscape, there are more options than ever in the power generation industry; from natural gas, fossil fuels, coal, and nuclear to renewable methods such as hydroelectric, wind, solar, and biomass, energy can be produced in a variety of ways.

To withstand the extreme temperatures and conditions of these applications, manufacturers depend on durable gaskets and sealing solutions. Power plants require huge amounts of land and resources to convert electric power on a mass scale.

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The gaskets used throughout these plants must be able to handle a range of operating conditions and pressures in order to evenly distribute power across long distances.

Companies are tasked with fulfilling this need while simultaneously minimizing costs and working toward optimal efficiency and innovation.

At Gasket Resources Inc. (GRI), we aim to help power companies navigate the complexities of this evolving industry.

Our reliable gasket solutions allow companies to easily meet the needs of the communities they serve while staying ahead of the curve in power generation trends.

Spiral-Wound Gaskets: High-Performance Technology

An ideal solution for the power generation industry — from natural gas to fossil fuels, circulating pumps, and even turbines — GRI’s spiral wound gaskets (SWG) are manufactured according to ASME B16.20 standards with quality assurance to comply with API specifications Q1.

spiral-743692-edited.pngSWGs are crafted with a combination of various smart materials: a preformed metal strip alternates with a more compressible, soft filler material, allowing for a highly responsive and extremely tight seal.

The engineered shape of the gasket’s metal strip responds like a spring under the pressure of a load, making the seal highly resilient despite changing conditions.

These specialty gaskets offer a versatile, energy-saving option for various applications, including low-pressure turbines, condenser systems, boiler feed pumps, generators, crossover pipe flanges, and lube oil systems.

To learn more about how these innovative components can enhance your power system, download our free guide to learn more about SWGs.

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