Graphite is a chemically inert substance. When combined with stainless steel, the product can be used for a wide number of industrial applications, including creating graphite foil gaskets. Graphite foil gaskets provide excellent compression resilience and corrosion resistance, making it the best choice for many industries.
Graphite gaskets have superior sealing, stability, and reflective properties. They can handle extremes of temperature (450 degrees Centigrade at normal room temperatures and 3000 degrees Centigrade in a vacuum) and chemical interactivity (with the exception of sulphuric and nitric acid). Graphite gaskets can withstand high pressures, steam, various gases, and many corrosive chemicals.
To create graphite, a special thermal action along with acid treatments helps produce graphite crystals in expanded form from processed graphite foil. These graphite foils are processed from natural high crystalline flakes of graphite. Graphite crystals then undergo reformation into graphite foil through a process of calendaring.
Graphite and stainless steel exhaust gaskets have a long service life. They can be used in fluid systems, transfer equipment, and pipes. They are free of asbestos and do not pose a health hazard. Graphite gaskets prevent leaks from either side of a mechanical connection. These seals and gaskets are often used in heat exchangers, exhaust gaskets, pumps, and compressors. Graphite with stainless steel foil is also made into O-rings and molded rubber parts, sealants, and specialized tapes.
Graphite and stainless steel gaskets are particularly useful in high temperature applications. Our Hoffmeyer graphite foil exhaust gaskets operate at temperatures of up to 1500º F. Since the design of each graphite gasket varies according to usage and industry, please speak with a trusted Hoffmeyer representative for more details. Our expert staff can help you find graphite exhaust gaskets with exact specifications your industry requires. You can depend on Hoffmeyer's 90 years of experience in the industrial supply business and trust you're getting the best possible parts and products for your business.