Garlock 5500: Inorganic Fibre with Nitrile binder

Garlock 5500 Inorganic Fiber Gasketing offers excellent thermal stability with minimal weight loss, reduced creep relaxation and improved torque retention. The inorganic fibers have excellent thermal and oxidation resistance, withstanding a continuous operating temperature of up to 550°F (290°C), and maximum spike of 800°F (425°C).

Features and Benefits:

  • Tighter seal
  • Excellent thermal stability with minimal weight loss
  • Reduced creep relaxation and improved torque retention provide optimal sealability
  • Temperature resistant
  • Withstand a continuous operating temperature of up to 550°F (290°C), and maximum spike of 800°F (425°C)
  • IFG® 5500 has passed the Garlock Fire Test and is ABS Fire-Safe Type Approved

Specifications:

  • Min. Temperature: -100°F / -73°C
  • Max. Temperature: 800°F / 427°C
  • Continuous Max: 550°F / 288°C
  • Max Pressure: 1200 PSI / 83 bar
  • Maximum PxT 1/16: 400,000°F x PSIG / 14,000 bar x °C
  • Maximum PxT 1/8: 275,000°F x PSIG / 9,600 bar x °C

Applications:

  • Water
  • Aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • Oils
  • Saturated steam*
  • Gasoline
  • Inert gases
  • Most refrigerants

*Minimum recommended assembly stress = 4,800psi. Preferred assembly stress = 6,000-10,000psi. Gasket thickness of 1/16″ strongly preferred. Retorque the bolts/studs prior to pressurizing the assembly. For saturated steam above 150psig or superheated steam, consult Garlock Engineering.

Additional Information:

Available in sheet or cut gasket form

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