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The Pikotek® VCS® gasket provides exceptional insulating and general sealing performance in aggressive material applications. The VCS gasket is suitable in all services up to and including ANSI 2500# and API 10,000# classes.¹
Due to its unique pressure activated sealing mechanism, the gasket requires far less bolt stress to seal than any other gasket.² The VCS gasket inner diameter is exactly matched to the flange bore to eliminate turbulent flow and flange face erosion/corrosion. The seal elements are replaceable in the reusable gasket retainer.
¹ As per design review. Please contact GPT product engineering for further information.
² Please see GPT Torque Calculator
Tandem seal versions available 6” and up and as standard for 24” and up - contact GPT engineering for other size availability.
Note: Electrical values are based on laboratory conditioned samples in laboratory conditions. Exposure to moisture or elevated temperature will change values- per each test standard (ASTM, etc)
¹ As per design review. Please contact GPT product engineering for further information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
³ Please see VCS Data Sheet for further information
G-10 NEMA grade G-10 Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) laminate material:
⁴ As per certificate Z1303
⁵ As per NAM Shell Design certificate
G-11 NEMA LI1 grade G-11 Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) laminate material:
One isolating and sealing gasket, VCS Type “F”, 0.260” thick or .308” thick, 316 stainless steel core retainer laminated on both sides with a G-10 fiber glass reinforced laminate containing a precision tapered groove to accommodate the controlled compression of a PTFE spring energized seal. Sealing element placement shall accommodate either flat, raised or RTJ face flanges. The PTFE seal shall be spring and pressure energized. The G-10 retainer shall have a 800 volts/mil dielectric strength and a minimum 66,000 psi compressive strength. The I.D. of the flange isolating gasket shall match the bore of the flange in which it is installed.
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