Spiral-Max gaskets can be made from a wide variety of profiled alloy containment strips combined with specified sealing composites. Following ASME B16.20 code, the strips are wound around a mandrel specific to the finished gaskets internal dimensions. The gasket’s inside diameter contains, at a minimum, three plies of preformed metal strip without the sealing composite and is spot-welded at least three times at a distance no greater than 3” apart around the inner circumference. The sealing material, also in strip form, is introduced and wound together with the profiled alloy to achieve the total width of the gasket. The external layers, up to three plies, are spot-welded circumferentially with a minimum of three welds.
Designed to achieve an effective seal under the most demanding operating conditions, the Spiral-Max profile is engineered to provide recovery in applications where the load on the gasket may vary due to major temperature fluctuations.