Chesterton SteelTrap Metal/Graphite Gasket

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Chesterton SteelTrap Metal/Graphite Gasket
Unique, Problem-Solving, Non-Standard Semi-Metallic Gasket

  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SteelTrap™ is the preferred gasket when you need improved performance but ​require lower seating stresses. It features fire, blow out, and leak-proof benefits along with the sealing properties of an encapsulated element in a compression seal. 


SteelTrap is the ideal replacement for problem applications. It is available in standard and custom designs, including a unique self-locating design. It also offers the ability to target the location sealing element and tailor the gasket placement to the desired flange surface.​


Chesterton SteelTrap Metal/ Graphite Gasket is manufactured with concentric, isolated convolutions in sheet stainless steel that trap pure graphite against the flange face. As the flange is tightened, the convolutions are progressively flattened, thus trapping the graphite sealing media. Not only is a highly effective seal effected against both faces of the flange, but the graphite is protected against oxidizing atmospheres and corrosives. SteelTrap gaskets can remain in place and will continue to seal effectively until removal is necessary for equipment servicing or repair. 


These seals pay for themselves many times over in reduced maintenance and downtime. The unique, self-locating design allows the same size gasket to be used in the vast majority of flange pressure classes. This results in unmatched time savings in locating the right gasket, while reducing inventory and virtually eliminating the chance of incorrect gasket selection.

Thin design and soft sealing material encapsulation provides increased blow out safety
Replaces sheet gaskets without equipment modification
Can be manufactured in virtually any shape
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Pipe flanges
Heat exchangers
Pressure vessels
Reactors
Valve bonnets
Housings

MaterialsMetal carrier from virtually any metal with graphite, PTFE, or ceramic sealing elements
TemperatureAtmosphere –200°C to 500°C (–328 ̊ F to 932 ̊ F) Steam up to 650°C (1200 ̊ F) Inert media –200°C to 900°C (–328 ̊ F to 1650 ̊ F)
​Pressure415 bar g (6000 psig)​​
pH0 to 14

 

 

SDS SteelTrap (English)http://chestertondocs.chesterton.com/Stationary/msSteelTrap_EN.pdfSDS SteelTrap (English)pdf

 

 

Chesterton Packing & Gaskets (English)http://chestertondocs.chesterton.com/Stationary/073972_24145_Mech_PackGasketCatalog.pdfChesterton Packing & Gaskets (English)pdf
Article: Stationary - Reliable Flange Sealinghttp://chestertondocs.chesterton.com/Stationary/Reliable Flange Sealing.pdfArticle: Stationary - Reliable Flange Sealingpdf
Brochure: Chesterton Flange Gasket Solutions (English)http://chestertondocs.chesterton.com/Stationary/EN22934_GasketCutBro.pdfBrochure: Chesterton Flange Gasket Solutions (English)pdf
Catalog: Mechanical Packing and Gaskets (Espanol)http://chestertondocs.chesterton.com/Stationary/mcPackingGasketCatalog_ES.pdfCatalog: Mechanical Packing and Gaskets (Espanol)pdf
Catalog: Chesterton Valve Packing (Nihongo)http://chestertondocs.chesterton.com/Stationary/H73972_PackingCat.pdfCatalog: Chesterton Valve Packing (Nihongo)pdf