Bonnet & Seat Gaskets

Valtek Sulamericana’s GLS and GLH Series Control Valves are designed to ensure a completely enclosed bonnet gasket. Both the GLS and GLH series bonnet’s have a shoulder projection that doubles as a mechanical stop, limiting the gasket compression. Thus, the bonnet gasket remains completely sealed, and its compression is determined by the depth of the shoulder projection existing in the bonnet.

The body, the seat retainer, and the seat itself are machined within tight tolerances to ensure proper gasket compression. In contrast to the bonnet, the seat ring does not in fact come into direct contact with the body, due to its resting on the gasket. Maintaining proper clearance, this allows for thermal expansion while maintaining mechanical tolerances.


 

Gasket Temperature and Pressure Limits


TYPE MATERIAL TEMP LIMIT °C PRESSURE LIMITS
Flat PTFE —130 to 177 415 Bar @ —130°C
69 Bar @ 177°C
Spiral Wound 304 SS/Graphite —196 to 400 431 Bar
Spiral Wound 316 SS/Graphite —196 to 5381 431 Bar
Flat AFG2 —28 to 315 CF3
Flat KEL-F —1964 to 177 415 Bar @ —196°C
69 Bar @ 177°C
Flat PTFEG —130 to 232 415 Bar @ —130°C
35 Bar @ 232°C
Spiral Wound 304 SS/AFG2 —28 to 400 431 Bar
Spiral Wound 316 SS/AFG2 —28 to 538 431 Bar
Spiral Wound 304 SS/AFG2 —28 to 400 431 Bar
Hollow O-Ring Inconel X-750 —28 to 815 1034 Bar

1 Limited to 426°C in oxidizing service
2 Gasket Material Free of Asbestos
3 Consult Factory for pressure limits of non-asbestos material specified
4 Lower temperatures upon request