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INERTEX® Reduced Area Gaskets

With industry leading engineering, Inertex® Reduced Area Gaskets achieve the ultimate in low-torque-to-seal applications. Designed for fragile FRP and plastic flanges, the sealing ring is placed precisely where it needs to be while maintaining the need to prevent outer flange rotation. Our OPRA gasket (One Piece Reduced Area) is cut from our SQ-S sheet material. Our LTC gasket (Low Torque Composite), LTC-NR gasket (Low Torque Composite Non-Rotational), and OPRA/LTC HYBRID are custom engineered for the lowest allowable bolt loads in gasket design. You give us the available torque and we design a sealing solution.
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Product Description

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

TEMPERATURE RANGE:
-450°F (-268°C) to +600°F (+315°C)

PRESSURE RANGE:
Full Vacuum to 3000 psi (20.7MPa/207 Bar)

CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY:
100% expanded virgin PTFE
0 – 14 pH

FDA COMPLIANT:
Meets FDA 21CFR177.1550

LOW CREEP AND COLD FLOW

NON-TOXIC, SILICONE-FREE

NON-CONTAMINATING

NON-PARTICULATING

NON-AGING IN SERVICE

REDUCED AREA GASKETS DESIGNED FOR LOW TORQUE APPLICATIONS

The LTC has two small strips of SQ-S material, inboard of the bolt circle, on both sides of a highly densified sheet of ePTFE. It replaces ring gaskets in applications where very low bolt loads are required. The LTC-NR design adds thin strips of material at the outer diameter. These strips resist flange bending and promote an even distribution of gasket stress on the inboard sealing strips.

One Piece Reduced Area (OPRA) is cut from a single sheet and has material inboard of the bolt circle and around each bolt. Like the LTC-NR, the outboard material resists flange bending. Typically the area of an OPRA gasket is only 1/3rd of a full face gasket. In other words, for the same bolt load, the gasket produces 3X the sealing stress.

You can depend on these high performance features:
  • Wide pressure and temperature range
  • Unsurpassed chemical compatibility
  • Excellent creep and cold flow resistance
  • Will not harden or deteriorate with age
  • Low coefficient of friction allows easy removal
  • Easily conforms to damaged or pitted flanges
  • Low compressive load to seal
  • Advanced engineering designs that seal when others fail
  • Professional engineering support

Size Availability

INERTEX® Reduced Area Gaskets are available from inventory for ASME Class 150 flat faced flanges in sizes ½” to 24″. Additional sizes and configurations are available upon request.

Custom Fabrication

INERTEX® Reduced Area Gaskets can be fabricated into nearly any style and shape of gasket including oval manways, ribbed heat exchangers, strips, plates, or others as required. Size is no limitation!