What are grooved metal gaskets, and where are they applied?
by FSA members Darine Aghnim & Dave Burgess
March 1, 2013

This is an ideal solution for applications in which cracking or embrittlement has occurred in ring joint flange grooves (see Figure 4). Kammprofile gaskets can be manufactured in different metal materials, shapes (circular and non-circular) and custom-engineered designs to fit different applications. The recommended flanges sealing surface finish is 125 to 250 microns per inch.

Conclusion
Grooved metal gaskets can effectively seal a wide range of applications because of their unique characteristics, design flexibility and facing material options. End users should consult their gasket manufacturer for recommendations for their specific applications. P&S

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