|Neu-Ulm, Germany, June 2013. Dana is setting new trends in blowout-resistance for flat gaskets. Thanks to an innovative new coating (CO) in combination with a metallic inner flange (ME) and a sophisticated new flanging process, the AFM 34 CO ME gasket meets even the most demanding of statutory requirements. The flange gasket with stainless steel inner flange is used to secure against increased liquid and gas pressures, especially in the chemical, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
In its current development, the successful AFM 34 CO ME gasket is also finished with a thin and highly flexible coating. The result: significantly improved micro-adjustment and leakage rate.
Moreover, the developers have succeeded in drastically reducing the sheet thickness of the inner flange, while optimizing the flange technology at the same time. This makes the metallic inner flange more moldable than ever before. Another positive effect is that the flange takes much less surface pressure away from the sealing bond when installed. This makes the AFM 34 CO ME the ideal candidate for flange dimensions with low surface pressure.
“Our new flat gasket not only increases leak tightness, it also sets an ideal stage for complying with the latest legislative requirements,” explains application engineer Volker Etzel of the General Industrial Sales department. “The initial guidelines (VDI 2290) call for special mediums which are covered by the German Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft), as well as lower leakage rates which cannot be achieved by conventional flanged gaskets. In this light, our AFM 34 CO ME provides our customers with optimum security.”
The new AFM 34 CO ME flat gasket from the Victor Reinz product range is one of the most blowout-resistant gaskets with a stainless steel inner flange for flange connections. The concept offers the greatest possible gas-tightness, even at low surface pressures.
Further information available at: www.reinz.com/brochures/industry
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