Meet the next generation isolation gasket: GPT EVOLUTION®
Global innovator Pipetech showcases stronger, safer and superior gasket
Calgary, Alberta (August 30, 2018): Pipetech Corporation, as a master distributor for Garlock Pipeline Technologies (GPT) is showcasing a new isolation gasket that’s engineered to overcome the new harsher realities of transporting fluids and gases at higher pressure and temperatures over longer distances. The EVOLUTION® has an innovative design that sets a new standard for fire safety, corrosion mitigation and full isolation confidence.
EVOLUTION prevents fugitive emissions, is chemical resistant, API 6FB-rated fire safe and features easier installation, tight sealing, high-temperature operation and hydro testing isolation. Built with five innovative components and a thinner, 1/8” design, EVOLUTION minimizes any difficulty with installing thicker isolating gaskets. A stainless steel core and proprietary dielectric coating eliminates layers of glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) which can delaminate over time or become vulnerable with higher H2S levels. Extensive testing has demonstrated zero permeability or degradation with EVOLUTION.
The coating is resistant to abrasion, impact and chemical attack including H2S, steam, CO, CO2. Full encapsulation allows the gasket be hydro tested and left in the pipeline with the same isolation properties as before testing. It also prevents the need for expensive exotic cores, as it eliminates contact to exposed metal.
EVOLUTION has the highest pressure rating and tightness parameters of any product on the market today, providing greater joint integrity and minimal leakage rates. Unlike GRE gaskets, which are prone to delamination, EVOLUTION has no laminations and can therefore better withstand high-pressure environments. Rated to 500°F (260°C), EVOLUTION can operate under high temperatures. Tested comprehensively for safety, the product has API 6FB, 3rd Edition Fire Test recognition.
“EVOLUTION is the next generation in gasket technology and can help eliminate a lot of issues that we can see with existing products”
says Craig Ball of Pipetech.
“EVOLUTION was engineered to incorporate the best technology available today and combine it into one product.”
EOLUTION Isolation Gaskets feature both a pressure-energized seal and a fire safe Inconel 718 C-ring which together are pressure activated. Built to match pipe bore EVOLUTION offers moisture and humidity resistance, zero creep relaxation and a 316LSS core.
About Pipetech Corporation Ltd: Pipetech has been delivering and customizing pigging programs and sealing solutions in the global oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. Our clients value innovation, high standards and protecting their pipeline integrity. We have a wide selection of quality joint sealing and isolation products that guarantee the safe flow of fluids through transmission, distribution and process piping systems. Our gasket products are designed to effectively seal and, if necessary, isolate flanges in all types of applications. Our wide selection of flange isolation products include isolating/sealing gaskets, sleeves and washers and isolation kits in all flange sizes, types, pressure ratings and materials.