SELF LOCATOR 

The SELF LOCATOR gasket is a complete stainless steel containment of a sealing element offering a true compression seal. The patented design gives you long term reliability without flange welding and eliminates misalignment on installation. Due to its universal sizing, one gasket fits ALL FLANGE PRESSURE CLASSES, eliminating the chance of incorrect gasket selection. The most important feature of the gasket is the high unit load generated by the narrow sealing area provides a considerably higher flange clamping pressure and a better seal at a lower clamping force. The standard gasket material is 304 SS, with two (2) tracks of Flexible Graphite sealing elements. Specialty gasket material and/or sealing elements are available as options.

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KEY BENEFITS

 Ability to cope against severe thermal cycling and vibration.
 Inherent Live Loading capability.
 Fire, Blow Out, & Leak proof.
 Superior pressure handling.
 Universal… one gasket for all pressure classes - ANSI 150# - 2500#
 Protects against use of wrong gasket.
 Lowers total sealing costs.
 Cannot be over compressed.
 No need to re-torque.
 Eliminates fugitive emissions.
 US Navy approved.
 ANSI, DIN,

TECHNICAL DATA

Sizes: ½, ¾, 1, 1¼, 1½, 2, 2½ (including metric equivalent) 3, 3½, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24
Flange Pressure Class: 150# to 2500#
Thickness: 1/32" thru 12"; 1/16" above 12"
Torque Values: 50% to 65% of Bolt Yield Flange Surface Finish: 10 to 400 µin RMS (microinches)
Sealing Elements Width: ≥1½ (gasket size) 0.125" each side.
Sealing Elements Width: ½ to 1¼ (gasket size) 0.100" each side.
Minimal Sealing Element Web Width: 0.670"
"M" and "Y" values: m = 2.85, Y = 2900 psi Leak Rate: 0.005 in mg/m ∙ s (DIN 28090 / 1..2) < 10ppm @ He
Temperature Range: -200°C cryogenic air +500°C in regular atmosphere +650°C in steam +1000°C reducing or inert media
Pressure Range: Full vacuum to +5000 psi
Minimum Seating Stress: 2900 psi (20 MPa)
Maximum Seating Stress: 23,200 psi (160 MPa) (testing equipment limit)
Recommended Seating Stress: 5800 to 8700 psi (40 to 60 MPa)
Standards Available: ANSI 16.5, DIN 2600, JIS B2220, BS 4505, BS 10, AUS 2129

METAL CARRIER OPTIONS

Carbon Steel
304 Stainless Steel
316 Stainless Steel

SEALING ELEMENT OPTIONS

Flexible Graphite
PTFE
Fiberfrax
MICA