Advantages in the use of KLINGER®top-chem 2000
With KLINGER®top-chem 2000 the high relaxation typical of standard filled PTFE gaskets is not observed. At a load of 50 MPa and a temperature of 200°C the relaxation of this material is only just 2%.
This ensures that bolt forces are even under severe conditions.
Therefore it is not necessary to retighten the bolts and the risk of increasing the leakage through loss in surface pressure is minimized. This behavior is unique in the world of PTFE gaskets and can only be achieved with use of KLINGER®top-chem 2000.
KLINGER®top-chem 2000 has excellent chemical resistance in strongly acidic and alkaline applications and offers exceptional performance applications with high mechanical requirements at high temperatures.
The universal heavy-duty gasket for an extremely wide range of applications in the chemical and petrochemical industries are well as in the shipbuilding industry for chemical tanker applications.
Due to its unique load bearing properties it is able to withstand high temperatures and pressures and it is the only PTFE gasket with a Fire Safe Certificate.
It is also the first choice in the food sector and in the pharmaceutical industry, for steam applications and in oxygen pipes and where special requirements are made acc. to TA Luft (German Clean Air regulation).
PTFE filled with silicon-carbide.
The Klinger pT diagram provides guidelines for determining the suitability of a particular gasket material for a specific application based on the operating temperature and pressure only. Always refer to the chemical resistance of the gasket to the fluid.
1. In area one, the gasket material is normally suitable subject to chemical compatibility.
2. In area two, the gasket materials may be suitable but a technical evaluation is recommended.
3. In area three, do not install the gasket without a technical evaluation.
Technical Data – Typical values for 1.5mm thickness
|Compressibility ASTM F 36 J||2%|
|Recovery ASTM F 36 J||55%|
|Stress relaxation DIN 52913|
|50 MPa, 16 h/260°C||35MPa|
|30 MPa, 16 h/150°C||28MPa|
|Klinger cold/hot compression|
|23°C / 50 MPa||2%|
|260°C / 50 MPa||5%|
|Tightness DIN 3535/6||0.5 ml/min|
|Tightness DIN 28090-2||0.05 mg/s m|
|H2SO4, 100%: 18 h/23°C||1/1%|
|HNO3, 100%: 18 h/23°C||1/2%|
|NaOH, 33%: 72 h/110°C||1/3%|
Dimensions of the standard sheets
Sizes: 1500 x 1500 mm
Thicknesses: 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 3.0 mm; other thicknesses and sizes on request.
Thickness acc. DIN 28091-1, length ± 50 mm, width ± 50 mm
Function and durability
The performance and service life of KLINGER gaskets depend in large measure on proper storage and fitting, factors beyond the manufacture’s control. We can, however, vouch for the excellent quality of our products. With this in mind, please also observe our installation instructions.