O-Rings, Seals and Parts
Performance in the Chemical Processing Industries
o-rings and seals provide dependable long-term service in the
chemical processing industry, including pharmaceuticals, petroleum
refining, agricultural chemicals, and polymer production. In sealing
applications that require high heat and aggressive chemical resistance,
parts made from genuine Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer deliver
increased reliability and safety, extended service life and design
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long-term, reliable service, Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer o-rings and seals
are a reliable, cost-effective sealing solutions. In aggressive
chemical or thermally challenging environments, Kalrez® parts
have been reducing downtime and extending the mean time between
replacements (MTBR) in:
production and transportation
- Analytical and process control instrumention
and coating operations
pumps, valves, reactors, flange joints and other equipment, Kalrez®
parts --- whether they are o-rings, custom shapes or valve stem
packing systems --- are proving their value year after year.
Their combination of long-term resistance to chemical attack,
swelling and elevated temperatures allows chemical companies to
reduce costly seal failures, improve MTBR, control fugitive emissions,
improve process productivity and avoid contamination of the process
Kalrez® Valve Stem Packing Systems (KVSP):
The no-leak valve solution
can improve valve performance, reduce maintenance costs and limit
fugitive emissions from all types of manual and automatic control
valves to less than 1 ppm with Kalrez® Valve Stem Packing
is offered in standard or specialty compounds that have been formulated
to optimize properties and give the best performance in specific
applications. Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6375, 7075, 7090, 6375, 6380 and 0040 are designed
to better meet the needs of the chemical processing industry.
They offer excellent, broad chemical resistance and thermal stability.
Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6375
Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6375 has been formulated to work in applications with the widest extremes in chemicals and temperatures. It will work in the harsh environments of ethylene oxide, acids, bases, amines and steam. The curing system allows for a constant upper temperature of 525° F, at least 100 degrees higher than competing elastomers.
Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7075
This elastomer is a carbon black-filled compound that has been designed to seal in applications where the temperature is cycling. It has an improved thermal resistance which extends the maximum service temperature to 620° F. Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7075 is generally used for o-rings and seals in the chemical and hydrocarbon processing industries.
Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7090
DuPont Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7090 perfluoroelastomer parts are specifically targeted for use in applications requiring high hardness/higher modulus properties. These specialty black parts have excellent mechanical properties including compression set resistance, seal force retention, response to temperature cycling effects and rapid gas decompression resistance. Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7090 perfluoroelastomer parts are well suited for both static and dynamic sealing applications, especially applications that require extrusion resistance at higher temperatures. They also offer outstanding thermal stability and chemical resistance. A maximum continuous service temperature of 325 °C (617 °F) is suggested. Short excursions to higher temperatures may also be possible.
DuPont™ Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6380 perfluoroelastomers parts are a non-black product specifically developed for chemical processes involving hot, aggressive amines. In addition, it has excellent overall chemical resistance. This cream colored product is easily identifiable when selecting an o-ring material for harsh chemical plant services. This material has excellent mechanical properties and is a top choice for both static and dynamic sealing applications. A maximum continuous service temperature of 225 °C is suggested while short-term excursions to higher temperatures are permissible.
Kalrez® Spectrum™ 0040 perfluoroelastomer parts are specifically designed for low-temperature environments where significant chemical resistance is required. Proprietary polymer and cure technology promotes low-temperature sealing performance (-42°C) of Kalrez® Spectrum™ 0040 parts to temperatures typically unattainable for perfluoroelastomers parts. Kalrez® Spectrum™ 0040 is an excellent choice in applications such as couplings for the chemical transportation industry, or for other applications where chemical resistance and elasticity are required in some of the coldest environments. The volume swell for Kalrez® Spectrum™ 0040 is approximately 10% when exposed to nitric acid at 110 °C for 168 hours. Compression set resistance is similar to that of our broad chemically-resistant product, Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6375.
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