Hygienic Gaskets Resists CIP/SIP and Avoids Intrusion
The new non-elastomeric sanitary-design gaskets now available from L.J. Star Inc., Garlock GYLON BIO-LOK gaskets, are based on proprietary GYLON modified PTFE technology and are compatible with a wide variety of chemicals and processing applications.
In service, they are virtually immune to degradation by most commonly used CIP/SIP chemicals. Because they are highly resistant to elastomeric deformation, they eliminate the need for retightening under working conditions Ð a common problem with other gaskets. Perhaps more importantly, Garlock GYLON BIO-LOKª gaskets will not deform into the process flow stream creating areas where harmful bacteria can accumulate.
Additionally, the new seals conform to key FDA regulations for materials and USP Class VI. They are available in 31 sizes ranging from _-inch to 4-inches and ID/OD dimensions, and they meet the specifications of DIN, ISO, BS, ASME-BPE, ISO and SMS.
Key physical specifications include process temperatures ranging from 5ºC to 180ºC (41ºF to 356ºF) and a max pressure of 55 bar (800 psig), achieved without needing to retighten the clamp to hold the seal. The GYLON modified PTFE material's flange gasketÕs pressure rating thus exceeds the typical pressure used in hygienic clamp fittings. They offer a long shelf life with production date code traceability and they simplify inventory maintenance with one gasket serving equally well for various applications.
These new seals are suitable for use in a wide variety of hygienic applications, including pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, food and beverage and personal care products.
Virtually immune to degradation by commonly used CIP/SIP chemicals. Non-elastomeric sanitary-design gaskets are based on proprietary GYLON modified PTFE technology and are compatible with a wide variety of chemicals and processing applications. BIO-LOK gaskets are designed to not deform into the process flow stream, which could otherwise create areas where harmful bacteria could accumulate.
Production date code traceability.
- Material: modified PTFE
- Size: _ to 4 inches.
- Temperature: 41ºF to 356ºF.
- Pressure: up to 800 psig.
- Standards: FDA, USP Class VI, DIN, ISO, BS, ASME-BPE, SMS.
At Liquidyne, we prioritize our commitment to quality and consistency. In 2017 we achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification to ensure we can repeatedly deliver consistently high-quality products and solutions. Being an ISO 9001 facility, together with our USP Class VI Testing, ASME Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE), and EHEDG certification guarantee, we have the methodologies to assure quality. We will quickly and accurately rectify any issues if any of our products are ever in non-conformance.
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