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Our Purpose and Values

At Alba Gaskets we work by a set of values and follow a purpose. This ensures that we deliver the highest quality products at all times. We are committed to supporting our customers and providing unrivalled customer service.

Accreditations and Approval

FPAL empowered by achilles ISO 9001 ISO 14001 ISO 18001

Inhibitor Gasket

In 2010 a major North Sea operator came to Alba Gaskets to request that we introduce to them a new type of gasket to replace their standard graphite spiral wounds. The client was experiencing serious corrosion issues on their flange faces. The client requested that Alba Gaskets introduce an alternative solution that would be fire safe, inert and would seal tighter than the conventional spiral wound gasket. The Inhibitor Gasket was identified as the ideal solution.

In a conventional spiral wound gasket there is little or no sealing on the inner ring. The design of the Inhibitor gasket ensures that the Kammpro™ inner ring provides the primary sealing interface and is matched on its inside diameter to that of the flange piping schedule. This ensures there is no void where crevice or galvanic corrosion can propagate also; the inner ring material and its covering layer are inert in terms of corrosion through contact with dissimilar materials.

The HTG design (Fig. 4) incorporates the sealing integrity of a graphite centre with protective mica layers on the ID and OD of the gasket. The mica is there to prevent the ingress of the media so that the graphite filler does not come into contact with the pipe media or the external environment which eliminates the chance of corrosion at or around the sealing faces of the flanges.

The HTG design has been tested to withstand the API 6FB fire test which is an essential feature for off-shore environments.

Independent testing show that this product seals to a magnitude of 10 times tighter than a conventional spiral wound gasket.

The Inhibitor Gasket has now been formally specified by a number of global oil operators and has become a key solution in the battle to prevent flange face corrosion and reduce fugitive emissions.

 

pdf Inhibitor Data sheet (378 KB)

pdf Lamons WRI LP HTG Standard (872 KB)

 

 

PREVENTION IS BETTER THEN CURE

 

Our Purpose and Values

At Alba Gaskets we work by a set of values and follow a purpose. This ensures that we deliver the highest quality products at all times. We are committed to supporting our customers and providing unrivalled customer service.

Learn about our purpose and values

Accreditations and Approval

FPAL empowered by achilles ISO 9001 ISO 14001 ISO 18001