Spiral Wound Gaskets

Style W

A winding is made of alternate plies of a metal wire and a soft non-metallic filler. The metal wire in the gasket is preformed into a “chevron” configuration, allowing superior resiliency and self-adjustment when compared to conventional gaskets. The Style W is just a sealing component (winding) only, which is normally used on tongue and groove joints, male and female facings and groove to flat flange facings.

Style WR

Style WR gaskets consist of a winding with a solid metal outer guide ring. These gaskets can be used on plain flat face flanges and on raised face flanges. The outer guide ring serves to center the gasket properly in the flange joint, acts as an anti-blowout device, provides radial support for the Spiral Wound components, and acts as a compression gauge to prevent the Spiral Wound component from being crushed. Normally the outer guide rings are furnished in mild steel, but can be supplied in other metal when required by operating conditions.

Style WRI

Style WRI is identical to style WR, with the addition of an inner ring. The inner ring also serves several functions. Primarily, it provides radial support for the gasket on the I.D. to help prevent the occurrences of buckling or imploding. Its I.D. is normally sized slightly larger than the I.D. of the flange bore, minimizing turbulence in process flow. The inner rings are normally supplied in the same material as the spiral wound component. Lamons normally manufactures standard Style WR and WRI spiral wound gaskets to ASME B16.20, designed to suit ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.47 flanges.