Garlock Style 5500 is an inorganic fiber gasketing material that offers excellent thermal stability with minimal weight loss, reduced creep relaxation and improved torque retention. The inorganic fibers have excellent thermal and oxidation resistance, withstanding a continuous operating temperature of up to 550° F (290° C), and maximum spike of 800° F (425° C).
The Garlock Style 5500 produces a tighter seal with excellent thermal stability and minimal weight loss. Garlock 5500 has a reduced creep relaxation and improved torque retention to provide optimal sealability within your applications. It is temperature resistant and can withstand a continuous operating temperature of up to 550° F (290° C), and maximum spike of 800° F (425° C). IFG® 5500 has passed the Garlock Fire Test and is ABS Fire-Safe Type Approved. The most common applications of Garlock 5500 is with water, aliphatic hydrocarbons, oils, gasoline, saturated steam, inert gases and most refrigerants.
Garlock 5500 has a minimum recommended assembly stress of 4,800psi and a preferred assembly stress between 6,000-10,000psi. Gasket thickness of 1/16″ strongly preferred in most applications. Please retorque the bolts/studs prior to pressurizing the assembly. For use with saturated steam above 150psig or superheated steam, consult the experts at Gasket Supply.