Garlock’s BLUE-GARD® Style 3400 gasketing material is a compressed, non-asbestos gasket made from aramid fibers with an SBR binder. With an excellent sealability, it can drastically lower emissions levels and reduce waste in water, saturated steam, and inert gas applications.
The BLUE-GARD® Style 3400 gasketing material has an excellent sealability with an improved torque retention. It drastically lowers emissions levels while simultaneously cutting operational costs through reduced waste, maintenance, stocked inventory, fluid loss and energy consumption. The BLUE-GARD® Style 3400 is most commonly used in water, saturated steam and inert gas applications.
While not a preferred choice for steam service, BLUE-GARD 3400 is successful when it is adequately compressed. The minimum recommended assembly stress is 4,800 psi and preferred assembly stress is between 6,000-10,000 psi. Using a gasket thickness of 1/16″ strongly preferred. During installation, ensure that you retorque the bolts/studs prior to pressurizing the assembly. For saturated steam above 150 psig or superheated steam, consult the experts at Gasket Supply for more information.