GRAFILIT® SL

GRAFILIT® SL is an expanded graphite based material with stainless steel foil insert, thus facilitating its handling and enhances the surface load. GRAFILIT® SL has excellent chemical and thermal resistance. Its high creep resistance and high compressibility make it suitable for highly demanding conditions in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

PROPERTIES

APPROPRIATE INDUSTRIES & APPLICATIONS

CHEMICAL INDUSTRYCOMPRESSORS & PUMPS
GAS SUPPLYHEATING SYSTEMS
HIGH-TEMPERATURE APP.PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
POTABLE WATER SUPPLYPOWER PLANT
REFRIGERATION & COOLINGSTEAM SUPPLY
VALVESWATER SUPPLY
Composition Expanded natural graphite (>99% graphite purity), stainless steel foil insert (AISI 316; 0.05 mm).
Color No data
Approvals and compliances
BAM (oxygen)
Sheet dimensions

Sheet size (mm):
1000 x 1000 | 1500 x 1500
Thickness (mm): 1.0 | 1.5 | 2.0 | 3.0
Other dimensions and thicknesses are available on request.

TECHNICAL DATA

Typical values for 2.0 mm thickness
Density DIN 28090-2 g/cm3 1.2
Density (plain graphite) DIN 28090-2 g/cm3 1.0
Carbon content DIN 51903 % >99
Total sulfur content ASTM D5016 ppm <1000
Leachable chloride content FSA NMG 202 ppm <50
Leachable fluoride content FSA NMG 203 ppm <50
Total halogen content ppm <200
Ash content DIN 51903 % <1
Compressibility ASTM F36A % 42
Recovery ASTM F36A % 15
Residual stress DIN 52913
50 MPa, 300°C, 16 h MPa 49
Specific leak rate DIN 3535-6 mg/(s·m) 0.05
Compression modulus DIN 28090-2
At room temperature: εKSW % 38
At elevated temperature: εWSW/300°C % 1.2
Creep relaxation DIN 28090-2
At room temperature: εKRW % 4.3
At elevated temperature: εWRW/300°C % 3.6
Operating conditions
Minimum temperature °C/°F -200/-328
Maximum continuous temperature
– under oxidizing atmosphere °C/°F 550/1022
– under reducing or inert atmosphere °C/°F 700/1292
Maximum pressure bar/psi 100/1450

P-T diagrams EN 1514-1, Type IBC, PN 40, DIN 28091-2 / 3.8, 1.5 mm

Steam or gasses
Liquids
Aggressive gasses
P-T diagrams indicate the maximum permissible combination of internal pressure and service temperature which can be simultaneously applied to a given gaskets thickness, size and tightness class. Given the wide variety of gasket applications and service conditions, these values should only be regarded as a guidance for the proper gasket assembly. In general, thinner gaskets exhibit better P-T properties.
  • General suitability - Under common installation practices and chemical compatibility
  • Conditional suitability - Appropriate measures ensure maximum performance for joint design and gasket installation. Technical consultation is recommended
  • Limited suitability - Technical consultation is mandatory.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CHART

The recommendations made here are intended as a guideline for the selection of a suitable gasket type. As the function and durability of products are dependent upon a number of factors, the data may not be used to support any warranty claims. If there are specific type-approval regulations, these have to be complied with.

Legend:
  • Recommended
  • Recommendation depends on operating conditions,
  • Not recommended
Acetamide
Acetic acid, 10%
Acetic acid, 100% (Glacial)
Acetone
Acetonitrile
Acetylene (gas)
Acid chlorides
Acrylic acid
Acrylonitrile
Adipic acid
Air (gas)
Alcohols
Aldehydes
Alum
Aluminium acetate
Aluminium chlorate
Aluminium chloride
Aluminium sulfate
Amines
Ammonia (Gas)
Ammonium bicarbonate
Ammonium chloride
Ammonium hydroxide
Amyl acetate
Anhydrides
Aniline
Anisole
Argon (gas)
Asphalt
Barium chloride
Benzaldehyde
Benzene
Benzoic acid
Bio-diesel
Bio-ethanol
Black liquor
Borax
Boric acid
Butadiene (gas)
Butane (gas)
Butyl alcohol (Butanol)
Butyric acid
Calcium chloride
Calcium hydroxide
Carbon dioxide (gas)
Carbon monoxide (gas)
Cellosolve
Chlorine (gas)
Chlorine (in water)
Chlorobenzene
Chloroform
Chloroprene
Chlorosilanes
Chromic acid
Citric acid
Copper acetate
Copper sulfate
Creosote
Cresols (Cresylic acid)
Cyclohexane
Cyclohexanol
Cyclohexanone
Decalin
Dextrin
Dibenzyl ether
Dibutyl phthalate
Dimethylacetamide (DMA)
Dimethylformamide (DMF)
Dioxane
Diphyl (Dowtherm A)
Esters
Ethane (Gas)
Ethers
Ethyl acetate
Ethyl alcohol (Ethanol)
Ethyl cellulose
Ethyl chloride (gas)
Ethylene (gas)
Ethylene glycol
Formaldehyde (Formalin)
Formamide
Formic acid, 10%
Formic acid, 85%
Formic acid, 100%
Freon-12 (R-12)
Freon-134a (R-134a)
Freon-22 (R-22)
Fruit juices
Fuel oil
Gasoline
Gelatin
Glycerine (Glycerol)
Glycols
Helium (gas)
Heptane
Hydraulic oil (Glycol based)
Hydraulic oil (Mineral)
Hydraulic oil (Phosphate ester-based)
Hydrazine
Hydrocarbons
Hydrochloric acid, 10%
Hydrochloric acid, 37%
Hydrofluoric acid, 10%
Hydrofluoric acid, 48%
Hydrogen (gas)
Iron sulfate
Isobutane (Gas)
Isooctane
Isoprene
Isopropyl alcohol (Isopropanol)
Kerosene
Ketones
Lactic acid
Lead acetate
Lead arsenate
Magnesium sulfate
Maleic acid
Malic acid
Methane (Gas)
Methyl alcohol (Methanol)
Methyl chloride (Gas)
Methylene dichloride
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
N-Methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP)
Milk
Mineral oil type ASTM 1
Motor oil
Naphtha
Nitric acid, 10%
Nitric acid, 65%
Nitrobenzene
Nitrogen (Gas)
Nitrous gases (NOx)
Octane
Oils (Essential)
Oils (Vegetable)
Oleic acid
Oleum (Sulfuric acid, fuming)
Oxalic acid
Oxygen (gas)
Palmitic acid
Paraffin oil
Pentane
Perchloroethylene
Petroleum (Crude oil)
Phenol (Carbolic acid)
Phosphoric acid, 40%
Phosphoric acid, 85%
Phthalic acid
Potassium acetate
Potassium bicarbonate
Potassium carbonate
Potassium chloride
Potassium cyanide
Potassium dichromate
Potassium hydroxide
Potassium iodide
Potassium nitrate
Potassium permanganate
Propane (gas)
Propylene (gas)
Pyridine
Salicylic acid
Seawater/brine
Silicones (oil/grease)
Soaps
Sodium aluminate
Sodium bicarbonate
Sodium bisulfite
Sodium carbonate
Sodium chloride
Sodium cyanide
Sodium hydroxide
Sodium hypochlorite (Bleach)
Sodium silicate (Water glass)
Sodium sulfate
Sodium sulfide
Starch
Steam
Stearic acid
Styrene
Sugars
Sulfur
Sulfur dioxide (Gas)
Sulfuric acid, 20%
Sulfuric acid, 98%
Sulfuryl chloride
Tar
Tartaric acid
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
Titanium tetrachloride
Toluene
2,4-Toluenediisocyanate
Transformer oil (Mineral type)
Trichloroethylene
Vinegar
Vinyl chloride (gas)
Vinylidene chloride
Water
White spirits
Xylenes
Xylenol
Zinc sulfate

All information and data quoted are based upon decades of experience in the production and operation of sealing elements. This data may not be used to support any warranty claims. With its publication this latest edition supersedes all previous issues and is subject to change without further notice.