PALMYRA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Garlock Family of Companies introduces its new ABRA-LINE™ series of expansion joints. ABRA-LINE™ expansion joints are available in five different models, and each features a proprietary urethane formula that provides excellent abrasion resistance to materials found in the power generation, fertilizer production, mining and chemical processing industries.
The five ABRA-LINE™ models are:
- Style 404: Designed for full vacuum abrasive service applications. They feature composite fabric body construction with welded, treated-metal rings for dimensional stability and a wide selection of available cover elastomers that resist oxidation.
- Style 404HP (High Pressure) and Style 404EPS (Extreme Pressure Service): Also for full vacuum abrasive service applications, these models are designed for rigid piping systems with higher pressure ratings.
- Style 406EZ-FLO®: Contains a single wide flowing arch, eliminating the need for a filled arch in slurry services. Its self-flushing arch design eliminates media build-up and reduces turbulence.
- Style 4394: Designed for lower pressure applications like load cell and shaker boot applications, that require substantial amounts of movement axially or laterally.
"We set out to design expansion joints that can stand up to the demands of harsh, abrasive environments,” explains Sherwin Damdar, Product Manager at Garlock. "Our new ABRA-LINE™ expansion joints are built to exceed those demands, offer a wide range of service applications and provide exceptional reliability.”
The propriety urethane formula used in the ABRA-LINE™ series resists degradation in flue gas desulphurization systems, phosphate mining, dry bulk power transfer systems, tailings, slurry applications and a wide range of abrasive environments.
ABRA-LINE™ expansion joints can be ordered for pipes up to 120 inches in diameter (up to 48 inches for Style 4394) and designed in many different configurations. Eight different cover material options allow the ABRA-LINE™ joints to be customized to an application's specific requirements. Visit http://www.garlock.com/en/product/abrasive-applications or contact your Garlock supplier for more information.
About the Garlock Family of Companies
The Garlock family of companies is part of EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO). Garlock is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products, committed to a culture of safety. Processing industries served include chemicals and petrochemicals, refining, pulp and paper, power generation, semiconductor, primary metals, food and pharmaceuticals, mining and original equipment manufacturers.