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From Cannon Balls to Pressure Seals: Graphite for Sealing

Graphite has qualities that make it a great choice for certain applications in the manufacturing world. Those qualities include its reaction to extreme temperatures, as well as its flexibility when engineered a certain way. In the valve world, flexible graphite provides an ideal choice for many sealing products. The History of Graphite The stories about ...

A proprietary process, developed by EGC Enterprises, eliminates the typical surface imperfections that can cause leakage in triple offset butterfly valves. Manufacturers of triple offset butterfly valves (TOBV’s) focus on achieving leak-free shut off especially for valves in bi-directional service. A unique new process developed at EGC Enterprises, Inc. eliminates troublesome burrs and surface imperfections ...

Q-Foil®, a Flexible Graphite Thin Film Heater from EGC Enterprises, Saves An Average of 40% in Electrical Energy Costs Conveyor belts are used in nearly every industry. But what happens if the belt breaks? Enter Shaw-Almex, out of Parry Sound, Ontario. They manufacture conveyor belt vulcanizing equipment for the splicing and repair of a full range of ...

How An Asbestos Replacement Became A Silver Substitute It seems a little strange that a material first developed to replace a material as nasty as asbestos would then recruited by the Navy to replace a metal as pure and precious as silver. Odd as it may be, it’s also part of the history of flexible graphite. Flexible graphite seals and gaskets were ...

In April of 2013, Industrial Valve reduced installation time from fourteen to six hours on pressure seals ranging from 900 to 4,500 pounds using the VSG Pro, a high-density graphite bonnet seal from EGC Enterprises. Typically, a power plant shuts down a couple of times a year to allow safety and maintenance items to be performed. In the case of

EGC Enterprises, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of severe service, flexible graphite products and materials for sealing and thermal systems applications, has developed a new website that includes an extensive amount of product and material information designed to help customers and prospects in their quest for flexible graphite solutions. Company information, technical data and videos work together to provide a detailed ...

How EGC Developed an Aftermarket Product that is Faster and Less Expensive that the Metal Pressure Seal and is Perfect For Power Plant Maintenance and Valve Rebuilders. The VSG Pro requires no expensive tooling and can be completed in-house in only 48 hours making it ideal for aftermarket rebuilders and maintenance personnel during an emergency or as plant outages occur. Chardon, OH ...

How EGC Developed a Flexible Graphite Bonnet Seal that Consumes Less Time and Provided Real Cost Savings to Power Plants During Regularly Scheduled Maintenance. Chardon, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Tested and approved by the Navy in 2003 for use in nuclear powered ships, the EGC Thermafoil flexible graphite pressure seal seemed poised for big things in the general power generation market. ...

The story about how Flexible Graphite, an asbestos replacement, became a silver substitute used in Standard Navy Control Valve designs aboard nuclear-propulsion vessels. It seems a little strange that a material first developed to replace a substance as nasty as asbestos would then recruited by the Navy to replace a metal as pure and precious as ...