Garlock Sealing Technologies, an EnPro Industries Company
Garlock Sealing Technologies is the acknowledged global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products for the world’s processing industries. These include chemicals and petrochemicals, refining, pulp and paper, power generation, semiconductor, primary metals, food and pharmaceuticals, mining and original equipment manufacturers, among others.
Today the company and its affiliates have 15 global operations employing more than 1,800 people
and a distributor network that covers 75 countries. Their 12 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America collectively produce the broadest range of fluid sealing products designed specifically for industrial applications. In addition, they operate the most extensive testing facilities in the industry.
Commitment to innovation
Garlock’s commitment to innovation has resulted in a continuous stream of new products, most recently Flange Free™ anti-stick gasket coating, extreme grade gasketing for high-temperature applications, MULTI-SWELL™ self-loading gaskets for oil and water service, HYDRA-JUST® sealing system for replacing mechanical seals in industrial pumps and custom-engineered 8400 HT flue duct expansion joints for low-pressure, lightweight piping and ductwork.
Indeed Garlock revolutionized the industry with the formulation of its GYLON® restructured PTFE gaskets 40 years ago. Since then, the company has introduced many other firsts, including BLUE-GARD® non-asbestos compressed fiber gasketing, carbon fiber compressed gasketing, CHEVRON® V-ring packing, Garlock EVSP emissionless valve stem packing, elastomeric expansion joints, Klozure® GUARDIAN™ split pillow block metallic bearing isolator for non-flooded applications, and Klozure® MICRO-TEC® II metallic bearing isolator for applications requiring protection from highly contaminated environments.
Garlock’s current $35 million plant modernization project includes extensive environmental and conservation measures, underscoring its commitment to providing products that are safe in and of themselves and which offer customers cost-effective compliance solutions.
The company’s new production facilities in Palmyra, N.Y., feature a host of conservation features, including the use of water from a nearby lake for comfort and process cooling, closed-loop process equipment, more energy-efficient buildings, increased green space to reduce runoff and many others. In addition, the company is now using a more environmentally friendly material in its gasket production, eliminating VOC emissions while improving the production process.
Garlock offers a complete range of fluid sealing solutions, including compression packing, gasketing, hydraulic components, dynamic seals, metal gaskets and critical-service flange gaskets, plus expansion joints and high-performance metal seals.
Compression packing is rigorously tested to ensure reliable, cost-effective sealing in valves, pumps, agitators and other rotary equipment. It includes Garlock’s patented 9000 EVSP valve stem packing and leading-edge DSA dry-running self-adjusting pump packing sets.
Gasketing is offered in wide range of non-asbestos materials including GYLON® restructured PTFE gaskets, an industry standard for resistance to aggressive chemicals,
and its extreme grade gasketing with Flange Free™ anti-stick coating.
Hydraulic components include heavy-duty seals to meet the demanding requirements of today’s reciprocating equipment. Key products include CHEVRON® V-ring packing, GARTHANE® urethane seals and SLUDGE-PAK®for vertical sludge pumps. Also offered are polytop sets and turbine runner blade packing for hydroelectric applications.
Oil seals from Garlock Klozure® are available in a wide variety of configurations to meet the requirements of major industries. MILL-RIGHT® materials are used on all elastomeric seals for superior bearing protection. They are available in more than 50 different styles in sizes from ¼" to over 90", solid or split, metal-cased or all-rubber.
Bearing isolators, also produced by Garlock Klozure®, feature labyrinth design to prevent ingress of contaminants. Key products include MICRO-TEC® II and GUARDIAN®, both of which employ a patented cam lock design and engineered unitizing ring. These and other Klozure® bearing isolators are used extensively in the chemical, pulp and paper, hydrocarbon processing, power generation and many other industries.
Mechanical seals from Garlock Klozure® are available in both lip and face seal designs in four primary styles and a wide range of sizes. Key products include P/S®-II lip seal, Syntron RP shaft seal, PK component seal, and GMP-I and GMP-II single and double cartridge seals. All provide sealing solutions for numerous applications in the chemical, pulp and paper, mining and power generation industries.
Metal gaskets are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and chemical exposure. Available in standard and custom configurations, these rugged metal gaskets are made of a wide range of materials to accommodate all types of process applications.
High-performance metal seals from Garlock’s Helicoflex® include spring-energized delta seals, C-rings and O-rings that meet high-temperature requirements, while ensuring high pressure or vacuum integrity. The company’s joint development program with CEA, the French Atomic Energy Commission, supports continued innovation in these high-performance seals.
Critical-service flange gaskets from Garlock’s Pikotek® division include spring-energized PTFE seals and electrical flange isolation kits for cathodic protection in oil and gas production, processing, transmission, power generation and utility industries. They are approved and used by most of the world’s upstream operators, pipeline companies and engineering and construction contractors.
Expansion joints are designed and engineered from a wide variety of fabric and rubber materials to absorb movement and dampen vibration, reducing stress on pumps, pipes and anchoring systems. Standard styles include the self-flushing arch of the 206EZ-FLO, the industry standard 204, and the general-service 104GS. Garlock also specializes in custom configurations to meet specific system requirements.
Garlock continues to develop next-generation technologies that are changing the way processing industries meet their sealing requirements. By combining the most innovative products with unparalleled service and environmental commitment, the company delivers sealing solutions that improve plant productivity, reduce costs and comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Continued investment in research and development, innovative new products, production facilities, customer support and environmental initiatives will assure Garlock retains its global leadership in fluid sealing technologies.
Garlock Sealing Technologies
1666 Division Street
Palmyra, NY 14522