Garlock Launches ABRA-SHIELD™, an Expansion Joint Material Designed for Abrasion Protection

发布日期:2018年11月19日   作者:garlockchina
Palmyra,N.Y.(September25,2018):Garlock–aleadingmanufacturerofhigh-performancefluidsealingproducts–haslaunchedABRA-SHIELD™,aproprietaryexpansionjointlinermaterialdesignedforabrasionresistanceandsustainabilityindemandinghightemperatureoperatingconditions.
 
AsthenewestadditiontoGarlock’sfamilyofabrasionresistantexpansionjointmaterials,ABRA-SHIELD™willjoinABRA-LINE®andNaturalRubbertoprovideavarietyoflinersthatcatertoincreasedabrasionprotection.ABRA-SHIELD™willbeanoptionforusewithanumberofexpansionjointproductsthatGarlockoffers–includingstyles204,206,7250,8400and9394.Theseuniquelyconstructedjointsalsoprovidehighlevelsofprotectionfromstress,misalignment,vibration,noise,shockandcorrosion.
 
Mediatypeandtemperatureplayasignificantroleintheselectionprocessofanexpansionjointlinermaterial.ThespecialtyformulatedhydrogenatednitrilebutadienerubberusedinABRA-SHIELD™performssignificantlybetterthancommonabrasionresistantsolutions,withanoperatingtemperaturerangeupto300°F.
 
Inabrasionresistancetesting–whichprovidesdatatocomparematerialsandpredictthelifetimeofamaterialorcoating–ABRA-SHIELD™provided50%higherabrasionresistancethanstandardEPDM(ethylenepropylenedienemonomerrubber).ABRA-SHIELD™willbetherecommendedsolutioninabrasiveapplications(suchasslurry,ashandbrine)withsustainedorspikedtemperaturesbetween180°Fand300°F.Fortemperaturesoutsideofthisrange,othermaterialsinGarlock’sfamilyofabrasionresistantexpansionjointswouldbesuggested.
 
“Theabrasionresistantlineofmaterialshavebeencustomengineeredforabrasiveapplications,andthebenefitsoveralternativesinthemarketplaceisstriking,”saidTomSmith,ProductLineManagerofExpansionJoints.“ABRA-SHIELD™isthenextevolutioninthislevelofprotectionbyprovidingahighermediatemperaturerange,whichisaparticularlyimportantfactorfortheintegrityandlifeofthejoint.”
 
Thissuperiorperformanceinchallengingenvironmentswillbeadvantageousforapplicationsacrossarangeofindustries,includingmetals/minerals,oil/gas,powergeneration,pulp/paper,hydrocarbonprocessing,chemicalprocessing,agrochemical,water/wastewater,miningandfertilizer.
 
“WeperformedatestlaunchofABRA-SHIELD™toselectcustomersinvariousindustriesandreactiontotheproducthasbeenresoundinglypositive,”saidDerekHicks,ApplicationsandProjectLead,ExpansionJointsatGarlock.“Resultsexceededcustomerexpectations–thevaluepropositionofenhancedperformancecoupledwithlongerlifeindemandingapplicationshasgeneratedalotofexcitementandwe’realreadyrespondingtorequestsforwiderABRA-SHIELD™implementation.”ABRA-SHIELD™isavailableasalinermaterialoptiononGarlock’sexpansionjointproducts,availableimmediately.Visithttps://www.garlock.com/en/products/expansion-joint-materials-guideformoredetails.
 
 
AbouttheGarlockFamilyofCompaniesTheGarlockfamilyofcompaniesispartofEnProIndustries,Inc.(NYSE:NPO).Garlockisacknowledgedasthegloballeaderinhigh-performancefluidsealingproducts,committedtoacultureofsafety.Processingindustriesservedincludechemicalsandpetrochemicals,refining,pulpandpaper,powergeneration,semiconductor,primarymetals,foodandpharmaceuticals,miningandoriginalequipmentmanufacturers.

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