From time to time, we re-publish well-received or particularly valuable articles that have previously run on VALVEMagazine.com so that those who might have missed them will be able to catch up on the best of the best. This article, “From Cannon Balls to Pressure Seals: Graphite for Sealing” initially ran on July 15, 2015.
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.