GarraSeal 300 Kevlar Packing

Recommended for superheated steam, slurries, solvent, chemicals and liquefied gases.

GarraSeal 500 Expanded PTFE Filament Packing Firm Braid

Used for steam valves, reciprocating rods, rams and plungers, and rotary applications. It is resistant to most chemicals and is specially suited for oxygen services.

GarraSeal 970 Asbestos Packing, Graphite and Lubricated

Used for many types of valves in compressed air systems, refrigeration plant lines, fresh water piping, distillation units, feed heaters, exhaust steam, main air ejector drains, fuel oil lines, and centrifugal pumps handling cooling water, diesel and lubricating oil.

GarraSeal 650 Carbon Fiber Packing

Used in high speed centrifugal pumps, blowers, dryers, agitators, globe, ball, steam turbines, high temperature valves.

Why Packings Fail

  • Heat
  • Chemical Attack
  • Excessive Pressure
  • Scored Shafts
  • Abrasives

Costs

  • Repacking - Downtime
  • Leakage Control - Product Loss
  • Shaft Sleeve Wear
  • Inventory
  • Price of Packing

Product Quality

  • GarraSeal is manufactured to PT. Gapura Raya’s specification requirements by American Packing Industries in the Philippines
  • In 1983 American Packing Industries Corp became a licensee of Product Sealing Technologies USA.
  • Today, American Packing Industries is the leading manufacturer and supplier of compressed gasket, packings, metallic gaskets and other industrial products.
  • In 1998, achieved its ISO 9002 Certification from SGS Yarsley International Certification Services Ltd. and migrated to ISO9001:2000 in 2003, and currently certified under ISO 9001:2008.
  • PT. Gapura Raya’s GarraSeal brand of products are manufactured to the highest international standards

Packings

Asbestos Packing Products

GarraSeal 900 Teflon Impregnated Asbestos Packing - Lattice Braid
GarraSeal 900 is white asbestos which has been thoroughly impregnated with PTFE, braided into a lattice braid construction, and then given a final treatment with a special run-in lubricant. GArraSeal…

GarraSeal 950 Asbestos Packing with Wire Insertion
GarraSeal 950 has asbestos fibers and zinc/graphite powder core. The core itself is flexible and resilient, while the total packing offers lubricity, long shelf life and high corrosion resistance. High…

GarraSeal 970 Asbestos Packing, Graphite and Lubricated
GarraSeal 970 is a square braid packing. Its white asbestos yarn is totally saturated with petrolatum and graphite lubricant. These lubricants, combined with the packing’s softness, makes a packing…

Non Asbestos Packing Products

GarraSeal 300 Kevlar Packing
GarraSeal 300 is manufactured from aramid yarn for use in high pressured applications or where poor shaft bearing support is found. It is recommended for superheated steam, slurries, solvent, chemicals…

GarraSeal 400 PTFE Filament Packing Firm Braid
GarraSeal 400 is a firm braided, high density PTFE filament packing for slower shaft speed applications. It is resistant to most chemicals and is specially suited for oxygen services. Colour : White Temperature…

GarraSeal 500 Expanded PTFE Filament Packing Firm Braid
GarraSeal 500 is a firm braided expanded PTFE packing for use on valve steam, reciprocating rods, rams and plungers, and rotary applications. It is resistant to most chemicals and is specially suited…

GarraSeal 600 Carbon Fiber Packing
GarraSeal 600 is treated with PTFE to prevent color contamination and carbon migration. Each individual strand of the carbon yarn is impregnated with PTFE and high temperature lubricant to provide excellent…

GarraSeal 650 Carbon Fiber Packing
GarraSeal 650 is manufactured from the highest quality Carbon fiber packing used in high speed centrifugal pumps, blowers, dryers, agitators, globe, ball, steam turbines, high temperature valves. Color…

GarraSeal 700 Graphite Filled / PTFE Packing
GarraSeal 700 is manufactured from fine particles of graphite entrapped with an expanded PTFE and silicon break in lubricants. It is applicable to all corrosive applications, strong acids, alkali, organic…

GarraSeal Packings Summary Sheet

Packings 300 Kevlar Packing 400 PTFE Filament Packing Firm Braid 500 Expanded PTFE Filament Packing Firm Braid 600 Carbon Fibre Packing 650 Carbon Fiber Packing 700 Graphite Filled / PTFE Packing 900 Teflon Impregnated Asbestos Packing - Lattice Braid 950 Asbestos Packing with Wire Insertion 970 Asbestos Packing, Graphite and Lubricated
Colour Yellow White White Black Grey/White Black White Black Black
Type Kevlar Teflon FDA Teflon Pure Carbon Carbon Tfe PTFE-Graphite Asbestos PTFE Asbestos Wire Asbestos Graphite
Thickness 5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/8"
1/2"
Temperature 260°C (500°F) 260°C (500°F) 260°C (500°F) 345°C (650°F) in air; 650°C (1,200°F) in steam 650°C (1200°F) in steam; 455°C (850°F) in air 288°C (550°F) in air;
538°C (1,000°F) in steam or non oxidizing atmosphere
260°C (500°F) 540°C (1,000°F) 260°C (500°F)
Pressure, Max.   300 psi rotary/centrifugal; 2,000 psi valve 300 psi rotary/centrifugal; 2,000 psi 500 psi 500 rotary/centrifugal; 2500 psi valve 500 psi rotary/centrifugal; 2000 psi valves 300 psi (rotary/centrifugal) 4,000 psi 300 psi (rotary/centrifugal)
pH 2 - 12 0 - 14 0 - 14 0 - 14 0 - 14 0 - 14 3 - 11 3 - 12 4 - 10
Shaft Speed 2,500 fpm 1,000 fpm + 1,000 fpm + to 3000 fpm plus to 4,000 fpm + 3,000 fmp + 1,400 fpm   500 fpm
Construction Lattice Braid Lattice Braid Lattice Braid Lattice Braid Lattice Braid Lattice Braid Lattice Braid Braid-over-core, wire reinforced Square Braid
Equivalent Product Code 5200 5200 1925 98 5000 5100 5862 127 234

Seals General Information

A seal is any object that is placed between two surfaces to prevent leakage. There are two basic type of industrial seals.

  • Gaskets : A gasket is used between two stationary objects
  • Packings : A packing is used between two moving objects
  • Compression Packings

    What is a Packing?

    • FSA - a soft pliant material cut into a number of rings which are inserted into the stuffing box between the rotating or reciprocating member and the body of the pump or valve
    • ASME - a deformable material used to prevent or control the passage of a fluid between surfaces that move in relation to each other
    • API - a dynamic seal

    Base Materials of Packings

    • Plant Fibers (flax, cotton, ramie)
    • Mineral Fiber (asbestos)
    • Teflon
    • Aramids (nomex, kevlar)
    • Carbon Yarns
    • Graphite Yarn
    • Glass Fiber
    • Lubricants (mica, graphite, grease, teflon, silicone, oil, etc)
    • Metallics (lead, copper, inconel, aluminum)

    Where is it used?

    • Centrifugal / Reciprocating / Rotary Pumps and Valves
    • Industries: paper, petrochemical, steel, marine, refineries, mining, etc.
    • Seals: steam, water, acids, alkalis, solvents, oils and gases

    What Does It Do?

    Packings prevents excessive leakage, it does not STOP leak!

    Special Packings

    • Polymide packing
    • Synthetic packing with PTFE
    • Synthetic packing with graphite
    • Custom Made Packings : YOU TELL US WHAT YOU NEED & WE WILL GET IT FOR YOU

    Graphite filled PTFE and kevlar packing in a zig-zag > a packing that combines chemical resistance and good heat transfer with built in pressure & extrusion resistance. Service Temperature: 260°C, Pressure: 500 psi, Shaft Speed: 3800 fpm

    PTFE Graphite with Kevlar corners for applications with high peripheral speed - paper mill stock pumps, agitators, etc. Temperature: 271°C, Pressure: 500 psi, Shaft Speed: 1970 fpm

    Graphite filled PTFE and PTFE filament in a zig-zag > this packing adds thermal and shaft speed capabilities to the 910. Service Temperature: 288°C, Shaft Speed: 3800 fpm, Pressure: 500 psi

    Die Formed Sets

    • Graphite Die Formed Sets
    • Siemens Inc., Petron
    • Die Formed Packings for easy installation, minimum waste, low store inventory
    • Do you need adapters?
    • Do you need bushings?

    Stamps

    How to order a packing?
    • Size
    • Temperature
    • Application
    • Media
    • Pressure
    • Shaft Speed
       

    Packing Installation

    • Remove ALL the old packing
    • Clean stuffing box thoroughly
    • Determine correct packing size
    • Check number of rings required
    • Cut and install packing
    • Gland follower should penetrate the box an amount equal to approximately 1/2 the packing cross section
    • Tighten gland - finger tight
    • Adjust bolts for acceptable leakage 5 minutes time

    Total Program

    • Inventory Reduction
    • Increased Availability
    • Decreased Total Plant Cot
    • Longer Product Life
    • Greater Reliability
    • Reduced Downtime
    • Less Product Loss

    Packing Commandment

    Overtightening is the greatest single casue of packing failure - adjust packing don’t tighten it!