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...read more
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 be recruited by the Navy to replace a metal as pure and precious as silver. Odd as it may be, it’s...read more
During a Nine Day Shutdown at Georgia Power, Industrial Valve Replaced Twenty Five Pressure Seals in Record Time with No Round-The-Clock Manpower.
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...read more
EGC Enterprises Publishes the Third in a Three Part Series on the Evolution of the Perfect Pressure Seal.
How EGC Developed an Aftermarket Product that is Faster and Less Expensive than 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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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