Manufacturing of Patented Graphite Yarns
Slade manufactures all of its own patented graphite yarns. The advantage is that each individual strand has its own unique core made of high tensile carbon fiber. The graphite yarns are protected by US & EU patents. They were developed to conduct heat like steel alloys, to transfer the heat away from the pump shaft and valve stem.
Sealing the Valve and Pump Stuffing Box
When Slade Foil cut rings are compressed more than 25% and die-formed sealing rings are compressed 15-20% (the denser the better), die-formed density is achieved in the stuffing box. This forms a “heat sink” in the stuffing box, eliminating the need for flush-water to cool the pump shaft sleeve in most applications. In addition, Slade reduces the number of oxidation sites in the packing graphite yarns so that 3300G can be used in more severe temperature and chemical applications than competitor’s packings.
Soot Blower Sealing
Lantern Rings & Custom Bushings
Installation & Extraction
2 Years of field testing has proven that 25% of all pulp and paper mill water can be conserved with Slade Foil. Intermech is proud to be able to offer you this fine product. Below you will find a list of all the Slade packing that we carry, including a list of test results conducted on the product, and the application best suited to each.
Slade Foil™ makes conventional packing obsolete. Eliminate Seal Water and stop all leakage’s. No flushing is required.
It must be noted that 96% of all valves packed with Slade have zero emissions and are fire safe. These attributes make this brand of packing the perfect choice for high temperature services. The high temperature capability of Slade Packing has proven petrochemical valve performance in power utility installations.
Intermech has secured sole representation rights for Slade in South Africa and would be pleased to quote you on all your pump and packing requirements. After reading about the products below, please contact us if you require any further information on this incredible product.
Slade’s most cost effective pump and valve packing
|Reinforcement:||Each individual strand of graphite foil is reinforced with high strength structural carbon fiber and no other reinforcements; interlock braid.|
|Temperature:||Non-oxidizers; -400°F / -240°C to 5400°F / 3000°C. Mild Oxidizers to 1800°F / 1000°C|
|Pressures:||Valves to 1,000psi / 70 bar (for higher pressures, consult factory)|
|Pumps:||Flush-free in many services to 4,800 fpm (1,400m/min)|
|3300W:||Inconel wire reinforced for higher pressures:5,000 psi/350 bar|
|3300LC:||Low chloride, high purity version for nuclear plants|