A ‘Blue-Max’ Joint will provide you all of the advantages of an asbestos joint, without the problems of asbestos.
Engineered to provide all the durability, resilience and sealing properties of an asbestos gasket, but without the asbestos. A Blue-Max gasket is manufactured from a proprietary tacky cloth of glass, synthetic fibres and brass wire impregnated with a blue elastomer compound.
The Material is cut and formed to the desired size and shape and then coated with a proprietary Teflon material per MIL SPEC T-27730A.
The finished gasket is easily installed, delivers trouble-free service and does its part to reduce expensive boiler maintenance and downtime.
Blue-Max gaskets are able to withstand steam pressure of up to 450psi and cold water pressures of 150psi.
Zero Leakage Under Pressure.
Even the slightest leakage is too much, as it increases maintenance and reduces boiler life. Tests by major boiler manufacturers confirm that Blue-Max gaskets seal—with zero leakage—on steam to 450 psi and on cold-water hydro tests up to 150 psi. and Blue-Max withstands working temperatures up to 500°F. Rubber gaskets simply can’t take that kind of pressure and heat.
Blue-Max gaskets will not stick to the plate after being in service. Removal is easy and requires no chiselling or buffing. This is important in reducing maintenance costs and boiler downtime.
Sizes Clearly Marked.
Each gasket is permanently and clearly marked with it’s size, so you’ll know immediately that you have the appropriate one.
Corresponding obround and oval sizes are interchangeable, thanks to the unique properties of the material.
Maximum Sealing on Rough Surfaces.
Rough and pitted surfaces on old or poorly maintained flanges pose no problem for a Blue-Max gasket. The material is resilient enough to conform perfectly to surface topography and maintain the tightest possible seal.
The proprietary Teflon coating is resistant to the chemicals used in treating boiler water, so gasket life will be longer.
Extended Shelf Life.
A Blue-Max gasket won’t dry out or lose it’s strength while it sits on the shelf.
Easy, Problem Free Installation.
Blue-Max gaskets offer installation advantages over other types. Because of the materials construction and strength, there is no danger of over-tightening the gasket and cutting it in half. A Blue-Max gasket naturally lays flat on the flange, and requires no special installation tools, procedures or training. Simply install the gasket and crank it down.