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Very Critical Extreme Temperature



Pikotek VCXT Very Critical Extreme Temperature Flange Insulation



The Pikotek VCXT flange insulating set is comprised of an insulating

gasket, insulating sleeves, insulating washers and metal backing
washers. The insulating gasket is constructed from a machined metal
core utilising a unique serration profile. The metal core is faced with a
high performance sealing material incorporating proprietary vermiculite
based sealing technology. Correct gasket location is ensured by the
inclusion of a high performance spacer ring, located around the
periphery of the serrated metal core.




Pikotek high temperature flange insulation sets are specifically

designed to effect a seal and maintain electrical isolation across a wide
range of seating stresses and flange classes in elevated temperature
service. They can be utilised in load compromised connections; such as
damaged and/or lined flanges and also heavily bolted connections
where significant gasket stresses may be generated. In addition the
relatively high compression characteristics of the facing material
ensure both seal and isolation performance can be achieved over a wide
range of flange surface finishes. The use of Thermiculite 715 as the
sealing material pushes the performance of the Pikotek VCXT insulation
set beyond the capability of traditional insulation sets based on
phenolic resin or glass/epoxy sealing technology.
Operational pressure range:
to ASME B16.5 2500 lb
Operational temperature range:

Full vacuum
-200 to 380oC

Thermiculite 715 facing material is suitable for sealing across a wide

range of chemicals (pH 0-14) and sweet and sour gaseous and liquid
Standard core and washer metallurgy are NACE (MRO175) compliant.
Alternative materials are available on request.
The insulating gasket and washers have been designed and developed
for use in standard pipeline flanges where both cathodic protection and
high integrity sealing is required at elevated service temperatures. For
non-standard bolted connections please consult your regional Pikotek
sales manager.

Insulating Gasket & Washers:

Core Thickness
Facing Thickness

2.5mm to 4mm
0.75mm (x2)

ASME Gasket Factor (m)

ASME Minimum Seating Stress (Y)
Dielectric Strength (ASTM D149a)

3625 psi
9.8 kV/mm

Insulating Sleeves:
Attamica H Maximum Temperature
Attamica H Dielectric Strength

20.0 kV/mm

Metallic Backing Washers:

Zinc plated carbon steel

3mm thk

Other washer material can be provided to suit the application


Each Pikotek VCXT insulating set comprises the following components:

High Temperature Insulating Gasket
High Temperature Insulating Sleeves
High Temperature Insulating Washers
Metallic Backing Washers
flange bolt.

1 per flange.
1 per flange bolt.
2 per flange bolt.
2 per

Please contact your Pikotek sales manager when specific operating parameters requires
confirmation of appropriate materials.
*Thermiculite is a registered trademark of Flexitallic Investments Inc.

4990 Iris Street Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033 USA

Phone 01-303-988-1242 Fax 01-303-988-1922 Internet: www.pikotek.com