Clock Spring licenses zero-emission gasket technology

Clock Spring Company, a manufacturer of products for the repair and rehabilitation of pipe-based critical infrastructure, introduced Full Metal Gasket, a permanent, zero-emissions, non-leaking seal.

The Clock Spring Full Metal Gasket utilizes DeltaV-Seal technology under license from Norwegian company Pipeotech AS and is the world’s only DNV GL type approved gasket for zero emissions.

The reputation and dependability of Clock Spring products starts with exceptional designs and quality manufacturing. But it’s the capability and competence of certified installers that deliver outstanding performance in the field.

“As we introduce creative solutions for maintaining the reliability of critical infrastructure, our continuing focus is on safety and environmental responsibility,” says Clock Spring CEO and president Matthew Boucher. 

“The gasket provides a key solution our industrial oil and gas customers are asking for to reduce fugitive emissions in their operations.” “The design of our metal-to-metal gasket is elegant in its simplicity, maintaining zero-emissions integrity under exacting conditions.

And like all Clock Spring products, it is easy to install and cost-effective to deploy across a broad range of applications.” The Clock Spring Full Metal Gasket, designed with Pipeotech’s proprietary DeltaV-Seal, features advanced sealing technology that prevents emissions at the connection point.

Clock Spring trained installers are critical to ensuring a quality installation and enabling the Clock Spring products to deliver on their designed performance life. To support our valuable installer partners, Clock Spring is investing in improving our training facility.

The Clock Spring Full Metal Gasket is the world’s only DNV GL type approved gasket for zero emissions. The Full Metal Gasket eliminates the piping system’s weakest link, delivering sealing technology with unrivaled effectiveness.

The CNC-milled gasket is manufactured from a single block of metal using the same material as the surrounding pipe and flange; so it shares identical characteristics and is able to expand and contract in line with the adjoining infrastructure to maintain a permanent, zero-emissions, non-leaking seal.

The V-shaped rings compress and form a complete seal at lower levels of torque than traditional gaskets and have a higher range of tolerance for overtightening; the three rings create multiple levels of redundancy.

“Pipeotech is pleased to have Clock Spring as a sales, marketing, and manufacturing partner to drive penetration of this zero-emissions technology into key regions in the oil and gas and industrial sectors,” says Pipeotech CEO Henrik Sollie.

Traditional gaskets leak when the material contained in the system escapes through the pores of the gasket material. Studies show that seals between flanges are among the weakest components of piping connections, resulting in production and productivity loss and higher operational costs.

The metal-to-metal gasket improves operations in refineries and petrochemical plants as well as in terminals and on upstream gathering lines, and like all Clock Spring products, it is easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades.

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