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TorrLid® 162B

A specialised product designed as a vacuum seal for aluminium crucible lids.

  • Aluminium crucible lids

TorrLid 162B is a specially designed compression packing developed specifically as a lid seal to hold a vacuum within crucibles of liquid / smelted aluminium. TorrLid 162B features a resilient hollow-centred core of ethylene-propylene elastomer, over-braided with a jacket of filament glass yarns. The exterior surface is coated with a layer of red-coloured silicone rubber. This product is also available with wire reinforcement and is known as TorrLid 162C.

  • Developed specifically as a vacuum seal for aluminium crucible lids
  • Readily withstands the temperatures and compressive forces involved
  • Tough silicone rubber coating provides abrasion resistance
  • Withstands repeated opening/closing cycles

This exceptionally well-proven product is used worldwide as a vacuum lid seal for crucibles containing liquid / smelted aluminium. It has also proved a great success on new plant using the latest AP35 technology.

  • Static duties with crucible lids
  • Maximum working temperature: Suitable for holding a vacuum over liquid / smelted aluminium in crucibles, please contact us for further advice
  • Pressure range: from partial vacuum up to 0.9 MPa/9 bar (131 psi)

Manufactured to order, in a wide variety of sections and lengths, to meet customer specific requirements.

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Static lid sealing fitting guide

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TorrLid 162B datasheet

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Compression packing guide

Our constant advances in materials and lubricants, product design and manufacturing techniques, keep us at the forefront of compression packing technology. We therefore bring you one of the widest ranges of packings to match the temperatures, pressures and speeds of your most modern fluid handling systems, and economical packings for your older plant.

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