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Advancing safety standards with Blowout tests acc. to VDI 2200 for KLINGERtop-chem gaskets

Our KLINGERtop-chem gaskets undergo the rigorous Blowout tests according to VDI 2200 guideline.

In the field of industrial reliability, one aspect stands out as paramount: ensuring the integrity of flange connections, particularly in environments such as oil and gas, petrochemicals and chemical processing, where safety and precision are non-negotiable.

KLINGERtop-chem sealing materials are engineered to endure the most demanding environments, promising leak-tight gaskets and unparalleled resilience. But how do we ensure these promises hold true under real-world conditions? The answer lies in blowout tests - a rigorous evaluation that puts these gaskets to the ultimate test. Certificates confirming the blowout resistance can be found on our webpage under the section „services“.

Testing equipment VDI 2200

What does “gasket blowout” mean?

“Gasket blowout” is a term used to describe the sudden and catastrophic failure of a gasket. Blowout usually occurs when the applied pressure exceeds the physical strength of a gasket. The high internal load forms a hole or tear in the gasket that suddenly releases the media being sealed.

What are blowout tests?

Blowout tests serve as the litmus test for the reliability and safety of VDI 2200 Top-Chem Gaskets. Through meticulously controlled procedures, these tests subject the gaskets to escalating pressure until they reach their extrusion point. The insights gleaned from these tests are invaluable, providing engineers and manufacturers with a comprehensive understanding of the gaskets performance under extreme conditions.

Why are they important?

In industries such as chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, and food manufacturing, where reliability is paramount, blowout tests play a pivotal role in advancing safety standards. By rigorously assessing the performance of our KLINGERtop-chem gaskets, industries can ensure the safety and efficiency of their operations.

Bottom flange with gasket before testing
Top flange with gasket after testing

„We are thrilled to announce that our Top-chem gaskets have successfully passed the blowout test according to VDI 2200 guideline. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team in engineering high-quality, reliable products.“

Stephan Piringer, Head of Product Development
at KLINGER Dichtungstechnik

Our PTFE-based soft-sealing materials guarantee ultimate chemical resistance and are designed to cater for the majority of gasket applications.

Contacts mentioned in the article:

» LinkedIn: Stephan Piringer, Head of Product Development at KLINGER Dichtungstechnik

» Tel: +43 2252 62599-154 Email:

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What are the common causes of gasket blowouts?
Gasket blowouts can occur due to factors such as improper torque during installation, using incompatible materials, or exceeding the gasket's pressure or temperature limits.

How can gasket blowouts be prevented?
To prevent a gasket blowout, ensure proper selection based on operating conditions, correct installation torque and surface preparation and adhere to the recommended gasket specifications. Regular inspection and maintenance also help identify potential issues early, ensuring optimal performance and minimizing the risk of blowouts.

What are the signs of an impending gasket blowout?
Signs include leaks, irregularities in flange surfaces, loss of compression, or visible damage to the gasket. Monitoring these indicators helps prevent catastrophic failures.

What are the potential consequences of a gasket blowout?
A gasket blowout can lead to leaks, equipment downtime, and potentially hazardous situations. It may result in product loss, environmental damage, and even compromise worker safety. Preventative measures are essential to mitigate these risks.

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