PALMYRA, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2010—Garlock Sealing Technologies' Style 212-ULE ultra-low-emission valve stem seal has won an innovation award.
The company said the readers of Flow Control magazine chose the product for the publication's 2010 Innovation Award in fluid containment. The awards are aimed at showcasing the fluid handling industry's commitment to manufacturing excellence, and to recognize technology breakthroughs in fluid control and measurement.
Garlock's 212-ULE valve stem seal combines two types of braided graphite compression packing capable of maintaining emissions below 100 ppm. The new packing is self-lubricating for low valve stem friction, non-hardening, dimensionally stable, impervious to gases and fluids and corrosion-resistant, the company said.