Klinger South Africa is the largest manufacturer, supplier and distributor of fluid sealing products in Africa. Comprising three production facilities in one 14,000m² building, Klinger locally manufactures a comprehensive range of calendared sheet jointing, soft cut, semi-metallic and metallic gasketing, as well as compression gland packing for pumps and valves.
The entire operation is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and complies with all local health, safety and environmental legislation. As part of the global Klinger Group of companies, Klinger South Africa also has access to international research and development, product technology and testing, and the ability to participate in large-scale projects.
Klinger South Africa serves a wide range of industries including the oil and gas, petrochemical, refining and chemical industries, as well as power generation, pulp and paper, metal melting, sugar and mining sectors. As part of Klinger's extensive distribution network, its subsidiary, Wright Seals and Plastics, is well positioned in Cape Town to support the growing refurbishment and maintenance industry for oil rigs, FPSOs and other oil and gas drilling equipment.
Klinger South Africa locally manufactures the standard range of Klingersil® non-asbestos sheet materials in a 6m x 2m size format. The range of materials includes glass, aramid and carbon fibres with different rubber binders to suit different chemical applications. These gaskets are used in low to medium-pressure applications, and can be cut to suit standard flanges in accordance with international specifications such as ASME B16.21 and other British or European standards.
Programmable knife cutters are used by Klinger South Africa to cut compressed fibre gaskets to any custom shape or design. These cutters are quick and can provide large volumes of gaskets with complex configurations, with absolute accuracy and repeatability.
Spiral wound gaskets (Klinger Maxiflex) consist of a sealing element, which comprises alternating plies of a metallic strip and a soft compressible material, and inner or outer metallic rings. Material options include standard stainless and carbon steels, to specific high temperature or corrosion-resistant alloys. Graphite, PTFE and mica are common filler materials.
These high-pressure gaskets are produced in accordance with international specifications such as ASME B16.20 but can also be designed and manufactured to custom sizes. Our range of fully-automatic, semi-automatic and manual winding machines are capable of producing large volumes of spiral wound gaskets to any size, shape or configuration.
Serrated metal gaskets (Klinger Maxiprofile) consist of a grooved metal core with compressible facing layers, typically graphite. These gaskets are ideal for heat exchangers or large pressure vessel girth flanges due to their low bolt load requirements. Increasingly they are being fitted as substitutes for metal jacketed gaskets in these applications.
Ring-type joint (RTJs) gaskets are high-pressure solid metal gaskets that seal within a specific flange groove configuration. Klinger supplies these gaskets in a wide variety of material options, ranging from low carbon steel to nickel alloys. All these gaskets comply with the requirements of ASME B16.20 and API 6A and are available in three styles, viz. style R (oval or octagonal), style RX and style BX.
Klinger South Africa manufactures a range of gland packings for pumps and valves to suit a wide range of service conditions and applications. Typical yarns used include cotton, flax, glass, acrylic PTFE and aramids. These are braided in-house and contain lubricants such as graphite, wax, PTFE or molybdenumdisulphide. Sizes range from 3mm to 30mm square, and we also have the capability to produce larger sizes or different shaped seals for custom applications.
In addition to the products mentioned above, Klinger South Africa also supplies a range of modified PTFE sheet gasketing (Klinger Topchem), reinforced graphite sheet gasketing, rubber, cork, insulation kits, safety spray shields and engineering plastic components.
Located in Cape Town, Wright Seal & Plastics is an official agent and distributor for the following product range, in addition to the Klinger range of products: