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KLINGER Advantage provides fluid control equipment and services to operators in the chemical and petro-chemical sectors in the Gulf Coast area as well as the rest of the U.S. market

KLINGER Advantage’s Expansion Joints

Let’s get into the Expansion Joints World… What are them?

A joint is the material – or combination of materials – designed to be placed between the two parts of a mechanical joint.

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KLINGER Advantage is Released: we welcome our new launch website!

Following the highest levels of quality, also on a digital level, we have updated our website.

Now, with more intuitive and responsive design, in which our customers can find our entire range of products available for each need and each of the industries in which we work.

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In an industrial process, valves are used to control flow and pressure in pipelines carrying liquids, gases, fumes, etc.

To this end, we will address here the use of conventional globe valve models and also piston valves.

Conventional Globe Valve

Widely used in industrial processes for fluid flow control and pressure regulation, this type of valve is characterized by its globe-shaped body.

Conventional Globo valves use gaskets as sealing elements. This type of sealing material offers reliability and is recommended for a wide range of industrial applications.

however, the use of gaskets on globe valves, develop recurrent leaks and replacement of this material is necessary. However, this gasket change is hampered by access to it and also by the need to depressurize the entire line, since this maintenance must be done without any pressure on the valve.

This type of valve also uses a gasket between the body and the bonnet. This type of seal may leak and, sometimes, results in erosion of the sealing surfaces, requiring replacement of damaged parts.

Bearing in mind that globe valves also use internal metal type seals / metal, it is possible for leaks to appear, because, considering that this type of fence falls into class IV, dripping is allowed. Besides that, considering that this type of seal does not have the perfect contact, dirt may accumulate on the sealing surface and erosion of these surfaces may occur.

It is important to note that, any loss of vapor must be analyzed and corrected, because it means wasted time, operation and also money.

Loss of vapor through leakage to the atmosphere (kg per hour)


Considering the table above, that relates the size of the leak jet to the maximum steam flow, if we take as an example a line pressure 9,3 bar, and a jet of steam leak from 90 cm – the vapor loss will be 26,8 approximately kg / h.

Also considering the operating time: 24h / he; 30 days / month – the total steam lost per month will be = 19,3 tons.

Assuming a cost of R $ 60,00 per ton – the total lost will be R $ 1.157,76 a month.

The warning point in the case of the conventional globe valve is that, all these setbacks presented result in a high maintenance cost, waste of inputs and unwanted production stops, considerably harming the cost x benefit of using these valves.

Piston Globe Valves

The Globe Piston valves in turn, present cost x benefit that make the investment feasible.

The piston valve sealing system, occurs through graphite rings that are in contact with the piston. This type of fence, class VI, ensures tightness for both the line and the atmosphere.

The exclusive sealing system of KLINGER piston valves ensures Class VI sealing according to ANSI / FCI70-21 Standards, referring to the passage of fluid to the line.

The efficiency of these graphite rings is given by the insertion of expanded stainless steel sheets and by the special physical properties of the graphite that allow its use in temperatures from -40ºC to 400ºC, being suitable for thermal shocks and vapor changes / condensed.

This seal is based on the contact between the piston (plug) and the inner surface of the seal rings, contact with the lower ring (seat) makes the flow block to the pipe and the contact with the upper ring makes the seal for atmosphere. This contact between the piston and the upper ring replaces the gaskets and the gaskets of the bonnet, that are used in conventional valves.

Piston valves have low cost maintenance, because normally, it is necessary to replace only the sealing rings, items that have a cost of approximately 5% of the cost of the valve. Maintenance is also easier, since the valve can be repaired by keeping the body installed in the pipeline.

Considering the presented characteristics of piston valves, it can be said that this type of valve offers greater reliability against accidents caused by leaks.

Besides that, energy savings and other inputs inherent to the process result in an irrefutable cost x benefit.

In addition to steam and condensate collection systems, the KLINGER piston valve has proven effectiveness in applications such as thermal fluids up to 350 ° C, chemical fluids (stainless steel version) and gases.

This type of valve, also available with special trim for fine adjustment. Yet, this feature is unique to the KLINGER piston valve.



As you, we at KLINGER Advantage have watched the events unfold over the last few months with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. There is no denying the severity of the virus and those it is affecting. We would like to reassure our customers and employees that during this time we are continuing with business as normal. However, we have taken steps to ensure as much as possible that none of our current projects and customers are impacted by the events.

Currently, we do not see any risk to our supply chain, and we are continually reviewing our contingency plans that we have put in place, these include the following:

  • At present we are not expecting any delivery delays and We will continue to proactively work with our suppliers, be it international or global, to maintain supply.
  • Our suppliers and factories are working at full capacity and the production is running on time.
  • We have reviewed and updated our cleaning schedule across all Klinger Advantage sites.
  • All non-essential overseas travel has been cancelled and rearranged where possible or alternative solutions be found to conduct the meetings such as Skype.

The safety of our employees is at the forefront of our business and we are monitoring the changes in the advice released by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and The Government in Louisiana/Texas and USA ensuring our employees safeguarding. Relevant information concerning prevention, how to spot it and what to do, provided by the NHS and WHO has been communicated to our employees.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us


KLINGER acquires Swiss companies FRANZ GYSI AG and GYSI Dichtungstechnik

Acquisitions enable manufacturing and provision of plant safety products and solutions directly in Switzerland

The KLINGER Group has purchased the Swiss Aargau-based companies FRANZ GYSI AG and GYSI Dichtungstechnik. Effective January 1, 2020, the two companies are now part of KLINGER. The businesses of former owner Mr. Franz Gysi provide gaskets and valves for several core markets, including district heating and cooling, process heat, gas, water & wastewater, cooling and loose materials as well as for the biotech, food, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Their addition will enable the KLINGER Group to directly deliver products and solutions to the Swiss market.

The FRANZ GYSI AG with its headquarters in Suhr, Switzerland, was formed in 1927 and operated as a family enterprise for 93 years. More than nine decades have already been spent collaborating with KLINGER, especially in the fields sealing technology and fluid control solutions. The second company, the Rheinsulz-based GYSI Dichtungstechnik, was incorporated after taking over a sheet punching subsidiary from today’s KLINGER Kempchen. This enabled the former owner Mr. Franz Gysi, himself the third generation to run the business, to add metal gaskets and expansion joints to the product portfolio. With a total of around 50 employees, the companies play an important role as suppliers for the Swiss industries district heating and cooling, process heat, gas, water & wastewater, cooling, and loose materials. Furthermore, they also provide a wide range of specialist gaskets and valves for food, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotech applications.

“I am deeply moved by the trust that Mr. Franz Gysi, the KLINGER management and our employees have placed in me. It will be an honor to continue the Franz Gysi success story as a member of the KLINGER Group.”

Daniel Läubli, Managing Director of FRANZ GYSI AG and GYSI Dichtungstechnik

KLINGER to continue operation of both business locations

Following the acquisition, Mr. Franz Gysi will retire from the operative business. He will, however, provide his expertise as a member of the supervisory board. “Due to the lack of a successor in our family, I had to look at other options to safeguard the companies,” explains Mr. Gysi, and adds: “The KLINGER Group, which had proven itself to be a reliable and long-term partner, was the ideal choice.” According to the former owner, this solution caters to the needs of all stakeholders: “Our customers and suppliers can rest assured in the knowledge that they will continue to have a trusted and reliable partner at their side. And thanks to the way the KLINGER Group goes about its merger & acquisition activities, our in total around 50 employees at both business locations will retain their workplaces to also supply the highest level of quality for the Swiss market in the future.” Former co-executive Mr. Daniel Läubli will take over as Managing Director. Asked to comment on his new function, Mr. Läubli stated: “I am deeply moved by the trust that Mr. Franz Gysi, the KLINGER management and our employees have placed in me. It will be an honor to continue the Franz Gysi success story as a member of the KLINGER Group.” CEO Daniel Schibli, who also hails from Switzerland, has welcomed the latest acquisitions with open arms: “It fills me with joy to see our respective companies that have already been working together for more than nine decades, and thus spanning three generations of the Gysi and four generations of the Klinger family, now combine forces for an even brighter future together. Effective immediately, we can provide the Swiss market with our plant safety products, services and solutions via our very own local company. This is perfectly in line with our strategy, which focuses heavily on customer proximity as a means of offering the highest quality – wherever and whenever its is required.”

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Allow pressure and keep tight for the environment

Technical solution for ecological challenges – sustainability in process technology.

One of the most important functions of industrial valves in process technology is the tightness to the outside in order to protect people and the environment against dangerous influences. Active environmental protection begins here. Responsible and future-oriented solutions are characterized by the highest degree of tightness and ecological sustainability.

In order to meet the highest requirements for tightness to the outside, the dynamic sealing of the stem by means of a metallic bellows and a downstream safety stuffing box is ideally suited.

In the ball valve type INTEC K200-S-STD-EC a metallic bellows seal the stem to the outside. Due to the torsion-proof, multi-walled bellows and a downstream safety stuffing box, the stem seal is permanently technically tight. The leakage rate to the outside is at least 10-6 [mbar ∙ l/s]. This makes the ball valve particularly suitable for toxic, aggressive and fugitive media.

  • Reliable permanent tight and safe sealing to atmosphere.
  • Fulfils the highest tightness requirements with min. 10-6 [mbar ∙ l/s].
  • TA-Luft and emission conformity according to VDI 2440 / ISO 15848.
  • Worldwide unique design.
  • Although a 90° movement is performed for actuation, the bellows only performs an axial movement.

Highest tightness and ecological sustainability combined in the future-oriented solution!

Innovative solutions for a safe and clean environment

Intelligent technical solution for a sustainable future.

Environmentally hazardous media are not harmless to humans and the environment. For this reason, strict regulations apply to process plants in the chemical industry and the valve components used must meet high requirements for technical tightness. Gases or liquids must never escape uncontrolled.

The specific requirements of the chemical industry are characterised by the high variety of media, the pressures to be controlled (vacuum to high pressure) and the very different temperature levels (cryogenic to high temperature). These requirements make the chemical industry probably the most demanding user sector for industrial valves.

The worldwide unique stem sealing system of the INTEC system technology, which realizes the permanent springing of the primary and secondary sealing with flexible graphite. The cone ring principle used here ensures optimum force distribution and guarantees a permanent seal. When assembled, the graphite has a density of ρ= 1.8-1.9 g/cm³ and a springback behaviour of 10% proportional to the axial height.

  • No use of O-rings, therefore universally applicable.
  • No use of disc springs, therefore no loss of elasticity or risk of breakage.
  • Constructive structure excludes any contact of the medium with graphite.
  • Sealing system absolutely resistant to aging and temperature resistant up to +225°C.
  • TÜV-certified with 100,000 switching cycles, from 0 bar to 40 bar and -40°C to +225°C.
  • Tightness <1×10-6 mbar*l/sec. with 99.996 pure helium (He) over the entire life cycle.
  • Adjustable even with mounted actuator.

Smart safety and protection for human and environment without compromise!

Time for hard resistance

Wear attacks and service life of metal-seated ball valves.

Wear parts are the weak points in ball valve technology. In particular, the ball and ball seats must withstand extreme loads. The spectrum of dynamic wear forces is very extensive and results from the loads of high temperatures, high pressures, high switching frequency, aggressive media, abrasive solid particles, abrasion, erosion, vibration, cavitation and flow velocity.

Tailored and application-specific selection of surface coatings of the ball and ball seats based on hard metal (such as chromium carbide, tungsten carbide, chromium oxide, Tribaloy etc.) improve wear resistance, leakage in the port and the service life.

Characteristics such as good wear resistance or high wear resistance, low cold welding tendency, very good sliding properties, high hardness, high thermal load capacity, good load-bearing capacity at high surface pressure, low adhesive resistance and high adhesive tensile strength characterise the quality of the metallic coating of the INTEC system technology.

An efficient surface coating is dependent on the chemical composition, layer porosity, pore size, layer hardness, structure, adhesion to the carrier material, the inner bond and the layer thickness and its uniformity.

  • Metallic sealing system (floating or mounted ball valve version).
  • Paired ball and ball seats, lapped onto each other.
  • Surface hardness of the coating from 60 up to 70 HRC.
  • Leakage rate A – absolutely gas-tight – continuity tightness 1×10-4 mbar helium.
  • Temperature resistance up to 800°C.
  • More than 12 up to 15 different hard material coatings for the optimal solution.

Get the maximum service life out of technical possibilities!