RX - Series Gaskets
Style RX ring joint gaskets are a pressure-energized adaptation of the standard Style R gasket. The RX is designed to fit the same groove design as a standard Style R, making the joints interchangeable. The modified design uses a pressure-energized effect that improves the efficiency of the seal as the internal pressure of the system increases.RX gaskets are designed for pressures up to 5,000 PSI. RX type gaskets perform excellent in 6B flanged blowout preventer stacks, which requires the additional mass of the RX gasket to support the higher pressures with higher vibrations and heavier weights of these units. Gaskets that have been torqued initiating a metal-to-metal seal should be discarded and not reused.