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Chem-3 General Service Packing

Chem-3 Packing

General service pump and valve packing.

Features / Benefits

  • Non-abrasive: saves shaft sleeves.
  • Non-contaminating: will not degrade media.
  • High heat conductivity: longer life.
  • Broad chemical compatibility: saves on inventory costs, reduces on maintenance costs.

Typical Applications

  • Extreme corrosive service such as strong caustics, acids, pulp stock and other slurries.
  • Medium pressure valves and pumps.
  • Mixers, autoclaves and reactors - due to high resiliency of Thomson CHEM-3 packing.


Construction:  Teflon™ impregnated, high strength, carbon yarn with break-in lubricant. Square Inter-braid.

Temperatures:  -328°F (-200°C) to +600°F (+315°C)

Static: 4351 psi (300 bar)
Reciprocating: 1450 psi (100 bar)
Rotating: 362 psi (25 bar)

Speed:  3000 fpm (15 m/s)

pH range:  0–14 (except strong oxidizers)

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